About Scott @ScottJaschik
Scott Jaschik is editor and one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and college publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon and more. He has appeared on the PBS NewsHour several times. 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 D.C.
Scott’s Recent Stories
Education Apr 12Georgetown students vote to add fee to pay reparations
The measure calls for the university to start with a fee of $27.20 per semester in the fall of 2020, "in honor of the 272 people sold by Georgetown," referring to the slaves sold by Jesuits to finance the university…
Education Mar 14How the admissions scandal could hurt students with learning disabilities
Those who advocate for students with learning disabilities say the scandal has the potential to undercut progress they have been making in gaining acceptance.
Education Aug 01Report: Justice Department plans to target affirmative action
The Trump administration plans to investigate and sue colleges and universities over admissions practices.
Education Mar 06Middlebury students shout down controversial writer Charles Murray
Middlebury students chant and shout to prevent Charles Murray from speaking. He later is led to a private location, where a discussion with a professor is livestreamed. After the event some attack car carrying Murray and a professor.
Education Mar 15As protests increase, student demands get more ambitious
The number and complexity of students' demands of administrations is going up -- and some of the items deal with issues typically left to faculty governance.
Education Jan 22Oberlin president says no to black students’ demands
Marvin Krislov, the president, said that while some of the demands "resonate with me and many members of our community, including our trustees," he would not respond directly to the proposals from black students, which were termed nonnegotiable.
Education Oct 27Can a professor be forced to assign a $180 textbook?
The choice of a single textbook for one section of a course at one university might seem like a decidedly local issue. But a dispute over whether an academic department may impose such a selection on all faculty members in…
Education Sep 2880 colleges plan admissions revamp to reach more disadvantaged students
Eighty leading colleges and universities are announcing today a plan to reverse a decades-long process by which colleges -- largely through the Common Application -- have made their applications increasingly similar.
Education Jun 23Should the Confederate flag fly in the Citadel’s chapel? Same law keeping it at S.C. State House says yes
In South Carolina, a state law governs the Confederate flag on the State House grounds -- a flag that has become the source of increasing criticism after the murders last week of nine people in a historic black church, apparently…
Education Mar 04All-women Sweet Briar College decides to close after 114 years
Sweet Briar College announced Tuesday that it is shutting down at the end of this academic year.