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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September 29, 2014
Delaware State U. defends (and also criticizes) professor who published piece in Liberian newspaper suggesting Western authorities may be responsible for Ebola.
September 29, 2014
An accident late Friday killed four players on the North Central Texas College women's softball team, the Associated Press reported. The students were en route to a game at Southern Nazarene University, in Oklahoma. The accident happened when a tractor-trailer crossed the median and crashed into the team's bus, causing a dozen injuries in addition to the deaths.  
September 29, 2014
Draft legislation in Egypt would give university leaders the power to fire professors and others without, critics say, anything resembling due process, Ahram Online reported. The proposed legislation follows a new law allowing the government to appoint university heads, and that law has added to concerns about the new legislation.  
September 29, 2014
On "This Week," Inside Higher Ed's free weekly news podcast, the University of California at Berkeley's David A.
September 29, 2014
Bethel College, in Indiana, is starting a certificate program in biotechnology. Boston Conservatory is starting a B.F.A. in contemporary theater. Eastern Kentucky University is starting a Psy.D. program in clinical psychology.
September 26, 2014
College enrollments dropped for the second straight year in 2013, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. But those drops are but a fraction of the large gains that came first. Enrollments fell by nearly half a million -- 460,000 -- between 2012 and 2013. That brought the two-year decline to 930,000, which was larger than enrollment drop before the recent recession. But enrollments grew substantially -- by 3.2 million -- as the economic downturn hit.
September 26, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Ching-Hua Chuan, assistant professor of computing at the University of North Florida, discusses the addition of an element of technology into the music composition process. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 26, 2014
Only a handful of colleges and universities have optional questions on their undergraduate applications in which applicants may share their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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