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 2, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Michele Markstein, a biologist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, explores the use of fruit flies in improving chemotherapy treatment in the hope of fighting cancer. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 2, 2015
Authorities are investigating the ninth death of a student at Appalachian State University this academic year, NBC Charlotte reported. No cause has been reported, and there are no indications of foul play. Two of the deaths were in car accidents and four were suicides, but the causes of the others remain unknown.  
February 2, 2015
On a new edition of This Week, Inside Higher Ed's free news podcast, Elena Silva of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Western Washington University's Johann Neem join Inside Higher Ed's
February 2, 2015
Many testing centers in the Northeast canceled the Jan. 24 SAT because of a blizzard in the region, and the College Board rescheduled those test takers for Feb. 7. One problem is that some of those test takers were already spoken for on Feb. 7 -- as that's a national ACT test day. Some high schools and other testing centers also now have to manage both tests on the same day, something they typically avoid. ACT announced Friday that it would waive the normal rescheduling fee for anyone who needs to change the dates to avoid taking both tests the same day.
February 2, 2015
Web site links the work of a prominent writer on gender, race and class with a 1990s sitcom.
February 2, 2015
Audit finds U. of Missouri at Kansas City gave false information to Princeton Review to inflate rankings of business school -- and reveals e-mails in which officials say they faced donor pressure on ratings.
February 2, 2015
Frederick Lawrence announced Friday that he is stepping down as president of Brandeis University at the end of the academic year and will take a teaching position in the law school at Yale University. Lawrence was named president of Brandeis in 2011, following a period of sometimes acrimonious debate about the university's finances. The discussion of university finances has been calmer under Lawrence, and applications have grown.
February 2, 2015
Jeffrey Epstein, a financier who served jail time for procuring an underage girl for prostitution, currently finds himself the focus of lawsuits saying that he arranged for various prominent people to have sex with underage girls. An article by Reuters notes that Epstein has also donated to many colleges and backed the work of various professors. Some researchers and charity officials said that they would not accept any more money from Epstein. But others defended him.
February 2, 2015
President Obama's ratings plan has struggled to find Republican support. He may have found some Sunday. In an interview with The New York Times, Rep. Paul Ryan, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee and a leading Republican voice in Congress, voiced skepticism on Obama's plan for two years of free community college.
February 2, 2015
Students at four colleges appear to have the disease. Experts say it is crucial for colleges to review immunization records.  

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