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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April 21, 2016
Reuters reported Wednesday that at least five times in the last three years, the College Board gave high school students in the United States versions of the SAT that included questions and answers that had been online for more than a year. The article noted the concern of admissions leaders that the practice raised questions about fairness.
April 21, 2016
Whittier College has become the latest to drop the requirement that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. The option, however, is only for those with a 3.0 grade point average in high school. Further, those admitted without testing will be required to take a writing proficiency diagnostic exam for placement purposes.
April 20, 2016
Hampshire College called off classes Tuesday afternoon to discuss issues raised in student protests. Students have demanded that the college sell off any investments in fossil fuels or private prisons.
April 20, 2016
East Carolina University announced Tuesday that it has fired a police officer who handcuffed a black man who was the victim of a beating on campus in March. The officer has been on leave since the incident, which started off campus and moved to the campus, and involved three white people beating a black person. When the East Carolina police officer arrived, he handcuffed the black man who was being attacked.
April 20, 2016
Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today “The Critical Role of General Education,” our latest print-on-demand compilation of articles. This compilation is free, and you may download a copy here. And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Wednesday, May 11, at 2 p.m.
April 20, 2016
A few dozen members of the coalition of leading colleges that plans to reform college admissions with a new application system this summer don't plan to use it for the next year.
April 19, 2016
The Tennessee House of Representatives voted Monday to cut all state funds for a diversity office at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville that has angered lawmakers by sharing information about the pronouns preferred by transgender students and the diversity of holidays observed (or not observed) by students and faculty members, The Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
April 19, 2016
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, on Monday announced that she was accepting a number of recommendations made by a panel that reviewed the way system campuses respond to allegations of sexual harassment by faculty members and administr

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