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 11, 2014
Ersula Ore, an Arizona State University faculty member, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of resisting arrest, but several other charges against her were dropped, The Arizona Republic reported. Ore, a black woman, said that she was stopped and treated harshly by a police officer when she jaywalked, even though others had been doing the same. She and her supporters said that she was a victim of racial profiling.
July 11, 2014
The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees is ending an internship and grant program for students at United Negro College Fund institutions, to protest the UNCF's acceptance of a $25 million grant from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation. The gift had critics from the moment it was announced, with people noting efforts by the Koch brothers that they viewed as inconsistent with the interests of many black Americans.
July 10, 2014
The City of Salem, Mass. has killed a contract under which Gordon College has operated the city's historic Old Town Hall, Boston.com reported. The city cited the Christian college's "behavioral standards" for the college, which ban sex outside of heterosexual marriage.
July 10, 2014
Peter Savelyev, assistant professor of economics at Vanderbilt University, explains the long-term benefits of early learning. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
July 10, 2014
The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board has certified a union for nearly 500 non-tenure track faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The organizing drive was by the Campus Faculty Association, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors.  
July 10, 2014
Spelman College on Wednesday announced that Beverly Daniel Tatum, president since 2002, will retire in June. The announcement came the same day the college announced that it has completed a 10-year fund-raising campaign that brought in $157.8 million. The campaign has tripled the available scholarships for Spelman students and supported significant enhancements to faculty research and facilities as well. Tatum is well-known as a scholar of race relations among young people, and she has continued to write about and speak about that issue during her presidency.
July 10, 2014
Kim Myung-soo, a professor at Korea National University of Education and nominee for education minister of South Korea, is facing tough questions from legislators over plagiarism allegations, The Korea Herald reported. Kim is accused of plagiarizing papers he wrote that won him promotion to both associate and full professor and of having students write op-eds that appeared under his name, and of having students teach classes for him.
July 10, 2014
An article by NPR explains a legal dispute between Duke University and heirs of John Wayne, sometimes known as "Duke" himself. The dispute concerns when the Duke name can be used, but the university wants it known that it is not trying to insult the memory of Wayne.

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