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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June 12, 2015
Follett Corporation and the Nebraska Book Company on Thursday announced a deal in which Nebraska (which operates beyond that state) will sell 200 bookstores it runs for colleges to Follett. The deal leaves Follett with more than 1,150 local campus bookstores and 1,600 virtual store operations. Nebraska in turn plans to focus on the part of its business in which it provides services to independent college bookstores.
June 12, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Lisa Phillips, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, discusses the effect unrequited love has on inspiration. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
June 12, 2015
John L. Hennessy announced Thursday that he will step down as president of Stanford University next summer.
June 11, 2015
Many faculty members are quitting jobs in Venezuela, where they are finding it impossible to support themselves on government-mandated salaries that are as low as the equivalent of $30 a month, the Associated Press reported. At the Central University of Venezuela, for example, 700 faculty members (out of a total of 4,000) have quit in the last four years.
June 11, 2015
James Billington announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the year as librarian of Congress. A scholar of Russia, Billington was nominated for the position (which doesn't have a term of office) by President Reagan and has served since 1987.
June 11, 2015
The five largest research publishers (a group that changes a bit by discipline) started publishing half of academic papers in 2006, up from 30 percent in 1996 and 20 percent in 1973, according to new research published Wednesday in PLOS ONE by researchers at the University of Montreal. The piece argues that this concentration has reached oligopoly status and poses dangers to academic publishing.
June 11, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Jean M. Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, discusses her research on the sexuality of the age group she calls Generation Me. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 11, 2015
Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today “Evolving Learning for the New Digital Era,” our latest print-on-demand booklet. Articles focus on changing methods of teaching and learning -- and the strategies used by different institutions. You may download the free booklet here.

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