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 17, 2015
First Republicans, and then faculty leaders, have questioned tweets of Wisconsin's Sara Goldrick-Rab, particularly in seemingly discouraging admitted students from enrolling. Her supporters call her courageous and say her defense of academic freedom has made her a target.
July 16, 2015
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Augustana College Nathan Frank, physics Brian Katz, mathematics Araceli Masterson-Algar, Spanish Tim Muir, biology Mari Nagase, Asian studies California State University at Monterey Bay
July 16, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Lior Shamir, a professor of computer science at Lawrence Technological University, discusses his work to improve the creative intelligence of computers. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 16, 2015
Drake University announced Wednesday that it is dropping the SAT/ACT requirement for undergraduate applicants with a 3.0 high school grade point average. Those who opt not to submit test scores will need to be interviewed by an admissions staff member, either on campus or through video.
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 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.

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