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 19, 2014
The board of Occidental College has agreed to bar future investments in companies that manufacture assault weapons, The Los Angeles Times reported. While the college has no such investments now, officials said that it was important to take a stand on the issue. Faculty members had pushed for the policy, citing mass shootings involving assault weapons.
February 19, 2014
Chatham University, in Pennsylvania, may soon admit men to the undergraduate program for the first time, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Like many women's colleges, Chatham has coeducational graduate programs, but has kept its original undergraduate program for women.
February 19, 2014
Clark University, in Massachusetts, has dropped need-blind admissions, in which applicants are admitted regardless of their ability to pay, MassLive.com reported. Going ahead, the university will become "need-aware" at the end of its admissions process, meaning that once the financial aid budget has been spent, applicants who can afford to pay will be admitted.
February 19, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Charles Venuto of American Public University discusses the connection between the space program and preservation of bird habitat in Florida. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
February 19, 2014
President sends handwritten note affirming his respect for art history, and expressing regret over a recent quip about the discipline.
February 19, 2014
Large study finds nearly identical academic performance by students who submitted and didn't submit SAT or ACT scores at test-optional colleges.
February 18, 2014
Flagler admits that it altered test scores, grades and class ranks of new students, and a senior official resigns after he acknowledges making the changes.
February 18, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, William Cooper of Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne explains why species that inhabit island are less frightened of human intruders. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  

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