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 9, 2016
Students and alumni at William Carey University want to know why a tenured faculty member was dismissed. Some fear it is because he taught Genesis as divine but not literal.
May 9, 2016
The six-year graduation rate for undergraduates at Chicago State University has fallen to 11 percent, The Chicago Tribune reported. In recent years, the graduation rate has been between 13 and 21 percent. Officials said part of the reason for the drop was that nearly 300 undergraduates were dismissed in 2011 because their grades were too low for them to remain eligible.
May 9, 2016
The editor of The Antioch Review, responding to widespread criticism of an essay the literary journal published, has published a statement of "regret" about the pain that was caused by the piece. The essay is sharply critical of the transgender movement and uses language that many have decried as ignorant and bigoted.
May 9, 2016
Education Department urges colleges to rethink whether they should ask applicants about criminal and disciplinary records -- and to be more nuanced when they do so.
May 9, 2016
Ashok Goel, a professor of computer science at Georgia Institute of Technology, gave his students an unusual lesson in an artificial intelligence course this semester. The Wall Street Journal reported that Goel used IBM's computer analytics programs to create a robot -- with the name of Jill Watson, in honor of the IBM Watson system -- to work as a teaching assistant in the course.
May 9, 2016
Harvard University announced plans Friday that would discourage students from joining final clubs -- off-campus organizations, many of which bar women from membership -- and unrecognized fraternities and sororities. Starting with new students next year, those who join these clubs will be barred from leadership positions in other student organizations and on athletic teams, and will not be eligible to be endorsed for top fellowships and scholarships.
May 9, 2016
The program for Texas Christian University's commencement Saturday had an unfortunate typo, a misspelling of the word "university," which was promptly sha
May 9, 2016
Court documents last week set off new discussion of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Pennsylvania State University -- in ways that are highly damaging to Penn State. New court rulings suggest that Penn State's insurer may not be liable for all the settlements the university has reached with those who as children were molested and raped by now imprisoned former assistant football coach Sandusky.
May 9, 2016
Dallas Baptist University announced that three students were killed in a car crash early Saturday. The university is planning a memorial service and offering counseling for students on campus.

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