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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July 28, 2014
The Chinese real estate tycoon couple Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin recently announced a $15 million gift to Harvard University. The South China Morning Post reported that they have received criticism online from people asking why they didn't give the money to Chinese universities. The couple has pointed out that Harvard will use the funds to help poor students from China enroll there.  
July 28, 2014
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Friday removed Marvin Wiggins as a trustee of Alabama State University, AL.com reported. Bentley said that Wiggins had violated conflict of interest rules in numerous ways. The governor said that Wiggins' wife inappropriately received $30,000, and that Wiggins did not inform the university, when it hired his sister-in-law as a professor, that she had been disbarred. Wiggins could not be reached for comment.    
July 28, 2014
A new study in American Sociological Review finds a reversal of a pattern of many decades in which women with more education than their husbands were more likely than others to end up divorced. Now such women are not at greater odds of divorce. Further, couples in which both spouses have equal educational levels are now less likely to get divorced than are those where the husband has more education. The study only looked at heterosexual couples.
July 25, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Carlos Varela, an associate professor of computer science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, asks why we aren't adding more intelligence to autopilot systems. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
July 25, 2014
Many were surprised when a Christian college won exemption from Title IX so it could bar a transgender student from housing. Two more Christian colleges have now received exemptions -- giving them the right to subject transgender students to expulsion.
July 25, 2014
The U.S. Army War College, responding to reports that Senator John Walsh plagiarized large portions of his master's thesis, announced a formal investigation on Thursday, The New York Times reported. “It’s clear there is indeed strong reason to believe this is plagiarism,” said Provost Lance Betros.
July 25, 2014
Technical University, in Munich, is planning to switch most master's degrees to English by 2020, The Local reported. Currently about one-third of such programs are in English. The university's president, Wolfgang Herrmann, said, "English is the lingua franca in academia and of the economy." But student leaders are skeptical of switching so many programs to English.  
July 25, 2014
Mark Landis, who until recently taught accounting at San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco, has been charged with 15 counts of misdemeanor invasion of privacy for allegedly filming current and former students, and others, using the bathroom in his home, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. A house guest found a camera, set up to film the genital region of males standing at a toilet. Landis reportedly invited students over every weekend.

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August 31, 2011
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:
May 5, 2011
For many private colleges, creating first-year class is far from over. Sewanee finds success with its tuition cut.
March 4, 2011
March 4, 2011 -- The 2011 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents, which can be seen here, is the first in a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key issues in higher education. Inside Higher Ed collaborated on this project with Kenneth C. Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Kaplan Global Solutions, Pearson, and SunGard Higher Education.
December 9, 2010
At Belmont University, students and faculty question how fair and how Christian it is to force out a woman for being honest that her partner is pregnant.
December 11, 2006
Choice for interim president -- Robert Davila, who led deaf institute at RIT -- receives strong support.
October 30, 2006
Board bows to months of protests and dismisses Jane Fernandes.

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