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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July 16, 2015
The United States has no national policy on foreign language study in elementary and secondary education, let alone in higher education. A new study by the Pew Research Center shows just how different European nations are in this respect -- just about all require children going through schools to learn one foreign language, while more than 20 require students to learn two foreign languages.
July 16, 2015
Legal Aid of North Carolina on Wednesday announced the settlement of a suit against Shaw University, which admitted that it rescinded an offer of admission to a student after learning that he had a serious disability.
July 16, 2015
Liberty University, which enrolls more students than any other private nonprofit college, attracts many Republican candidates who give speeches about the dangers of government spending. But The Washington Post noted that Liberty's huge growth has been fueled by federal student aid and loans. In the late 1990s, Liberty was receiving less than $20 million in funds from student aid and loans.
July 16, 2015
The University of the Witwatersrand, one of South Africa's top universities, announced Tuesday that it will not bring charges against Mcebo Dlamini, a former student leader who in April wrote on his Facebook page that he loved Hitler. The remark was followed by interviews in which Dlamini defended his admiration for the Nazi dictator, saying that he was a "leader" who "uplifted the spirit" of Germans and improved the country's economy.
July 15, 2015
Student and faculty leaders at Ohio University are calling for Steven Schoonover, one of the institution's major donors, to leave the foundation board because of an email message that recently surfaced, The Columbus Dispatch reported. In the email, Schoonover said that officials should “play the race card” against critics of a controversial plan to buy a new mansion for the president.
July 15, 2015
After months of discussions of a possible merger, Salem State University and Montserrat College of Art announced Tuesday that they will remain independent. “Montserrat College of Art is an exceptional, small art college with an outstanding faculty and programs that Salem State would have been pleased to add to its curriculum, but the numbers just didn’t work at this time,” said a statement from Salem State's president, Patricia Maguire Meservey. seeking info on where this leaves the art college -sj
July 15, 2015
Adjunct faculty members at the Community College of Allegheny County have voted 394-64 to unionize with the American Federation of Teachers. Another AFT unit has represented full-time faculty members at the college for more than 40 years.
July 15, 2015
City College of the City University of New York announced Tuesday that it is starting a medical school, in partnership with Bronx-based St. Barnabas Hospital. City College already has a program that provides an undergraduate education and the first two years of medical school, but the new program will be a full medical program. The school will focus on training doctors to work in areas without enough medical professionals.
July 15, 2015
Purdue University has eliminated the position of chief diversity officer and merged the duties into those of the provost, The Lafayette Journal & Courier reported. Many universities have created chief diversity officer positions in recent years to coordinate diversity activities and act as an advocate at the senior levels of the administration. Purdue officials said that the provost's office would be able to continue needed work in this area.
July 15, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Upmanu Lall, professor of engineering at Columbia University, explores the future of irrigation. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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