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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April 14, 2015
Authorities are searching for an ex-student at Wayne Community College who they suspect shot and killed Ron Lane, a print shop director at the North Carolina college, WRAL News reported. The suspect had been a work-study student reporting to Lane. After the shooting, at 8:10 a.m. Monday, the college called off all classes for the day.
April 14, 2015
The University of Miami announced Monday that its next president will be Julio Frenk, the dean of Harvard University's public health school and the former minister of health in Mexico. He will succeed Donna Shalala, who has been president since 2001. In an interview Sunday, Frenk said he plans to push for increased ties between the university and its counterparts in the Caribbean and Latin America.
April 14, 2015
Ohio University has abandoned plans to pay $1.2 million to buy a new presidential home, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The planned purchase has been highly controversial, with many faculty members and students saying that the sum is far too high. The current presidential home has had a problem with bat infestation, but many on campus say that should not be cause to purchase a new home.
April 13, 2015
Divest Harvard, a student group pushing Harvard University to sell its investments in fossil fuel companies, blockaded some entrances to the university Sunday night, with some students vowing to spend the night (see photo below) to resume protests this morning. The group's website outlines its arguments for selling the holdings, a policy that Harvard has rejected.
April 13, 2015
The University of Michigan last week called off a screening of the film American Sniper after the Muslim Student Association objected to the movie, but the university reversed itself and the film was shown without incident.
April 13, 2015
Ohio State University at Newark is planning to eliminate varsity athletics programs, The Newark Advocate reported. Officials cited the need to cut costs at a time of declining state support. The university currently has six varsity teams.  
April 13, 2015
On the new edition of "This Week," Inside Higher Ed's free news podcast, Harper College's Ken Ender and Patricia Melton of New Haven Promise join Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik and moderator Casey Green to discuss the nuances of the movement to provide free community college.
April 13, 2015
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, on Friday called for all college expenses to be tax deductible, The Los Angeles Times reported. He did so while criticizing President Obama's proposal to make community college free. "The president says, 'I want to give you free college.' It sounds good at first, but think about it? How could it be free?"
April 13, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Nancy Gallagher of the University of Maryland at College Park offers an analysis of the public perception of this deal. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.    
April 13, 2015
Florida police have arrested a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University who allegedly wrote an anonymous note threatening to kill a professor, The News-Journal reported. Authorities said that when they arrested Konstantinos Kostakis, the student, he admitted to sending the note. The note threatened an assistant professor of commercial space operations. The note was left under her office door and said she would be killed by two heavily armed students, in class.  

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