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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June 22, 2015
Among those murdered in a Charleston church were a librarian at the College of Charleston and an admissions coordinator at Southern Wesleyan.
June 22, 2015
An article in The Los Angeles Times explores how the University of Southern California is seeking to raise $6 billion in a fund-raising campaign. The article notes the travel of the president and a large fund-raising staff of 450. But the article also notes success by the university, which last year trailed only Harvard and Stanford Universities in cash raised.
June 19, 2015
Graeme Phillip Harris, a former student at the University of Mississippi, on Thursday pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of threatening force to intimidate African-American people at the university when in 2014 he placed a noose around a statue of James Meredith, the first black student to enroll there, the Associated Press reported. Prosecutors dropped a felony charge in return for the guilty plea.
June 19, 2015
Dean College, in Massachusetts, announced Thursday that it will no longer require the SAT or ACT for admissions. “The test-optional policy will better align the college with its commitment to a student-centered education. We do not want to put any barrier to enrollment at Dean. We value applications from students of all backgrounds and all academic experiences,” said a statement from John Marcus, vice president of enrollment and marketing at Dean.
June 19, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Adam Sobel, a Columbia University professor, details this phenomenon known better by its acronym, the MJO. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
June 18, 2015
In a sign of improved U.S.-Cuba relations and the desire of American colleges and universities to recruit students from Cuba, the Educational Testing Service will offer the Test of English as a Foreign Language there on June 27, The Wall Street Journal reported. Four Cuban students have signed up. ETS also plans to offer the GRE in Cuba.

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