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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January 6, 2016
What goes on behind closed doors when professors decide who should get chance to earn a Ph.D.? Author of new book was allowed to watch. She saw elitism, a heavy focus on the GRE and some troubling conversations.
January 6, 2016
Panel of private college presidents, preparing list of key qualities for their institutions, see tenure as "negotiable."
January 6, 2016
Illinois college acts in response to her statements that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
January 5, 2016
More than 100 Republican state legislators have urged the University of Missouri at Columbia to fire Melissa Click, a communications professor who was videotaped during a campus protest blocking a student journalist from getting close to the protest. Click subsequently apologized for her actions, which were widely condemned by journalists and other groups.
January 5, 2016
A black vice president has resigned his position at Missouri State University less than a week after a university investigation found no validity to charges made by his supporters that he was being mistreated. Supporters of Kenneth D. Coopwood Sr., vice president of diversity and inclusion, have argued in a petition and elsewhere that he and his office receive inadequate support, especially compared to divisions led by white people.
January 5, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Maria Aysa-Lastra, assistant professor of sociology at Winthrop University, explores the reasons Hispanics left both Spain and the United States during the Great Recession. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
January 5, 2016
Study finds that attractive female students earn higher grades than unattractive female students do. For male students, looks don't seem to matter.
January 5, 2016
Literature and language professors will use the tools of their trade to protest a new Texas law.

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