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 6, 2015
Two students at Providence College have been hospitalized with meningitis, The Providence Journal reported. Antibiotics are being provided to those who came into contact with the students. Guilford College also reported this week that a student was diagnosed with meningitis.  
February 6, 2015
Several hundred protesters delayed by more than an hour the start of a speech Thursday of Marine Le Pen at the University of Oxford, The Guardian reported. Le Pen is leader of the National Front in France and regularly criticizes Muslims in her country. Authorities were forced for a time to close the doors to the Oxford Union. When she did speak, Le Pen did not shy away from the stances that led the protesters to call her a bigot (and worse).
February 6, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Stephanie Pietros, a English professor at Mount Saint Mary College, in New York, presents a close read of Shakespeare’s Othello -- as contemporary theater attendees might have interpreted some inside jokes. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
February 5, 2015
Marquette moves to dismiss controversial tenured professor who on his blog criticized a graduate student by name.
February 5, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Jessica Gall Myrick, a communications professor at Indiana University, explores the nature of celebrity influence over the population especially in terms of medical conditions. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
February 5, 2015
PolitiFact, the fact-checking service of The Tampa Bay Times, is questioning President Obama's claim that politicians have started colleges. In a recent interview on YouTube, Obama answered a question about why young people should be interested in politics this way: "Well, basically, politics is just -- how do we organize ourselves as a society? How do we make decisions about how we're going to live together?

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