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 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
The University of Northern Colorado announced Friday that it is resuming admissions into its Mexica
May 11, 2015
President Obama on Friday showered attention on community colleges and his plan for free community college.
May 11, 2015
Project in Malta is led by Jordanian company. Proponents say DePaul is playing a key role, but a university statement says it won't be awarding degrees.
May 11, 2015
A professor's assignment in which all students are naked (and he is, too) offers a chance for him to explain how to teach performance art.

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