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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February 3, 2014
Two students at Bard College who were walking off-campus were killed in a hit-and-run accident Friday night, authorities said. The driver has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident. On Sunday night, three Brandeis University students were injured seriously when they were hit by a car while they were crossing a campus street, the Associated Press reported.
February 3, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Molly Bray of the University of Texas at Austin explains the connection between genetics and the ability to stick to an exercise routine. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 3, 2014
The Peralta Community College District has announced that it will sell off holdings in fossil fuel companies, backing the movement to divest such holdings to promote environmentalism. email out to district to find out if it has any such holdings -sj
February 3, 2014
Virginia Intermont College and Webber International University on Friday announced plans to merge. Virginia Intermont, a liberal arts college, has been struggling with enrollment. Webber, located in Florida, has focused on business education and online programs.
February 3, 2014
U. of Colorado releases extraordinary report about sex bias and incivility in department, and brings in outside chair to change the culture. Move comes in a discipline regularly criticized for lack of support for women.
February 3, 2014
Evanston, Ill., home of Northwestern University, regularly sees town-gown skirmishes over new construction. Now an off-campus, non-university project that might serve those visiting Northwestern has some local residents concerned.
February 3, 2014
Weekend shootings of students in off-campus apartments stunned two Michigan universities. Two Michigan State University students were shot Friday night, and one of them died Saturday morning, The Lansing State Journal reported. The shootings took place at the students' off-campus apartment, in a complex that primarily serves students. Authorities are looking for the man they believe is the shooter.
February 3, 2014
A survey by Fidelity of parents who are already saving for college for their children found that 60 percent have a goal of saving more in 2014 than they did in 2013. Including those parents, 88 percent said that they plan to save at least as much as they did in 2013. Of the majority of such parents who have a specific target for savings, the average is $405 per month.  
February 3, 2014
Students and others at Memorial University, in Canada, are angry over one question on an assignment for computer science students, CBC News reported. They were asked to determine whether a rape victim, especially after being mocked online, would be likely to kill herself. Critics say that there was no need to use such an example for the computer science course. The professor did not respond to the network or Inside Higher Ed.  
January 31, 2014
A federal judge has rejected a massive lawsuit against Yeshiva University by victims of sexual abuse at a high school run by the institution, The New York Times reported. The judge did not rule on the claims of the students, who said that university officials ignored complaints of abuse. Rather the judge said that the abuse took place decades ago -- from the 1960s through 1980s -- and that the statute of limitations has passed.

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