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 18, 2013
Georgetown University is today announcing the largest gift in its history, $100 million from Frank H. McCourt Jr., a former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, The Washington Post reported. The funds will be used to elevate a public policy program to a full-fledged school at the university.  
September 18, 2013
The University of Colorado Board of Regents voted Tuesday to add political affiliation and gender identity to the categories on which the university system bars discrimination, The Boulder Daily Camera reported. Some regents have repeatedly charged that conservatives suffer discrimination, especially at the Boulder campus.
September 18, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Jordan Okie of Arizona State University explains why some species have evolved to tremendous sizes. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
September 18, 2013
Sept. 18, 2013 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2013 Survey of College and University Admissions Officers explored the views of campus enrollment leaders on such topics as affirmative action, the role of commission-based agents in recruiting international students, and how they are judged in their jobs. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. A copy of the survey report can be downloaded here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Oct. 10, Inside Higher Ed presented a webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Editor Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions. To watch a recording of the webinar, please click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons, ELS, Jenzabar and CUnet.
September 18, 2013
Among the more notable pieces of recent education research was a study finding that most of the high-ability, low-income students in the country never apply to a single competitive college, even though they would likely be admitted and be offered aid. The research found that active outreach, explaining to such students what their options are, and providing application fee waivers, can encourage more of them to apply.
September 18, 2013
Grand Valley State University administrators have removed a sculpture of a wrecking ball from campus, and Miley Cyrus played a role, MLive reported. Students had noticed a similarity between the sculpture and a prop in the new Cyrus video for her song "Wrecking Ball." Students -- at least one of them nude -- were reenacting the video on the real sculpture at Grand Valley State. Officials took away the artwork, saying that they were not sure it could support the students.  
September 17, 2013
City College of the City University of New York is starting a master's degree in branding and integrated communications. Georgetown University and Stevens Institute of Technology are creating a joint master's program in systems engineering management.
September 17, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Richard Blob of Clemson University explains why the evolutionary migration to land was dominated by limbed species. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
September 17, 2013
Two men in a grocery store in southern Russia got into an argument about the ideas of Immanuel Kant, and after the discussion got heated, one man took out a gun and shot the other, Reuters reported. The man who was shot was hospitalized but his life is not in danger. Reuters provided this context: "Many Russians love to discuss philosophy and history, often over a drink, but such discussions rarely end in shootings."  
September 17, 2013
Those hoping to see the medical profession diversify may need to consider the way debt appears to affect different kinds of medical students, says an article published Monday in the journal PLOS One. The study -- by researchers at Columbia University -- asked medical students nationwide to estimate how much debt they would have upon graduating. The answers varied by racial and ethnic group, with 77 percent of black students estimating that they would owe more than $150,000.

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