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 11, 2014
The clashes between Israel and Hamas over the last month have left colleges and universities considering whether to bring students and faculty members there home. Institutions will face a new set of decisions with students about to depart for the region.
August 11, 2014
In the latest "This Week" news podcast, Donna Lopiano of Sports Management Resources and Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman join the moderator Casey Green to analyze a new governance structure that gives the most powerful conferences in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I more autonomy to set their own rules -- and the implications for all of college sports.
August 11, 2014
Beloit College announced Friday that it is ending (for domestic applicants) a requirement that students submit SAT or ACT scores. A statement from the vice president for enrollment, Robert Mirabile, said: "Given the extremely competitive marketplace in which we recruit students, it is important for us to carefully weigh the costs and benefits of each part of our application.
August 8, 2014
Pasadena City College announced Thursday that Mark W. Rocha will be quitting as president at the end of the month, The Los Angeles Times reported. Rocha said in a statement that he wanted to spend more time with his family, and to return to teaching and research. His tenure at Pasadena has been controversial. Faculty members have said that he has left them out of key decisions. Faculty leaders have voted no confidence in him twice and were thinking about a third vote.
August 8, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Michelle Hersh, an assistant professor of biology at Sarah Lawrence College, discusses the unlikely relationship between ticks and white-footed mice. Though these ticks carry Lyme disease, the population of white-footed mice appears to be unharmed. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.      
August 8, 2014
Princeton faculty panel urges end to limit on A-range grades. Wellesley professors publish journal article on unintended negative consequences of strict rules to combat grade inflation.
August 8, 2014
Iowa State University will no longer hold the Veishea student festival each spring, President Steven Leath announced Thursday. Veishea is a mix of officially sponsored parties and events, and unofficial events that in many years have turned into riots featuring significant numbers of arrests, injuries and property damage. Leath acted based on the recommendations of a task force he appointed to consider what to do about the event.
August 8, 2014
The University of Colorado at Boulder has moved to fire a tenured philosophy professor, David Barnett, saying that he retaliated against a graduate student who reported that another graduate student had sexually assaulted her, The Daily Camera reported. The victim accused Barnett of preparing a report that depicted her as "sexually promiscuous," and saying that she made up the allegations.

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