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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September 15, 2018
Hurricane Florence is still moving and it remains unclear how much damage it will do to colleges in the Carolinas. At Inside Higher Ed, we hope the damage is minimal and welcome reports from colleges on how they are faring. Please email Colleges throughout the region are closed, many of them with mandatory campus evacuations. Many students from the College of Charleston have been evacuated to the University of South Carolina, which posted this photo.
September 14, 2018
Dartmouth College has named Callie Brownson (at right) to be offensive quality control coach for its football team. The college says that it believes Brownson to be the first full-time female football coach at the Division I level.
September 14, 2018
An adjunct instructor in the aviation program at Utah Valley University, James Green, has resigned after students complained about anti-Muslim comments he made in a posting on a course website, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The comments were Green's reflections on 9/11, which he described experiencing in Manhattan.
September 14, 2018
An Oregon grand jury has declined to indict two police officers at Portland State University who shot and killed a man this summer. Many students and others have said the man, Jason Washington, was doing nothing wrong, and was trying to break up a fight when he was shot. The incident led many student groups to call for the university to stop arming its police officers.
September 14, 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh (at right) provided answers to numerous questions from senators about the Supreme Court nominee's views on many issues, including the policies of many colleges to consider race and ethnicity in admissions. In a series of decisions, the Supreme Court has said that colleges have that right, at least under certain conditions. Kavanaugh, however, did not not endorse those decisions.
September 14, 2018
The first ACT which was exclusively computer based at international testing centers, given last weekend featured glitches that prevented some students from taking the exam.
September 13, 2018
Bowling Green State University and Mercy College of Ohio on Wednesday announced the start of a two-to-three-year process under which the college and its degree programs will become part of the university. Mercy has nine degree programs and six certificate programs, serving a total of about 1,500 students. Mercy's emphasis is in nursing and health professions.  
September 13, 2018
New research finds that required physical activity courses make a difference in the habits of college students. The research compared student physical activity among students with and without a course requirement. Elective offerings, the study found, tend to attract those who already were likely to engage in physical activity, and so do not tend to reach those who might otherwise be sedentary. The study was published in The Journal of American College Health.
September 12, 2018
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