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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March 27, 2014
Susan Patton set off an uproar and became known as "Princeton Mom" when she last year urged women at Princeton University to focus on landing a husband, lest they be left out by graduating without one. She earned a book deal and is now promoting that book with appearances in which she discusses her controversial views.
March 27, 2014
A law professor at George Mason University was teaching Wednesday when a man entered his classroom, attempted to make a citizen's arrest of him, and then pepper sprayed him, NBC News 4 reported. The man with the pepper spray then left, and was arrested by local police.  
March 26, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Veronica Davidov, assistant professor of anthropology at Monmouth University, observes the interesting symbiosis of tourism and industry. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 26, 2014
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014: Elon University
March 26, 2014
Timothy Flanagan, who resigned Saturday as president of Illinois State University, has been charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, The Chicago Tribune reported. The resignation, after less than a year in office, came amid an investigation of an altercation with a grounds-keeper. Flanagan has denied doing anything wrong.  
March 25, 2014
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:
March 25, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Piers Howe, professor of psychology at the University of Melbourne, investigates the legitimacy of those who claim to have a sixth sense. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 25, 2014
Globally and in the U.S., Clinton calls for more focus on those who need postsecondary training but not necessarily a four-year degree. She endorses online education, but with some cautions.
March 25, 2014
A federal jury in California on Monday convicted Susan Su, the founder and president of Tri-Valley University, of 35 counts related to visa fraud, The San Jose Mercury News reported. The counts relate to charges that the unaccredited university was a fraud, designed to get money from foreign applicants who wanted certification to obtain student visas.

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