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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December 10, 2013
A journal editor's comments anger biologists within the discipline -- renewing debate about whether some subfields are more favored than others.
December 10, 2013
Arkansas Baptist College faculty members have not been paid since Nov. 1, KTHV News reported. The Faculty Senate also released a letter calling for the removal of President Fitz Hill, questioning his financial decisions and saying that he was not supporting the principles of shared governance. The college responded with a statement saying that the faculty accusations were inaccurate.
December 9, 2013
A new study led by a University of Montreal researcher has found that the most Tweeted peer reviewed articles are not those that earn the most citations, a traditional measure of an article's scholarly influence. The science journal articles that receive the most tweets either deal with health issues or have findings that are either humorous or surprising, according to the study, which appears in the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.
December 9, 2013
The Interfraternity Council at the University of Pittsburgh plans this year to fine each fraternity $20 for every tenth of a point below 2.5 of each pledge's grade-point average, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The goal of the new policy is to raise the average G.P.A. of fraternity members so that is it higher than that of all men at Pitt.
December 9, 2013
Spelman president, an expert on race relations, discusses a series of incidents that have surprised some this fall (but not her) and what they mean.
December 9, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Erick Galbraith of McGill University explains how climate change could alter ocean currents and the marine nitrogen cycle. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
December 9, 2013
Temple University announced Friday that it will drop seven intercollegiate athletic teams, leaving it with 17. Five men's teams will be eliminated -- baseball, crew, gymnastics, outdoor track and field and indoor track & field. Two women's teams -- softball and rowing -- will be eliminated. A statement from Kevin Clark, the director of athletics, said that the university needed to focus athletics spending on other programs.
December 9, 2013
The American Association of University Professors has released an open letter to members of the American Studies Association urging them to reject a proposal backed by the group's leaders to endorse a boycott of Israel universities. Members of the American Studies Association are voting on the proposal this month.

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