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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November 5, 2018
For increasing numbers of high school students, colleges' political character matters. Activism is most likely to be an essay topic at competitive-admissions colleges.
November 5, 2018
The two people murdered Friday in a shooting at a Tallahassee yoga studio both had ties to Florida State University. They were Nancy Van Vessem, a professor of internal medicine, and Maura Binkley, a 21-year-old student who hoped to get a job after graduation with Teach for America. The shooter, Scott Paul Beierle, shot himself after shooting a total of seven people.
November 5, 2018
Samuel J. Abrams, a professor at Sarah Lawrence College, had his office door vandalized after he wrote an essay in The New York Times saying that student affairs officials at colleges nationwide are disproportionately liberal. Abrams confirmed to Inside Higher Ed an account published in Reason about what happened and the president's response.
November 5, 2018
Iowa Wesleyan warns students and faculty members that it may not open for spring semester without infusion of funds.
November 5, 2018
Relatively few students, after experiencing a positive "shock" in SAT scores, apply to much more competitive institutions.
November 5, 2018
Liberty University has sold university-owned lists of student email addresses to the campaign of Corey Stewart, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate in Virginia, The News & Advance reported. The article noted that while many entities buy and sell email addresses, it is apparently unusual for a nonprofit college to sell such names to a political campaign.
November 5, 2018
A study released Friday documented that 147 colleges and universities have at least one former football player with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is linked to concussions, USA Today reported. "Very few colleges can say they haven’t had a former player diagnosed with CTE," said Chris Nowinski, co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, which released the study.

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