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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January 26, 2015
A job ad for a position at the University of Bristol, in Britain, is capturing attention with its headline:
January 26, 2015
The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to pay $25,000 to Nicholas George, a Google programmer who as a student in 2009 was detained at airport security because of his Arabic flashcards, the Associated Press reported. George was trying to board a flight in Philadelphia back to California, where he was studying Arabic at Pomona College. When security agents saw his flashcards, he was detained, even as he explained that he was a student.
January 26, 2015
Authorities last week arrested a man who entered a classroom at Louisiana College and tried to pass himself off as a professor. A student who realized that the man was not the professor left the classroom and called the police. The man has been charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.  
January 26, 2015
Federal judge rules that public colleges cannot bar leafleting by groups whose views contradict anti-bias policies.
January 26, 2015
An article in The New York Times details the connection between a Columbia University professor and a political scandal that has shaken New York State government. Sheldon Silver, speaker of the New York State Assembly, was indicted on a series of charges last week on an alleged scheme involving the work of Robert N.
January 26, 2015
Senator Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican who now leads the Senate committee with oversight of higher education programs, has launched an effort to trim needless federal regulation, and many college leaders are drawing up lists of rules they think can be discarded. The National Association for College Admission Counseling has just surveyed its members on the topic - and the results don't totally fit the "regulations are over the top" theme popular with many college lobbyists.
January 26, 2015
A black student at Yale is detained -- and his father, a New York Times columnist, goes public, adding to the debate over whether black people are treated fairly by campus police.
January 23, 2015
A national poll of college and high school students about college ratings systems finds that the two factors in which they are most interested are the percentage of students working in their field one and five years after graduation, and the ability of graduates to repay their loans. The poll was released this week by Chegg, a company that offers textbook rentals and other services to students.

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