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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May 30, 2014
Black legislators in North Carolina are blasting a provision in the State Senate's budget bill that they say is an attempt to force the closure of Elizabeth City State University, a historically black institution, WRAL News reported. The provision is presented as a cost-savings measure, and would require the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to study closing any institution that saw an enrollment drop of at least 20 percent from 2010 to 2013.
May 30, 2014
A state judge has rejected a challenge to the anti-hazing law in Illinois, The Chicago Tribune reported. The challenge came from four former officers of a Northern Illinois University fraternity who are facing hazing charges in the alcohol-related death of a student.
May 30, 2014
Colleges need to do a better job of promoting tolerance of diverse ideas, said Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, in a Harvard University commencement address Thursday, The Boston Globe reported. Bloomberg cited incidents in which students have questioned selections of commencement speakers or shouted down speakers on campus, and noted that this problem goes beyond campus as well.
May 30, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Peter McGraw of the University of Colorado at Boulder, draws on his work with Caleb Warren and The Humor Research Lab (HuRL) to answer the question: “What makes things humorous?” Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
May 30, 2014
Chestnut Hill College is offering a four-course certificate program on autism disorders. Colby-Sawyer College is starting a bachelor's program in accounting, with both online and in-person tracks.
May 30, 2014
Bard College announced Thursday that it will keep an option it introduced last year under which applicants can win admission by submitting four 2,500-word research papers.
May 30, 2014
Faculty members at the University of Southern California have elected Ginger Clark, associate professor of clinical education in the university's Rossier School of Education, as president-elect of the Academic Senate. That means she will automatically become president, which is significant because Clark is off the tenure track.
May 30, 2014
Northwestern University on Thursday released an independently prepared report on one of its founders, John Evans, and his links to mistreatment of Native Americans when he was governor of the Colorado Territory. The report concludes that there is no evidence Evans helped plan the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre.

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