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 5, 2014
Students at the University of California at Davis staged a sit-in Friday in a campus coffee house whose student employees had planned an off-campus party with the name "Cinco de Drinko," playing off today's celebration of Mexican heritage, The Sacramento Bee reported. Many students said that they were offended by a Facebook page promoting the party, which has now been canceled. The page featured four male students in sombreros, attempting to get over a chain-link fence.
May 5, 2014
Universities in South Korea are increasingly hiring faculty members off the tenure track, The Korea Herald reported. Universities say that they are pressured to hire more full-time faculty members, but lack the funds to hire those who would be eligible for tenure. The non-tenure-track faculty members are hired for one or two years, and must be renewed to stay on, and they are paid about half of what tenure-track faculty are paid.  
May 2, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Ajay Nahata, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Utah, is developing new technology using parts borrowed from some somewhat old technology. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 2, 2014
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:
May 2, 2014
A survey of students at an unnamed Ivy League institution has found that 18 percent reported misusing drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in an attempt to gain an academic advantage at least once in college. And of these students, 24 percent said that they had done so on eight or more occasions.
May 2, 2014
The University of Scranton announced Wednesday that the institution is making "difficult" cuts of $4 million, due to rising costs and a smaller than expected freshman class for the current academic year, The Times-Tribune reported. The cuts involve some layoffs, but university officials declined to say how many.
May 2, 2014
The University of Southern California has transferred an M.F.A. program to the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Several professors will move and the program that was an M.F.A. in professional writing will now be part of a new School of Writing and Publishing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. The college already offers low residency programs, but the new degree will be its first residential graduate program, and will start in September.
May 2, 2014
Chatham University announced Thursday that its board has voted to admit men to what has been an undergraduate women's college. The university previously created graduate and professional programs that admit men and women, but until now has preserved its original base as a women's college.

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