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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July 2, 2015
Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz, two candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, shared thoughts on higher education in the past two days.
July 1, 2015
Two top Chinese universities -- Peking University and Tsinghua University -- have been taking to social media, each accusing the other of unfair tactics in attracting top students, The Wall Street Journal reported. Each accused the other of using money to lure students with top test scores to attend.
July 1, 2015
A national study released today finds that 70 percent of college students are stressed over their finances. The study, conducted by Ohio State University researchers, used a sample of students at 52 institutions, including two- and four-year, public and private colleges. Nearly 60 percent of students said that they worry about paying for college, while more than half worry about paying living expenses.
July 1, 2015
Physics Ph.D.s who don't pursue academic careers are doing quite well, according to a study released Tuesday by the American Institute of Physics. Tracking physicists who are at least 10 years postdoctorate, the study found that they feel well compensated and intellectually engaged and are using their science knowledge.
July 1, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear case that could effectively make dues optional for professors at public colleges and universities.
July 1, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Hal Haggard, a physicist at Bard College, describes the life cycle of black holes. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 1, 2015
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Coker College Margaret Godbey, English Juniata College Matt Beaky, physics Wei-Chung Wang Marist College John K. Bainbridge, public administration Michael E. Powers, athletic training Julie B. Raines, criminal justice Zsuzsanna R. Szabo, education Northeastern Illinois University
July 1, 2015
Twitter exploded late Tuesday with reports that the U of Memphis had fired a black female sociologist attacked for her comments about white people. The reports were false, but did the university's actions make it look like she'd been fired?
June 30, 2015
Northwestern University is seeking help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on offensive graffiti found on campus, The Chicago Tribune reported. In four incidents in recent months, anti-Semitic and racist graffiti has appeared in different campus locations.
June 30, 2015
Hawaii Governor David Ige, a Democrat, on Monday announced that he would veto legislation that would permit graduate students in the University of Hawaii System to unionize. In a statement, he said: “Our administration appreciates the contributions graduate students make throughout the university system. Their valid concerns can and should be addressed internally through Board of Regents policy followed by a commitment from the university administration to implement such policy.

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