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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March 15, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Scott Taylor of Siena College explains the connection between violence and honor in early modern Spain. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 15, 2012
At gathering of university educators from around the world, support for collaboration remains strong, but many voice worries about the one-sided nature of many such efforts.
March 15, 2012
Tablet ownership is increasing among college students and high school seniors, according to a survey released by the Pearson Foundation. Among college students, ownership is now 25 percent, up from 7 percent a year ago. Among high school seniors, the figure is now 17 percent, up from 4 percent. A majority of college students (63 percent) and high school seniors (69 percent) believe that tablets will effectively replace textbooks within five years. The survey was conducted in January by Harris Interactive.
March 14, 2012
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Alma College Dana Aspinall, English Kathryn Blanchard, religious studies Zhewei Dai, mathematics and computer science Thomas Ealey, business administration Andrew Thall, mathematics and computer science Lakeland College
March 14, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Duane Watson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign explains why improving your public speaking skills may not help your audience recall what you had to say. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 14, 2012
At gathering of university leaders from around the world, some are unwilling to embrace the critique of higher education currently popular in American circles.
March 14, 2012
Robert J. Birgeneau announced Tuesday that he will retire as chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley at the end of 2012. He was appointed in 2004, and said that he originally hoped to lead the campus for seven years, but opted to stay due to the severe budget pressure the university has faced. Birgeneau has faced student criticism over budget cuts, and what many students believe was excessive force in dealing with protests.
March 14, 2012
Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan on Tuesday signed legislation that classifies research assistants at public universities as students who are ineligible for collective bargaining, The Detroit Free Press reported. Republican legislators and the Republican governor enacted the legislation amid a move to unionize research assistants at the University of Michigan.
March 14, 2012
A sit-in at the German University in Cairo has entered its third week, Ahram Online reported. Students are demanding protection of their rights to dissent, following the expulsion of two students and the suspension of two others over earlier protests. Those students were protesting actions by Egypt's rulers.

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