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 4, 2014
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has adopted a policy that will bar the UNC system's campuses from spending more than 15 percent of tuition revenue on financial aid, The News and Observer reported. Six of the system's campuses -- including UNC Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University -- currently spend larger proportions of tuition revenue on student aid.
August 4, 2014
On the new This Week, Inside Higher Ed's news podcast, the University of Maine's Elizabeth Allen and Kevin Kruger of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education joined Inside Higher Ed Editor Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to analyze the firing of a major university's band director over allegations of hazing in his program -- and what it says that so many people rallied to his defense.
August 1, 2014
Four men have been charged with using false identities to apply for student loans in programs in which they were not truly enrolled or eligible to enroll in, The Herald-News reported. They sought a total of $240,000 in loans based on false claims of being students either at Joliet Junior College, Harper College or Elgin Community College, authorities said.  
August 1, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, the Chapman University psychologist David Pincus explains what understanding fractal patterns can tell us about our psychology. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
August 1, 2014
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Emporia State University
August 1, 2014
The University of Michigan is spending $400,000 in a multi-week effort to move a 65-foot tall, 200-plus year old legacy burr oak tree, MLive reported. The tree is being moved because of a planned $135 million addition to Michigan's business school. The cost of the tree relocation was factored into planning for the expansion.  
August 1, 2014
Tim Torkildson was until recently a blogger for Nomen Global Language Center, a Utah-based school that teaches international students English. But he says he was fired because of a blog post about homophones, which was interpreted to be about gay people, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The school's owner, Clarke Woodger, denied that he fired Torkildson for that reason, but also said that "people at this level of English ...
August 1, 2014
The Massachusetts inspector general on Thursday released a report on spending by Evan Dobelle when he was president at Westfield State University. He was forced out of office in November amid reports of excessive spending, which he said was related to his efforts to raise money. But the new report questions those claims, The Republican reported.

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