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 17, 2016
Kennesaw State University is starting an undergraduate major in entrepreneurship. Monroe Community College, of the State University of New York, is starting an associate degree in homeland security.
August 17, 2016
Social work professors told administrators that they were letting students make unfair accusations and admitting unqualified students. Then someone forwarded the professors' letters to students. UPDATE: Dean responds.
August 17, 2016
Nicholas Dirks announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, after only three years in the position.
August 16, 2016
Brooks Institute, a for-profit visual arts college, has announced that it is shutting down in October.
August 16, 2016
It's that time of year again, when new students arrive on campus and faculty members and administrators feel old. Beloit College has been trying to bridge the generational divide since 1998 with an annual "mind-set list" to remind those who work in academe what the new students have and have never experienced. This year's list is out today with reminders about this year's freshmen. Among the tips:
August 16, 2016
Many colleges and universities release studies about the way they contribute to the economic health of their locales. A new study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research (abstract available here) takes a very long-term perspective. The study looks at the locations of nearly 15,000 universities in 1,500 regions in 78 countries and found that having more universities in an area is associated with a higher gross domestic product.
August 16, 2016
In 2005, a court barred Vanderbilt from removing "Confederate" from the facade of a building, citing the terms of a gift. The university is returning the gift at today's value -- and will now remove the word.
August 15, 2016
Minority student at Pitzer advertised for nonwhite roommate. Her president was critical. Does reaction ignore reality that many white students get white roommates all the time?
August 15, 2016
Severe rainstorms and flooding in Baton Rouge led
August 15, 2016
Donald Trump held a rally Saturday at Sacred He

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