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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June 19, 2014
The CEO and two other senior officials of the Harvard Management Co., Harvard University's investment arm, are leaving their jobs or plan to do so soon, following years of disappointing investment returns, Bloomberg reported. For the five years ending June 30, 2013, Harvard saw average returns of 1.7 percent, compared to 6.8 percent at Columbia University and 5.4 percent at the University of Pennsylvania.
June 19, 2014
Northwestern University's law school this spring expelled a student -- months from graduation -- who is a felon who has been convicted for falsely impersonating a lawyer, The Chicago Tribune reported. The student who was kicked out then sued the university, although a settlement appears to have been reached. Northwestern faulted the student for failing to disclose his past, and said that he was an "undesirable" candidate to become a lawyer.
June 19, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Nathaniel Dominy, associate professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College, discusses his research on an evolutionary understanding of how humans and other primates eat. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
June 19, 2014
Hampshire becomes only competitive college in the country that will not look at SAT or ACT scores.
June 19, 2014
Thomas Jefferson University on Wednesday announced a $110 million gift for its medical college from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation. The medical college will now be named for Kimmel, a philanthropist who has focused his giving on Philadelphia-area institutions.  
June 19, 2014
Government officials and educators in Denmark are debating whether the country is too generous to its college students. Tuition is free and students receive stipends (not loans) so officials say that students feel little pressure to study subjects that relate to potential jobs, Agence France Presse reported. Tech companies report that they don't have enough qualified applicants, while enrollments surge in topics that relate to students' personal interests.
June 19, 2014
The conservative airwaves and blogosophere were full of reports on Wednesday that the University of Wyoming had banned a veteran from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at a student government meeting. One problem is that the story wasn't entirely accurate.
June 18, 2014
Educators and others in China are debating a popular meme in which female students at a Tsinghua University, a leading Chinese institution, post photographs of themselves before and after they enrolled, The South China Morning Post reported. The "after" photographs generally show the women appearing more attractive and with lighter skin.
June 18, 2014
The University of Southern California and the Scripps Research Institute are in talks about an affiliation or even an acquisition of the institute by the university, The Los Angeles Times reported. Scripps is an acclaimed free-standing research institute with campuses in California and Florida. Officials cautioned that there is no imminent agreement, just a continuing discussion.
June 18, 2014
Syracuse University has fired a tenured male professor for a consensual relationship with a female undergraduate, The Post-Standard reported. The university did not identify the professor, but said that, in violation of university policy, he taught, advised and supervised the student during the relationship. The professor was fired on the recommendation of a faculty review panel.  

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