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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March 18, 2015
Sweet Briar College alumnae and students, joined by faculty members, are speaking out with new concerns about the board's decision to close the institution. One new issue is that the board voted, days before its decision to shut down the college, to amend its bylaws so it could take actions with a smaller number of trustees than has been required. Sweet Briar's bylaws have required the board to have at least 24 members. A spokeswoman for the college confirmed that the board recently amended that measure and has only 23 members.
March 18, 2015
Kuyper College, a small Christian institution in Michigan, is eliminating its intercollegiate athletics program, MLive reported. The college is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, and will by June eliminate its six teams: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross-country, men's soccer, and women's volleyball. Officials said that they were focused on "alignment" of programs with the mission at a time of declining enrollment.
March 18, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Ky Kugler, a professor of athletic training at Chapman University, profiles the severity and frequency of the common head injury. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 17, 2015
Two white journalism students at Ryerson University, in Toronto, were barred by a student group from attending a campus event because of their race, The National Post reported. The students had been assigned by a professor to attend an event of the Racialised Students’ Collective, and were asked upon showing up whether they had been "marginalized or racialized." When they said no, they were asked to leave.
March 17, 2015
Four students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have committed suicide in the last year -- two of them in the last month -- prompting a renewed focus on stress issues, The Boston Globe reported. Many M.I.T. students were academic superstars growing up and face their first academic difficulty once enrolled. M.I.T. officials are encouraging students to talk about "imposter syndrome," where people feel they don't belong.
March 17, 2015
The board of South Carolina State University on Monday fired Thomas Elzey as president, The State reported. The board had previously suspended Elzey, less than two years into a four-year contract. Legislators have been demanding his ouster as well as the ouster of the board. Elzey has sued for breach of contract.  
March 17, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Wayne Potts, a biologist at the University of Utah, discusses his work on improving the accuracy of sugar toxicity tests. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 17, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:

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