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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September 30, 2014
Holistic admissions policies -- in which colleges consider a candidate as an individual, and base decisions on more than a formula of grades and test scores -- have long been common among undergraduate institutions, but have also gained ground in health professions admissions, according to a report released today. The report found that more than 90 percent of medical schools and nearly half of nursing bachelor's programs are using holistic admissions.
September 30, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Patrick Forber, associate professor of philosophy at Tufts University, explains how he and a a team of researchers are studying how spite has evolved. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
September 29, 2014
A study released Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that the type of college one attends can have an impact on employment odds. The study used fictional résumés to measure the odds of getting a call-back for various jobs, enabling comparison of people with identical backgrounds except for the institutions they attended. Those with a bachelor's degree in business from a for-profit online institution were 22 percent less likely to receive a callback from a potential employer than those who had attended non-selective public institutions.
September 29, 2014
Last year, North Carolina Governor Patrick McCrory expressed doubts about the value of women's studies degrees. Now the Republican has questioned the value of more liberal arts degrees. In a speech last week, he said that the state needs more vocationally oriented workers trained, calling for more colleges to offer majors in transportation, agriculture, technology and finance.
September 29, 2014
California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, on Sunday signed legislation that will require colleges in the state to use an "affirmative consent" standard in evaluating allegations of sexual assault, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The idea -- embraced by some individual colleges already -- requires both parties to explicitly consent to sexual acts. Simply not objecting will no longer constitute consent.
September 29, 2014
In today's Academic MInute, William Alex Pridemore, a criminologist at Georgia State University, discusses the health risks that prisoners face. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
September 29, 2014
Makau W. Mutua announced his resignation as dean of the law school of the State University of New York at Buffalo last week, after seven years in the position, The Buffalo News reported.
September 29, 2014
Some students at Brigham Young University are protesting a ban on beards, The Deseret News reported. The student group notes that many religious men have beards, and that key leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have worn beards.

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