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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May 9, 2014
Some students at Haverford College are objecting to the selection of Robert J. Birgeneau, former chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, as commencement speaker, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The students object to the role of campus police in dealing with some student protests during Birgeneau's tenure.
May 9, 2014
Georgia newspapers and websites are reporting on an unusual Craigslist posting, which has been removed without any word on whether it was real or just an attempt at humor. Under the headline "Hit Man Wanted (UGA)," the ad text said: "I am looking for someone to run my friend and I over with their car. We do not want to die, we just want to be injured enough to get out of taking our finals here at UGA. Please do not kill."  
May 9, 2014
The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has adopted a policy to make civics a part of every undergraduate degree at the state's community colleges and public four-year colleges and universities, The Boston Globe reported. Each institution will develop its own plan to do so.
May 8, 2014
Longwood University put on a graduation ceremony for one senior this week, ahead of this month's commencement, so her dying father could see his daughter graduate, WRIC News reported. President W. Taylor Reveley IV and other university officials put on their academic robes and regalia. Brittany Inge, a senior majoring in elementary and middle school education, put on her cap and gown for the ceremony.
May 8, 2014
Davidson College announced Wednesday that it is ending free laundry service -- in which students could drop off dirty laundry and have it returned, clean and folded. The college has offered the service for decades but officials said that it makes more sense to spend the college's resources on academics.
May 8, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Chris Fee, professor of English at Gettysburg College, asks: What constitutes a living wage? Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
May 8, 2014
Wesleyan University has announced that it is ending a requirement that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. A statement from Michael S. Roth, Wesleyan's president, said: “We’re skeptical about the value of the SAT in predicting college success. Scores don’t necessarily add much to student applications; what’s more, we believe they can skew the advantage toward students from privileged backgrounds, or those who can afford test prep.”
May 8, 2014
The New York Public Library announced Wednesday that it has abandoned plans to move its stacks out of the iconic library building in midtown Manhattan. A statement from the library said that a review of the proposal identified better ways for the library to grow and expand lending libraries in the area. The plan to move the stacks infuriated scholars who view the main research collection of the library as crucial to research in many fields.
May 8, 2014
For those parents stressed out about visiting colleges that their children might attend, Magellan Jets is promoting a special service: 10 hours of private jet rental, dropoffs and pick-ups at airports, and a "seamless itinerary" to visit colleges on your child's list. The cost is $43,500.

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