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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August 17, 2015
A new report questions the conventional wisdom that the jobs that have returned to the economy since the economic downturn started are low-wage jobs, and the views of some pundits that having a college degree doesn't help anymore.
August 17, 2015
More than a week has gone by since the sudden resignation of Arvind Gupta after one year in office as president of the University of British Columbia, a globally well-regarded research university in Canada. From the start, as summarized in this post on Inside Higher Ed's GlobalHigherEd blog, little has been said (and much has been speculated) about Gupta's sudden departure.
August 17, 2015
Eric W. Kaler, president of the University of Minnesota, on Friday issued a statement apologizing for a remark he made after Norwood Teague -- facing accusations of sexual harassment -- resigned as athletics director.
August 17, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, George Washington University’s Ami Zota explains a new study she did on cadmium and its connection to accelerated aging of human cells -- and the risk of developing a serious health problem relatively early in life. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 17, 2015
The University of Saint Joseph, in Connecticut, announced Friday that it will drop a requirement that all undergraduate applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. The requirement will remain in place, however, for some entering health professions or honors programs, or seeking non-need-based scholarships.
August 17, 2015
The University of Virginia announced Friday that it had been hit by a cyberattack originating in China that gained access to portions of the university's networks. The university does not believe that personal identification information was compromised but is moving to upgrade computer security. The attack on UVa follows others from China on the University of Connecticut and Pennsylvania State University.
August 17, 2015
The University of Texas at Austin on Friday announced that it was canceling Saturday's scheduled move of a statue of Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president, from a central campus location to a history museum. The university still plans to make the move, but with the Sons of Confederate Veterans seeking a restraining order to block the move, the university voluntarily put off the move until a court can rule. UT officials said that they believed they are within their legal rights in making the move.
August 17, 2015
Controversy over Planned Parenthood leads to new scrutiny of faculty members' research with fetal tissue -- including one professor-turned-presidential candidate who is anti-abortion.
August 17, 2015
Gregory Gray announced Friday that he will resign, effective at the end of the year, as president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, a system of regional public four-year universities and community colleges. In a statement, Gray said that the move was personal. “This decision was purely a personal one, arrived at after a number of months of consideration and discussion with my family,” he said.
August 17, 2015
Donald Trump on Sunday released his first full policy paper, and the topic was immigration. Certain parts of the plan -- making Mexico pay for a wall on its border with the United States, and ending "birthright" citizenship -- are receiving the most attention. But Trump also touches on visa issues about which many in academe care.

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