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 31, 2014
President joins the ranks of politicians who suggest liberal arts disciplines don't lead to jobs.
January 31, 2014
The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education on Thursday released model legislation on how states can best provide college scholarships to recruit highly talented students to become teachers in high-need public schools.
January 31, 2014
Franklin Pierce University has announced that it will stop offering degrees in American studies, theater and dance, graphic communications, fine arts, math and arts management, The Sentinel reported. A statement from the university said that the changes would allow the university to “attract, retain and prepare students for the personal and professional futures that await them."  
January 31, 2014
Columbia University announced Thursday that its fund-raising campaign -- which started in 2006 and ended at the close of 2013 -- had brought in $6.1 billion. That total is second only to Stanford's $6.2 billion completed campaign. However, Harvard University last year started a $6.5 billion campaign.  
January 30, 2014
Columbia University announced Wednesday that it would start to release more aggregate information about sexual assault complaints and how they are handled, The New York Times reported. The university has been facing criticism from student groups that it has failed to respond appropriately, or to be transparent enough about its policies.  
January 30, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Tom Coulthard of the University of Hull reveals the presence of ancient rivers that flowed across the Sahara Desert. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
January 30, 2014
About 600,000 books from the library of the University of Missouri at Columbia -- stored at an off-campus facilities -- have been damaged by mold, The Columbia Daily Tribune reported. The university plans to remove the mold from some of the books, but the high cost of that process (about $3 per book) probably means that all of the books can't be saved.  
January 29, 2014
A new analysis released of California community colleges possibly adding four-year degree program concludes that the idea "merits serious review." The study by the system office for the state's community colleges notes many unmet higher education needs that the community colleges could provide. But the study also notes concerns about resources and adding to the missions of already stretched community colleges.  

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