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 19, 2014
The drowning deaths of six students, apparently from hazing, have set off a debate at Portugal's universities, The New York Times reported. Hazing in Portugal is not associated with fraternities, but is a rite of passage for new students. Critics say that the recent deaths show that the traditions have gotten out of control, but many students support hazing and are rallying to preserve it.  
March 19, 2014
T.J. Arant resigned Tuesday as president of Friends University, in Kansas, The Wichita Eagle reported. Arant has been president since 2011. Arant was not available for comment. John Lewis, the board chair, said: “We held different visions about what we wanted to achieve in the next two decades. It is important that we achieve agreement about that, and that we were not going to be able to do that. So we decided mutually that the best course is to part company.”  
March 19, 2014
Goucher College sent the parents of 60 rejected applicants the email that was supposed to be sent to parents of admitted applicants, confusing many of the families, The Baltimore Sun reported.
March 19, 2014
A state judge has ruled that the University of Minnesota discriminated against Katie Brenny, a former associate golf coach, because she is a lesbian, The Star Tribune reported. Brenny quit her job at Minnesota after most of her duties were reassigned, and the judge agreed with her contention that those reassignments came after some at the university learned her sexual orientation. The judge awarded her just under $360,000.
March 19, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Dae Kwak, associate professor of sports management at the University of Michigan, discusses the psychological impact fantasy sports advertising has on even experienced players. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 19, 2014
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Alma College Eric Calhoun, biology Janie Diels, communication and new media studies Murray Gross, music Stephany Slaughter, modern language/Spanish Colby College
March 19, 2014
The student newspaper at John Brown University is being criticized by Hindu groups for publishing a column that attacked yoga because of its links to Hinduism. The op-ed in Threefold Online noted with concern the increasing popularity of yoga in the United States.
March 19, 2014
The Drexel University student who died of meningitis last week had been in contact with Princeton University students the week before and had the same strain that has been present there, Philly.com reported. Officials said that the death suggests the possibility that the strain is still present at Princeton.

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