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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February 22, 2012
The University of Utah has changed its admissions policy for older applicants -- those who have been out of high school for seven years and who have not previously enrolled in a college -- following a complaint that it violated the rights of one such individual, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The new policy specifies exactly which courses in high school applicants must have completed, earning certain minimum grades.
February 22, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Mario Macis of Johns Hopkins University examines how compensating blood donors could increase the blood supply. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 22, 2012
Critics and defenders of affirmative action analyze coming battle at Supreme Court. Key questions: How broad will ruling be? How will Justice Kennedy vote? How will heightened attention affect race relations on campus?
February 22, 2012
The University of Michigan Board of Regents voted Tuesday to oppose a bill in the State Senate that would ban graduate research assistants from unionizing, The Detroit Free Press reported. In doing so, the board disregarded the wishes of senior administrators at the university, who believe that the graduate assistants should count as students and should not unionize.  
February 21, 2012
Villanova University has canceled a week-long workshop by Tim Miller, a gay performance artist whose planned visit had been set up by a professor, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
February 21, 2012
Some students are discovering that it is possible to play games in person, offline. The Boston Globe reported on a club at Northern Essex Community College whose members meet twice a month to play board games. "You really connect with people," said Angela Bowie, a club member. "You’re not in front of a computer or playing video games or getting yourself into trouble."
February 21, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to consider whether U. of Texas can consider race and ethnicity in admissions decisions. (Updated with reactions.)
February 21, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Caleb Everett of the University of Miami explains the complicated relationship between numbers and words. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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