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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August 18, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Gayathri Devi, associate professor of pathology and surgery at Duke University, discusses research exploring the possibility that a medication used to treat alcoholism can be repurposed for other medical conditions. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 18, 2015
The president of the University of Akron, Scott L. Scarborough, on Monday issued a statement pledging continued support to the University of Akron Press. The university has been saying that for several weeks now, but many on campus and off have been doubtful because the university eliminated the jobs of all press employees.
August 18, 2015
Beloit releases its annual "mind-set list" to remind us that this year's batch of new students don't remember Princess Diana, Jacques Cousteau or a world without Google.
August 18, 2015
Wright State University officials said Monday that the institution is being investigated by federal authorities over its management of H-1B visas for some employees, The Dayton Daily News reported. The H-1B allows certain specialized professionals from outside the United States to work in this country.
August 18, 2015
Several South Korean universities have started Internet curfews, blocking all online access or access to games at certain hours, The Korea Times reported. Yonsei University Wonju Campus halts Internet access from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., and both Catholic University of Daegu and Mokpo National Maritime University have a curfew from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Pohang University of Science and Technology blocks online game websites from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
August 17, 2015
A new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis raises questions about equity in American society and the role of higher education. Typically, educators argue that more education helps individuals and their families economically. The study found that, for white and Asian families, those headed by four-year college degree holders were better protected and gained wealth during the recent economic downturn and over the long term than were similar families without college degree holders.
August 17, 2015
A new report questions the conventional wisdom that the jobs that have returned to the economy since the economic downturn started are low-wage jobs, and the views of some pundits that having a college degree doesn't help anymore.
August 17, 2015
The University of Virginia announced Friday that it had been hit by a cyberattack originating in China that gained access to portions of the university's networks. The university does not believe that personal identification information was compromised but is moving to upgrade computer security. The attack on UVa follows others from China on the University of Connecticut and Pennsylvania State University.
August 17, 2015
The University of Saint Joseph, in Connecticut, announced Friday that it will drop a requirement that all undergraduate applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. The requirement will remain in place, however, for some entering health professions or honors programs, or seeking non-need-based scholarships.
August 17, 2015
Eric W. Kaler, president of the University of Minnesota, on Friday issued a statement apologizing for a remark he made after Norwood Teague -- facing accusations of sexual harassment -- resigned as athletics director.

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