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, 2016
Those with student debt -- whether they graduated from or dropped out of college -- are less likely than their counterparts without debt to accumulate assets in the years after leaving college, according to a new study. The research linked debt with borrowers, compared to others, having lower net worth, fewer financial and nonfinancial assets, and homes with lower market values.
May 19, 2016
A report being issued today will criticize the University of Massachusetts System for admitting an increasing number of out-of-state students, The Boston Globe reported. The system has been growing enrollments, both from inside and outside Massachusetts. In 2015, for the first time, the flagship campus at Amherst admitted more out-of-staters (although only by six).
May 19, 2016
The following colleges have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2016:
May 19, 2016
The University of Melbourne, in Australia, is currently restricting three mathematics faculty jobs to female applicants, ABC Australia reported. Officials said mathematics departments struggle to attract female applicants. Australian law permits discrimination (in this case against male applicants) designed to promote equal opportunity.
May 18, 2016
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Centre College James Bloom, art history Robert Bosco, international studies Jennifer Goetz, psychology Lee Jefferson, religion Benjamin Knoll, politics Stacey Peebles, English Fairfield University
May 18, 2016
Colleges and universities are required under federal laws to offer accommodations to students who can demonstrate that a learning disability poses difficulties for their academic success. But as a new study notes, students must demonstrate that they have a disability, and this frequently involves paying for testing.
May 18, 2016
A new report from the Century Foundation considers the issue of "identity threat" and the way many low-income and minority students with academic talent may feel unwelcome or stereotyped in college. The report suggests that students face bias from some professors based on stereotypes and that this creates "stereotype threat" in which students may come to doubt their own abilities.
May 18, 2016
Obama administration releases final rules to require new payments for many employees. Regulations make clear that higher ed employees considered teachers will continue to be exempt. Postdoc pay could be key issue going forward.

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