Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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August 24, 2015
Portland State University last week invited VIPs to what was expected to be an announcement of a $100 million gift from an anonymous donor. While the story was initially one of heartbreak over a gift that would have been huge for the university, questions are now being raised on whether the university properly vetted the would-be donor, The Oregonian reported. "John Michael Fitzpatrick, 51, turns out to be a tech promoter with hardly any obvious assets and a history of insolvency.
August 24, 2015
Hocking College, a two-year institution in Ohio, has fired 13 faculty members, saying that they lack credentials required for their positions, The Athens Messenger reported. Some of the faculty members have taught at the college for more than 20 years. The college acted after its accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission, said the college was in violation of its standards by employing these instructors.
August 24, 2015
Three months after her comments on Twitter made her a target of the conservative blogosphere, she talks about that experience, race, her career and the clout (or lack thereof) of sociology.
August 24, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Kathy Wright, an instructor at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, discusses the benefits of cleaning up. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 21, 2015
An article in The Oregonian examines how Portland State University expected to announce a $100 million gift Tuesday and then was left hanging when the gift did not materialize. The university invited key politicians and informed the press (with an embargo for the press conference), even describing some details about the anonymous would-be donor. No information is available about why the gift didn't happen.
August 21, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Elizabeth Skippington, a postdoc in Indiana University’s biology department, explores the darker side of the iconic holiday decoration. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 21, 2015
The University of Texas Board of Regents adopted a policy Thursday under which a campus president may in a limited number of cases offer admission to a “qualified” applicant who would otherwise be rejected, The Austin American-Statesman reported. The board acted in part due to a controversy over interventions by Bill Powers, formerly the president at UT-Austin, that many said exceed the sort of limited intervention others would accept.
August 21, 2015
More than 74,000 accounts on Ashley Madison adultery site had .edu email addresses. Which college has the most participation on the website for affairs?

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