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 12, 2018
Professor discusses his new book on insights gained from reading classic literature with people with autism.
September 12, 2018
A new analysis from the National Bureau of Economic Research looks at whether the National Institutes of Health fund "edge" science. The study finds that the answer is in the affirmative, but only to a point. The NIH does fund innovative basic research, but is much less likely to fund "edge" clinical science.  
September 12, 2018
The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has re-opened a complaint filed seven years ago charging that Rutgers University permitted a hostile environment for Jewish students, The New York Times reported. The complaint had been filed after a supporter of the movement to boycott Israel spoke at Rutgers. The Obama administration rejected the complaint.
September 11, 2018
Dominican University, in Illinois, is launching an evening bachelor’s degree in business administration. Florida Gulf Coast University is starting an undergraduate minor in agribusiness. New York Institute of Technology is starting a combined D.O./Ph.D. in medical and biological sciences.
September 11, 2018
Amherst College on Monday announced a $50 million anonymous gift for its capital campaign. The gift follows a $100 million anonymous gift announced in April. Check out other large gifts to higher education in Inside Higher Ed's fund-raising databases.
September 10, 2018
Study suggests that those who are "racially apolitical" are more likely than others to receive attention from admissions officers.
September 10, 2018
Earnings gaps; cautions on free tuition; falling M.B.A. applications.

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