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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February 18, 2010
The "Bologna Process," under which European nations have agreed on common higher education standards -- with the goal of making degrees and students recognized and respected across borders -- continues to attract increased attention in the United States. In his new book, Paul L. Gaston, Trustees Professor at Kent State University, considers the evolution of Europe's plans and their impact on American higher education.
February 17, 2010
Incident at Irvine prompts debate over whether repeatedly interrupting a campus speaker is an exercise of free expression or the suppression of free expression.
February 17, 2010
Baylor University is starting a Ph.D. program in electrical and computer engineering. Fairfield University is starting a doctor of nursing practice program. Morehead State University, in Kentucky, is starting a doctoral degree -- its first -- in education leadership.
February 16, 2010
Middlebury, in unusual move, plans to limit future increases to no more than 1 percentage point above inflation rate.
February 15, 2010
Political science association, already facing criticism for decision to hold a meeting in Louisiana, has summer event scheduled for country considering bill that would in some cases call for execution of gay people.
February 15, 2010
Experts on campus security and workplace violence say Huntsville tragedy reveals possibility of faculty members as perpetrators, but warn against "tenure denial made her do it" assumptions.
February 15, 2010
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers:
February 11, 2010
McGill U. considers ending requirement that faculty members indicate whether any research supported by the military may have harmful consequences.
February 11, 2010
College Board trumpets growing participation rate, but numbers also show continued gaps by race and ethnicity in who takes the tests and who does well.
February 9, 2010
The "no loans" era of elite private higher education might be short-lived. Dartmouth College announced Monday that it is restoring loans to the aid packages of students from families whose incomes exceed $75,000 -- ending a no-loans policy that was announced with much fanfare two years ago. Dartmouth will continue to exclude loans from the aid packages of those with smaller family incomes and will continue to be "need blind" in admissions, meaning that financial need will not be taken into consideration in admissions decisions.

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