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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November 17, 2016
Iowa State Representative Bobby Kaufmann, a Republican, plans to propose legislation that would charge public universities $2 for every $1 in state funds spent on programs to comfort students upset about the presidential election results, The Des Moines Register reported. Kaufmann said he has been upset to read about what universities in other states are doing to comfort students and doesn't want that to happen in Iowa.
November 17, 2016
Timothy P. White, chancellor of the California State University System, said Wednesday that the university will not help federal immigration authorities under the Trump administration take steps that could lead to the deportation of undocumented students, The Los Angeles Times reported. "Our police departments will not honor immigration hold requests," White said.
November 17, 2016
The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police forces maintained by private colleges are not subject to open records requests, The Indianapolis Star reported. The ruling came in a suit by ESPN, which sought records from the University of Notre Dame related to charges and investigations involving athletes.
November 17, 2016
Laci Green, a YouTube sex educator, feminist activist and popular campus speaker, was heckled at length during an appearance Tuesday at the University of South Florida. Someone who was not a student or employee shouted at her before being escorted from the auditorium. The university said that such disruptions are not permitted. Green subsequently called off a planned appearance at Towson University.
November 16, 2016
Harvard University has averted a strike by its janitors by agreeing to give them a 12.5 percent raise over the course of a four-year contract, The Boston Globe reported. The agreement came after a lengthy negotiating session, with the threat of a strike pending. The union is affiliated with Service Employees International Union.
November 16, 2016
Stanford students walk out of classes; Tulsa CC student implicated in racist emails to Penn students; blackface controversy at Abilene Christian; and more.
November 16, 2016
Education Secretary John B. King Jr. urged university leaders Tuesday to be sure that students do not feel harassed or intimidated in the wake of a divisive election that has left "many of our students feeling vulnerable." He spoke in Austin Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
November 16, 2016
As postelection protests continue, tactic people associate with the Vietnam era returns -- and so does debate about symbolism, patriotism and history.
November 15, 2016
Some students at Brown University removed and trashed U.S. flags that were set up last week for a Veterans Day ceremony, The Washington Post reported. The incident has set off a debate at Brown about the flag and about appropriate and inappropriate ways of showing dissent from U.S. policy and the election last week of Donald Trump as president.

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