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 23, 2012
The Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts on Tuesday sided with Regis College in a dispute over its plans to build a retirement community, The Boston Globe reported. Massachusetts law gives leeway on zoning rules to educational institutions, but the town of Weston has argued that the planned retirement community should be viewed primarily as residential, not educational.
May 23, 2012
Students who don't learn civics -- starting at young ages -- are less likely to grow up to be students and citizens who vote and who volunteer, says a report being issued today by the Educational Testing Service. The report urges an increased emphasis on civic education at all levels of education, and urges colleges to look for ways to encourage their students to vote and to participate in public life.  
May 23, 2012
At the five most competitive colleges in the City University of New York, the combination of tougher admissions standards and the economic downturn has led to shifts in demographics, with the colleges attracting more students with high SAT scores, and more students who are white or are Asian than in the past, The New York Times reported.
May 23, 2012
In today's Academic Minute, Melissa Gibbs of Stetson University explains how an invasive species of catfish is making life hard for the manatees of Florida. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 23, 2012
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has set off a debate about academic freedom and free expression in South Africa with a last-minute decision to cancel a planned lecture by an official of the Israeli embassy, The Independent Online reported. Some academics at the university had called for the lecture to be canceled to object to Israel's treatment of Palestinians.
May 23, 2012
Sarah Lawrence College has had the distinction of being the only competitive college that not only told applicants that they did not need to submit SAT or ACT scores, but stated that it would not accept such scores for review at all. But that is now changing and, effective with the admissions cycle starting this fall, the college is moving to a "test-optional" stance in which applicants have the choice of whether or not to submit.
May 22, 2012
An audit by the Los Angeles Community College District has found that nearly $100,000 in checks to the head of the Los Angeles Trade Tech foundation may have been forged, The Los Angeles Times reported. The forgery is of the signature of Trade Tech's president, Roland Chapdelaine. Rhea Chung, the foundation head, is on leave pending an investigation, but has denied all wrongdoing and said that checks she received were appropriate.

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