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, 2015
Yale University on Monday announced a $150 million gift to renovate several historic facilities and to create a campus hub for student life with a mix of educational, cultural and social functions. The gift is from Stephen A. Schwarzman, the Blackstone founder and a Yale alumnus.
May 11, 2015
Many private colleges and universities make voluntary payments to localities to reflect their use of local services without paying property taxes. A study released Monday morning by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that there are clear patterns in the levels at which colleges and other nonprofits pay. Using data from Massachusetts, researchers found that payments are higher in localities where property taxes are higher.
May 11, 2015
A study (abstract available here) released this morning by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds gains in college graduation rates associated with achieving scores on Advanced Placement exams that lead to the granting of college credit. For each exam on which a student earns a credit-granting score, the probability that a student will graduate from college within four years goes up by 1 to 2 percentage points.
May 11, 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the pharmaceutical company GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) are today announcing an unusually close collaboration in an effort to find a cure for HIV. The company will provide $4 million a year for five years to support a new research center focused on developing a cure for HIV. In addition, the company will locate some researchers at Chapel Hill for the project.
May 11, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Jeff Sovern, professor of law at St. John’s University, in New York, discusses the contracts we all tend to sign without really reading. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
May 11, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:
May 11, 2015
Tufts University students announced Saturday that they were ending a hunger strike they launched to protest the university's outsourcing of some janitorial services, a move that current janitors and students say will result in many janitors losing their jobs. The four students who were the first to start their hunger strike had been fasting for five days. Tufts made no concessions and has said that the changes will save money, which is essential to minimize tuition increases.
May 11, 2015
An article in The New York Times explores the way Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican running for president, has supported and been supported by Norman Braman, a billionaire auto dealer and a major donor. Some of those intersections have involved universities.
May 11, 2015
Norfolk State University announced Friday that it will eliminate 97 jobs -- some of them currently vacant -- to deal with a $16.7 million deficit in the budget for the next academic year, The Virginian-Pilot reported. Norfolk State is a historically black college that is struggling with enrollment and, as a result, with finances. Enrollment for the fall is expected to be about 5,100 -- a drop of 900 in a year. Of particular concern is that only 500 freshmen are expected.
May 11, 2015
Posters have appeared around the University of Colorado at Boulder with racist quotes, but these posters are an effort to fight racism, CBS News reported. The idea is that people reading statements such as "Your mom must be the janitor 'cause that's the only job for dirty Mexicans" will be prompted to reflect on when they hear and how they respond to such language.

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