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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June 30, 2014
New information is coming out about how Jamie Comstock Williamson, who was last week fired as president of Winthrop University, played a role in the hiring of her husband to a part-time position in government and external relations. The hiring of her husband appears to be one issue in the dismissal. When reports about her husband's work for the university first surfaced, Williamson said that her chief of staff had hired him.
June 27, 2014
The University of California system has ended a ban on investing in companies that were created based on research at the university. Janet Napolitano, the system's president, said, “The technology and companies incubated at UC have a direct and critical impact on the state’s economic growth, and our continued support is integral to our university’s public mission."  
June 27, 2014
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Old Dominion University
June 27, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Anne Warlaumont, a cognitive scientist at the University of California at Merced, discusses positive feedback loops, or the way successful interaction catalyzes future successful interaction in children. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 27, 2014
Winthrop University's board on Thursday fired Jamie Comstock Williamson as president. The board suspended her this month amid public criticism of the university's hiring of her husband for a part-time job. Williamson had been in office less than a year.
June 26, 2014
Wilberforce University, the oldest private historically black college in the country, is in danger of losing accreditation. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, this week sent the university a "show cause" order asking Wilberforce to give specific reasons and evidence that it should not lose accreditation.
June 26, 2014
Hofstra University has announced that, starting with the class admitted to enroll in the fall of 2015, applicants will no longer be required to submit SAT or ACT scores. "[W]e have concluded that standardized tests are not the most important predictors of academic success at Hofstra," said a statement from the university. "Rather, our studies show that the best predictor of success in college is a student’s high school academic record and the performance of day-to-day work in the classroom.
June 26, 2014
Berkshire Community College is starting an atmospheric science concentration in the college's pre-college liberal arts program. Brandeis University is staring a master of science program online instructional design and technology.

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