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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March 28, 2014
Williams College has agreed to pay $86,000 to settle a lawsuit over tips it withheld, The Berkshire Eagle reported. Payments of $40 to $6,000 will go to 58 current and former waiters and bartenders who worked for the college's dining service. The suit claimed that the college was imposing a mandatory service charge, suggesting that the funds were used in place of tips, but that the funds were never given to the staff members.
March 28, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Neil Johnson, professor of physics at the University of Miami, discusses the patterns of children's cries and how he used that information to make some interesting conclusions. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 28, 2014
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:
March 28, 2014
The University of Iowa has turned down a request from HBO to film "Girls" on campus, The Iowa City Press-Citizen reported. Hannah Horvath, the lead fictional character in the show, has recently been accepted to Iowa's very real Writers Workshop. But details of the plot lines that would be pursued at Iowa were not available, and university officials declined to elaborate on why they turned down the request.  
March 28, 2014
A faculty member at Lone Star College taught the wrong chemistry course for a semester, KHOU News reported. The television station told the story of an A student surprised to find she was failing introductory chemistry. But the professor eventually said that she had been teaching a more advanced course. The student said that the professor made up for the situation by raising everyone's grade.
March 28, 2014
The University of Konstanz, in Germany, has halted negotiations with Elsevier over a new deal on journals, Science Insider reported. Officials said that the prices being offered were simply too high to justify continued negotiations. Elsevier declined to comment.  
March 27, 2014
North Korea is requiring male university students to get haircuts in the style of the country's ruler, Kim Jong-un, BBC reported. The requirement follows a campaign against long hair.  


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