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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July 23, 2014
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson on Tuesday announced lawsuits against the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University, charging that the for-profit institutions were duping students into enrolling in programs that wouldn't help them, The Star-Tribune reported. Many of the students Swanson references were enrolling in law enforcement training positions, apparently unaware that the programs would not qualify them for such work in Minnesota. School officials strongly denied the charges.  
July 23, 2014
British universities are less likely to admit ethnic minority applicants than they are white applicants, even when controlling for academic record, social background and other factors, Times Higher Education reported. The finding was from a study done by the London School of Economics and Political Science. The disadvantage is most evident for Pakistani applicants.  
July 22, 2014
Anthem Education, a 34-campus for-profit chain, appears to be on the verge of shutting down campuses, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Anthem has notified state officials of layoffs coming soon in Missouri, Texas, Wisconsin and Georgia. A Missouri official said that the three campuses in that state are shutting down. Those campuses have also posted notices that enrollment is closed.
July 22, 2014
The Broad Institute, a biomedical research center affiliated with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is today announcing a $650 million gift to support research on mental health issues, The Boston Globe reported.
July 22, 2014
Adjuncts at the University of St. Thomas have voted by a large margin, 136 to 84, to reject a unionization bid by the Service Employees International Union, The Star Tribune reported. The campaign at St. Thomas was part of the SEIU's drive to organize adjuncts in various metro areas. The campaign has been winning votes in parts of the country, but appears to have run into difficulties in Minnesota.
July 22, 2014
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Adams State University Sheryl Abeyta, business Anicia Alvarez, teacher education Comfort Cover, information systems Kristy Duran, biology and earth sciences Jeff Elison, psychology Pat Robbins, business California Lutheran University
July 22, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Brian Wansink, professor of marketing at Cornell University, discusses his survey of the health and general wellness of over 700 veterans of World War II. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
July 22, 2014
Some gay M.B.A. students are frustrated that straight students are attending job fairs set up to recruit gay talent, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. At a recent Reaching Out M.B.A. event, only 1 of the 15 students who attended from Rice University was openly gay. The job fairs are theoretically designed to help gay students navigate the corporate world, and feature programs in addition to the chance to meet with recruiters.
July 22, 2014
Christine Mordach, former head of financial aid at Merrimack College, is facing federal fraud charges, The Boston Business Journal reported. She allegedly promised students grants, but then tricked them into taking Perkins loans, and didn't provide the help she promised with loan repayment. Mordach's lawyer predicted "a speedy resolution of this issue," but did not elaborate. Authorities indicated that the college was a victim of the fraud.    
July 22, 2014
A District of Columbia judge ruled Monday that seven students of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, along with a faculty member and a staff member, have legal standing to challenge the merger of the college into George Washington University while much of the Corcoran's art collection would go to the National Gallery of Art, The Washington Post reported.

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