The Week in Admissions News

Waiting for Biden; 10 fraternities disaffiliate from University of Southern California; vulnerable students; students learn to stop overdoses.

August 22, 2022
  • President Biden has yet to deliver on his campaign promise to forgive at least some student loan debt. Doing so would be a big win for key voting blocs heading into the midterms, but some are hoping for more forgiveness than others.
  • Ten fraternities have disaffiliated from the University of Southern California in what USC officials say is a show of rebellion over new rushing and party rules. The move is part of a national trend.
  • Even as colleges adapt to the fall of Roe v. Wade, institutions have offered students a range of direct, indirect and sometimes outdated messaging about protecting medical information that could make them vulnerable.
  • As concerns grow over the presence of fentanyl and other opiates on campus, more colleges and universities are making the overdose-reversal drug naloxone widely available.

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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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