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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May 19, 2015
Former players are charging that the women's basketball program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has abused players in a number of ways, The Chicago Tribune reported. Former players accuse coaches of, among other things, forcing athletes to play when suffering from injuries, verbally abusing players and engaging in racially divisive tactics, such as referencing the race of players and considering separate practices for black athletes.
May 19, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Michael Strager, associate professor of resource management at West Virginia University, explains his work to mitigate the negative consequences of dangerous chemical spills and protect water. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 19, 2015
National group of campus writing programs kicks a poet off a committee because of Twitter project that some view as racist but others view as artistic expression.
May 19, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:
May 19, 2015
A new study examines the prevalence of gender stereotypes in science -- all around the world. For the study, David I. Miller, a doctoral student in psychology at Northwestern University, asked participants how much they associated science with males or females.
May 19, 2015
The College of Saint Rose on Monday announced that it would eliminate 40 administrative and staff positions, 17 of them vacant, in a push to cut costs, The Albany Times-Union reported. The college's enrollment of 4,500 is down by about 800 since 2008. The college is also changing the way it covers employee health insurance. The college has covered 90 percent of costs and is maintaining that for those earning less than $30,000 a year.
May 19, 2015
Two students have filed a federal lawsuit against Valencia College, a Florida community college, alleging that instructors forced them and other students to undergo vaginal probes as part of the process of teaching them to perform such procedures for ultrasounds and other purposes, The Orlando Sentinel reported. The suit alleges that those who complained were retaliated against.
May 19, 2015
Marquette University has removed a mural of Assata Shakur, who was convicted in the murder of a New Jersey state trooper in 1973 and later escaped prison and fled to Cuba, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The mural was painted in the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center on campus in March but drew attention from bloggers over the weekend.
May 18, 2015
Three New Jersey colleges are appearing to be more competitive than they are in admissions by counting incomplete applications, NorthJersey.com reported. Ramapo College of New Jersey, for example, says that about 10 percent of the applications it counts were never completed. By its count, Ramapo's acceptance rate is about 52 percent. But if it only counted completed applications, its acceptance rate would be 58 percent.
May 18, 2015
An article in The New York Times details how Axact, a software company in Pakistan, operates a network of 370 websites that sell fake college and university degrees, earning the company millions of dollars a year. The websites feature videos with actors playing the parts of professors and others.

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