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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September 10, 2012
A Towson University student who sparked debate last year by founding a chapter of Youth for Western Civilization is now trying to create a White Student Union, The Baltimore Sun reported. The group he created last year has fallen apart after losing its faculty adviser. L.
September 10, 2012
When student journalists asked professor about how she fed her sick infant during first day of class, she objected -- and told her story online. Amid all the discussion of family-friendly policies, is this an issue that remains undiscussed?
September 10, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Nancy Kiang of Columbia University’s Earth Institute explains a recent discovery that hints at the potential color of extraterrestrial plant life. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
September 7, 2012
An internal police report has found that Santa Monica College could have avoided using pepper spray on protesters in April, The Los Angeles Times reported. The report found that, had the college moved a board meeting to a larger room and provided additional police resources, there would have been no need for pepper spray, which was used when protesters tried to enter a meeting room.
September 7, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Greger Larson of Durham University reveals how the DNA of modern dogs is changing our understanding of what the earliest domesticated dogs were like. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
September 7, 2012
Representative Roscoe Bartlett, a Maryland Republican running for re-election, said in a recent town hall meeting that student loans -- while potentially doing good -- may be unconstitutional, The Washington Post reported. Bartlett said that he had searched the U.S. Constitution and found no justification for a federal role in education, including student loans.
September 6, 2012
Just hours after the Kinsey Institute announced a new mobile app on which people could report sexual activity, Indiana University (of which the institute is a part) pulled the app, The Indianapolis Star reported. The app was designed to gather self-reported data on sexual activity, birth control, public displays of affection and various other sex-related information.
September 6, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Myra Finkelstein of the University of California at Santa Cruz explains how lead poisoning is slowing the recovery of the California condor. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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