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 2, 2005
An education student wrote a paper last semester advocating corporal punishment; now Le Moyne College won't let him enroll.
February 1, 2005
It's rare for a publication to print letters to the editor about articles published more than 25 years ago. But a letter in the new issue of The New York Review of Books couldn't have been published back then.The letter, "McCarthyism at Harvard," details the experiences of Robert N. Bellah, an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley who previously taught at Harvard -- and ran into difficulties there in the 1950s because of his brief membership in the Communist Party while a Harvard undergraduate in the late 1940s.
January 31, 2005
A discipline attempts to explain its values -- while also trying to teach students not to plagiarize.
January 28, 2005
A group of colleges started an effort Thursday to redefine liberal education -- and to ensure that all colleges that profess to provide one actually do.
January 27, 2005
The University of Oregon is under fire for ordering the removal of a "Support Our Troops" decal from a state-owned truck.
January 27, 2005
A new study documents the extent of the pay gap between those on and off the tenure track.
January 27, 2005
Hamilton College defends its invitation to a scholar who called those killed in the World Trade Center "little Eichmanns."
January 25, 2005
"Carnegie Classifications" -- widely used to group colleges -- are undergoing the most significant changes in their history.
January 24, 2005
Colleges did very well in 2004, with an average return of 15.1 percent; the greatest gains were made by institutions that were already wealthy.
January 21, 2005
The University of Dayton's law school has become the first in the nation to offer a five-semester program, instead of the traditional six. Until last year, the American Bar Association required six semesters, so the option Dayton is offering was impossible. Dayton's program, under which students can take their first semester in the summer, will make it possible for student to obtain a law degree in just two years. Students still have the option of a six-semester program.

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