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 3, 2019
Lake Superior State University marks the end of each year by providing a list of words and phrases to banish in the new year. Wayne State University takes a different approach with its "word warriors" project, which seeks to encourage greater use of words that convey meaning and would promote good communication.
January 3, 2019
Economists and discipline's main association face criticism that the field's power centers are a small number of top departments. Grad students, meanwhile, push for standards of conduct.
January 3, 2019
Author discusses his new book about “killing the five-paragraph essay” and other ways schools and colleges could do a better job of teaching writing.
January 3, 2019
Tony Bland, a former assistant basketball coach at the University of Southern California, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery, the Associated Press reported. Bland was one of the former college officials facing charges coming out of a major federal investigation of men's basketball programs.
January 2, 2019
Siena's basketball game against Cal Poly was played under conditions to make it possible for those on the autism spectrum to attend.
January 2, 2019
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a man for threats he made against one of the professors who taught him at Mercer University. The man arrested graduated six years ago but only recently started sending threats. He faces charges of stalking, terroristic threats and acts, and harassing communications.
January 2, 2019
Lake Superior State University has released its 43rd annual List of Words Banished From the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. Here is the 2019 list, and some of the reasons cited by those who nominated the words:
January 2, 2019
Hundreds of graduate students are calling on the American Economic Association and individual economics departments to adopt reforms amid a scandal over a prominent economist, Roland Fryer of Harvard University. Fryer resigned from the executive committee of the association amid reports of harassment allegations he faces at Harvard (he has declined to comment on them).
January 2, 2019
Marquette University has suspended a law professor over an alleged relationship with a student, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Paul Secunda, the professor, is an expert on employment law issues. Marquette declined to discuss details of the case.
January 2, 2019
Abbas Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College London, has been released by Iran and is back in Britain, The Guardian reported. He was detained in April, while attending an academic conference, on unspecified "security charges." Edalat is a leader of a group that opposes sanctions against Iran and that has criticized the U.S. and other governments that have used sanctions.

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