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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July 25, 2014
The U.S. Army War College, responding to reports that Senator John Walsh plagiarized large portions of his master's thesis, announced a formal investigation on Thursday, The New York Times reported. “It’s clear there is indeed strong reason to believe this is plagiarism,” said Provost Lance Betros.
July 25, 2014
Technical University, in Munich, is planning to switch most master's degrees to English by 2020, The Local reported. Currently about one-third of such programs are in English. The university's president, Wolfgang Herrmann, said, "English is the lingua franca in academia and of the economy." But student leaders are skeptical of switching so many programs to English.  
July 25, 2014
Mark Landis, who until recently taught accounting at San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco, has been charged with 15 counts of misdemeanor invasion of privacy for allegedly filming current and former students, and others, using the bathroom in his home, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. A house guest found a camera, set up to film the genital region of males standing at a toilet. Landis reportedly invited students over every weekend.
July 24, 2014
BioHealth College Inc., which owns for-profit colleges in four cities in California, has filed for bankruptcy, The San Jose Mercury News reported. While the colleges are operating, the U.S. Education Department placed them on "heightened financial monitoring" status, which could slow the flow of federal student aid dollars to the institutions. The colleges used to be owned by Corinthian Colleges, but were sold in 2013.
July 24, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Keith Robinson, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, examines the educational benefits that occur when parents directly assist their children in the learning process. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
July 24, 2014
A new California law will allow college students under the legal drinking age of 21 to drink alcohol in class as long as they are enrolled in a beer brewing or wine-making course, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. Further, the students are permitted only to taste, not to swallow, and that has led to the legislation being called the "sip and spit" bill.
July 24, 2014
Senator John Walsh, a Montana Democrat, plagiarized significant portions of the thesis that won him a master's degree at the U.S. Army War College, The New York Times reported.
July 23, 2014
Enrollment of out-of-state students continues to rise, and provoke debate, at University of California campuses. The Los Angeles Times reported that the percentage of new freshmen from outside California will hit 20.2 percent in the fall, up from 18.3 percent last year and 15.5 percent the year before.

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