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 6, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Sean Lane of Louisiana State University explains how the truth can become murky once a lie becomes part of the narrative. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
January 6, 2014
A civil lawsuit in South Carolina against people associated with tailgating at a University of South Carolina football game is raising questions about these events, The State reported. The suit concerns the death of a man who was crushed after he fell -- during a fight -- under a pickup truck. The article notes that the two men in the fight didn't attend or intend to attend the actual football game.
January 6, 2014
Study examines 15 years of data on doctoral students in economics. They earn more if they leave academe and (for men only) if they marry.
January 6, 2014
With students away and many faculty members on vacation, what's a president to do? Troy D. Paino, president of Truman State University, posted this video to YouTube to give students a sense of what a president does when there's hardly anyone around.  
January 6, 2014
Most prepaid tuition programs were pitched to cover public four-year institutions and, in some cases, private colleges. But in Florida, the state is increasingly promoting -- and finding people receptive to -- prepaying for community college degrees, The Orlando Sentinel reported.
January 6, 2014
With the Midwest experiencing record low temperatures (and, in some places, serious snow downfall as well), many colleges are calling off classes for today. For some institutions, students are still on break. But for others, today would have been the start of the quarter or semester, or of a January term. But many students had difficulty traveling on Sunday.
January 6, 2014
As the Modern Language Association gears up for its annual meeting this week, it is facing considerable scrutiny over a session on the push to boycott Israeli universities.
January 3, 2014
China is moving to change the test that is generally the sole factor in university admissions, The Economist reported. Government officials have indicated that they want to add some subjective factors -- such as consideration of extracurricular activities -- to admissions decisions. Some educators are concerned that the current system (and possibly the new one) favor wealthier applicants.

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