The Week in Admissions News

Biden’s debt-relief plan; court ruling on virtual proctors; Greek life for LGBTQ+ students; path to medical schools.

August 29, 2022
  • President Biden announced a debt-relief plan that is expected to impact 95 percent of the 43 million federal student loan borrowers.
  • Cleveland State University violated a student’s privacy when a virtual proctor required a webcam scan of the student’s room before a remote test, a federal judge ruled.
  • A nonbinary student failed to win acceptance into a University of Alabama sorority. Experts say Greek life has made progress on LGBTQ+ inclusion, but membership selection remains fraught.
  • A new program seeks to create a pathway from California community colleges to medical schools.

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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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