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 2, 2014
The College Board has issued a statement on behalf of itself and the Educational Testing Service, apologizing for a T-shirt that was made and sold by high school and college teachers who gathered in June to grade Advancement Placement exams in world history. Those who grade the exams have a tradition of creating a T-shirt, but this year's version offended many Asian Americans who were at the event. The T-shirt plays off of the Chinese Communist revolution in ways that struck critics as offensive.
July 1, 2014
Timothy Flanagan, the former president of Illinois State University, was convicted Monday of disorderly conduct and sentenced to probation, the Associated Press reported. The conviction comes from a confrontation between Flanagan and a grounds-keeper at the presidential home.
July 1, 2014
"Hiring Trends in Higher Education" is a compilation of articles and essays on the challenges and strategies of colleges in hiring the best talent, for faculty and administrator positions. Download the news and opinion articles -- collected in a print-on-demand booklet -- here.
July 1, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Geoff Ball, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta, discusses a study of 181 children with obesity -- aged 8 to 17 -- that found that up to a third could be classified as “metabolically healthy." Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
July 1, 2014
Elite male biologists are less likely than other male biology researchers to hire female grad students and postdocs for their labs, study finds.
July 1, 2014
Provost offers praise for faculty member arrested in incident many see as racial profiling. But university denies that it has changed it approach and continues to say her treatment did not violate protocols.
July 1, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the federal government may not require privately held businesses to offer contraceptive coverage that violates the religious beliefs of the owners of these businesses. While there are several lawsuits by religious colleges making cases in some ways similar to Hobby Lobby, the business by which Monday's ruling is known, the ruling was very specific about applying only to certain kinds of for-profit businesses.
June 30, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Volkan Topalli, associate professor of criminal justice and criminology at Georgia State University, profiles the effect that switching government assistance funds from cash to credit cards has on street crime. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  


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