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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December 9, 2009
Why did Oklahoma State back out of an anthrax study involving primates? Did the university fear violence? Was it afraid of offending a donor?
December 9, 2009
Roman Catholic universities continue to discuss (and to receive flack for, in the case of the controversy over President Obama's commencement talk at the University of Notre Dame this year) the way they balance their various missions. A new book, Where is Knowing Going?: The Horizons of the Knowing Subject (Georgetown University Press) examines these issues based on discussions with those who teach at and lead Catholic universities. The Rev. John C.
December 8, 2009
Federal appeals court blocks Southern Illinois U. from denying recognition to Christian legal group -- despite its discriminatory practices.
December 8, 2009
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers:
December 7, 2009
Faculty members vote to keep health class that set off national debate, but to make it optional.
December 7, 2009
Key test for graduate admissions will lose antonyms and analogies, replace some geometry with data analysis, alter scoring, and let test takers move among questions. ETS calls shifts significant; critics see cosmetic changes.
December 4, 2009
Professors organize on behalf of Minnesota grad student, whose academic freedom they believe is undercut by prosecutors' demands that he reveal what he knows about underground animal rights activists.
December 3, 2009
A new study of community college “gatekeeper” courses – those at the first level of college credit – raises as many questions about remedial education strategies as about the introductory college-level courses.
December 3, 2009
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers: University of Georgia: Robert M. Gates, U.S. secretary of defense. University of Texas at Austin: Marcia Gay Harden, actress. Warren Wilson College: Tony Earley, writer and English professor at Vanderbilt University.
December 2, 2009
New School part timers win contract with not only raises, but family leaves, differential titles and a commitment to representation on curricular committees.

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