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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July 30, 2013
Author discusses themes of new book on the courts and higher education.
July 30, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Hannah Dugdale of the University of Sheffield explores the underrepresentation of women as presenters at top-tier academic conferences. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
July 30, 2013
Applicants from institutions with grade inflation are favored over those who had more rigorous instructors, study finds.
July 30, 2013
Montreat and Point -- both Christian colleges -- announce plans to combine operations under the Point name. Online reaction from Montreat alumni is swift and negative.
July 29, 2013
A new law in New York State requires colleges to give students information about fire safety in their dormitories or in off-campus housing run by universities, and the information must address specifics about students' housing, such as sprinkler systems, the Associated Press reported. The law goes beyond previous legislation, which required colleges to publish information about fire safety. The new law applies to public and private institutions.  
July 29, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Angie Willey of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst discusses the assumptions behind current interpretations of how biology influences monogamy and pair bonding. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
July 29, 2013
Legislation signed into law Friday would end the practice in North Carolina of awarding raises to public school teachers who earn master's degrees, The Wall Street Journal reported. The article said that North Carolina is believed to be the first state to end the practice of automatic raises. The prospect of such raises has traditionally been a key factor in encouraging many teachers to enroll for master's degrees in schools of education.
July 29, 2013
Palmetto Family, a conservative religious group, is questioning the choice of the College of Charleston to have this fall's freshmen read the memoir Fun Home, The Post and Courier reported.

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