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 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.
Education Feb 2311 Wesleyan students hospitalized after using ‘Molly’
Eleven Wesleyan University students were hospitalized this weekend with symptoms consistent with use of the club drug known as Molly. One sophomore is in critical condition.
Education Jan 26Yale police aim gun at columnist’s son, turn spotlight on racial profiling on campus
The debate over racial profiling -- already a hot topic on many college campuses -- gained renewed attention this weekend when Yale University police briefly detained a black male student Saturday evening.
Education Jan 09College essays could be early clue for college grades
Admissions essays are thought of by many as less scientific than other parts of the college application process -- a chance to share a personal story, to inject personality into the process, to become more than just a grade-point average…
Education Sep 04Forget essays, grades, Goucher College to accept video-only applications
Can an applicant explain why he or she would thrive at a given college in two minutes? If the applicant wants to enroll at Goucher College, that is pretty much all it will take under a new admissions option being…