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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March 23, 2015
American universities continue to dominate in numbers of applications, but submissions from other countries are going up.
March 23, 2015
Protesters -- some students and many not -- have disrupted exams and blocked entrances at Lebanese University's Tripoli campus, The Daily Star reported. They object to two recent appointments of Christian academics to positions that they believe Sunni Muslims should hold. Students told the newspaper that most at the university do not believe that appointees should be judged by religious affiliation, but many in the country disagree.  
March 23, 2015
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has charged in legal filings that for-profit Globe University has violated state law by making unlicensed loans with "usurious interest rates” as high as 18 percent, The Star Tribune reported. Swanson asked that the loans to nearly 6,000 students be invalidated, so the students would not have to repay them and should be reimbursed for payments they have made.
March 23, 2015
McGill University has rejected the request of a Muslim female student to start women-only hours in the workout facilities on campus, CBC News reported. The request has prompted widespread campus debate in recent weeks. McGill's deputy provost for student life and learning, Ollivier Dyens, said, "We don't believe in the segregation of our services, we don't believe in separating some groups from others on campus.
March 23, 2015
North Carolina State University has suspended the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and banned alcohol at fraternity events (except those of historically black fraternities) after the discovery of what appears to be a "pledge notebook" with offensive statements, The News and Observer reported. Among the quotations in the notebook: “if she’s hot enough, she doesn’t need a pulse” and “that tree is so perfect for lynching.”
March 20, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Jay Pasachoff, director of Hopkins Observatory, chair of astronomy and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College, discusses a cosmic phenomenon. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 20, 2015
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California System, on Thursday apologized for a remark caught on tape the day before in which she called a student protest "crap," The Los Angeles Times reported. Napolitano made the remark when students interrupted a Board of Regents meeting, standing on chairs, shouting, taking off their shirts and throwing fake money.
March 20, 2015
Yeshiva University announced Thursday that it is merging the faculties of its men's undergraduate college (Yeshiva College) and its women's undergraduate college (Stern College for Women). At the same time, the two colleges will maintain separate campuses and separate courses. But until now, each college had its own departments. Now merged departments will serve both colleges.
March 20, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:

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