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 12, 2016
Students at Seattle University have occupied a dean's office and vowed to stay until their demands are met, The Seattle Times reported. The university says that it has met with and is willing to continue to meet with the students to discuss their demands, and to review the curriculum and other issues.
May 12, 2016
The University of Southern California has announced a $200 million gift from Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle. The gift will support a new interdisciplinary center on cancer research and treatment.
May 12, 2016
The following colleges have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2016:
May 12, 2016
Northland College, in Wisconsin, announced that it will no longer require all applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. Anyone with a 3.0 grade point average in high school may opt not to submit.
May 12, 2016
A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, by a team of 253 scientists, identified 74 genetic variants that are associated with educational attainment. The researchers cautioned that the link was a small one, and that environmental factors were also at play.
May 11, 2016
A Chinese company has announced plans to have a robot take the country's university entrance exams next year, China Daily reported. The plan is for the robot to win admission to some universities in 2017 and to be prepared to win admission to the country's very top universities by 2020. The challenge for the robot is expected to be the liberal arts portion of the exam, officials said.
May 11, 2016
Asked whether American institutions are seen as very positive by those around the world, Americans believe -- by far -- that higher education is the most respected institution, according to a new poll by Gallup. The poll found that 35 percent of Americans believe that those in the rest of the world have a very positive view of American higher education. Tied for second place (at 9 percent each) were the U.S. president and U.S. businesses/economy.
May 11, 2016
Authorities at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville have charged Yibo Hwang, a freshman, with 14 criminal counts, including nine counts of felony theft, after finding more than 100 stolen items in his room. The value of the objects -- including laptops, hard drives, cameras and much more -- is more than $100,000. Some of the items appear stolen from the university, and others from individuals. A graduate student is credited with leading police to the suspect.
May 11, 2016
The Emory University Senate Standing Committee for Open Expression has issued

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