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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March 16, 2015
Faculty members of the main undergraduate college at Yeshiva University have voted no confidence in President Richard Joel, The Jewish Week reported. Yeshiva University has been facing severe financial problems. Faculty leaders say that cuts are being imposed that have a direct impact on the curriculum, and that a lack of information about which positions will be eliminated makes it difficult to plan.
March 16, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Laura Rokosz, adjunct professor of nutrition sciences at Monmouth University, explores the vertical irrigation design of aeroponic gardens. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 16, 2015
CUPA-HR finds 2.1 percent median salary increase for four-year public institutions and 2 percent gain in private institutions -- and continued inequality by discipline.
March 16, 2015
On the latest "This Week," Inside Higher Ed's free news podcast, Pima Community College's Lee D. Lambert and Stephen Katsinas of the University of Alabama join Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator, Casey Green, to analyze Arizona's decision to end state funding for Pima and the Maricopa County Community College districts.
March 16, 2015
Boston-area colleges -- normally reluctant to declare snow days -- had no choice this year. Now they are figuring out how to make up all the missed time. WBUR reported on some of the strategies: Saturday sessions, online classes and extra material in each class.
March 16, 2015
University of Akron police are seeking leads to find out who posted flyers on campus threatening to rape Kara Kvaran, a women's studies lecturer there, The Akron Beacon Journal reported. The women's studies department posted a statement on its Facebook page that said in part: "Rape threats were posted on a flyer in the Arts and Sciences building specifically targeting [a] women's studies teacher, Dr. Kara Kvaran.
March 16, 2015
Stanford president outlines vision for a more digital future for higher education, but also rejects idea that undergraduate degrees will disappear or that higher education is "deeply broken."
March 16, 2015
The University of Tokyo and Kyoto University -- two top institutions in Japan -- are making a major shift in admissions policies, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported. Traditionally admissions have been based solely on entrance exam scores and essays designed to test intelligence. But now each high school will be permitted to recommend one male and one female student, based on qualities that might not be apparent in the traditional system.  
March 16, 2015
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a Holocaust survivor against the University of Oklahoma over a painting in the university's gallery that was once
March 16, 2015
Many colleges are adding shooting teams, either for intercollegiate or club competitions, The Washington Post reported. Much of the money for these new teams comes from gun industry-supported groups, such as the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which has awarded more than $1 million in grants since 2009, contributing to the launch of about 80 programs.

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