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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April 15, 2016
Students and faculty members fear the president they admire, who has focused on liberal arts and moved away from hostility toward gay people, may be ousted.
April 15, 2016
The American Council on Education this week named the next 33 higher education leaders for its fellows program. In the program, colleges nominate up-and-coming administrators or faculty members to work under the mentorship of a senior administrator elsewhere. The fellows program is known for producing many future presidents and provosts. The names of the new fellows may be found here.
April 14, 2016
Lake Michigan College, a community college in Michigan, has suspended and may soon fire its new president, The South Bend Tribune reported. Board members have indicated that the new president, Jennifer Spielvogel, purchased a ceremonial medallion for her inauguration, renovated her office and made other purchases without authorization.
April 14, 2016
Big Sandy Community and Technical College is starting an associate degree in broadband technology. Bridgewater College is starting a master’s degree in athletic training.
April 14, 2016
Western Washington University has created a task force to study three recent anti-Semitic incidents, The Seattle Times reported. The university did not release details of the incidents but said that they had been investigated and determined to be illegal discrimination.
April 14, 2016
In February it appeared that Suffolk University's board and the president it was trying to fire -- despite strong faculty, student and alumni backing -- had reached an agreement. Margaret McKenna wouldn't be fired, board practices would be reformed and she would stay until the start of the 2017-18 academic year.
April 14, 2016
Reports are circulating that administrators at American University of Beirut have blocked his appointment to a permanent position there. UPDATE: University says search featured "significant procedural violations."
April 13, 2016
The University of California at Berkeley plans to eliminate 500 nonfaculty staff jobs over the next two years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. That would decrease the number of staff positions by 6 percent. Officials hope to eliminate many of the positions through attrition, but some layoffs are also reportedly taking place.

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