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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August 16, 2016
It's that time of year again, when new students arrive on campus and faculty members and administrators feel old. Beloit College has been trying to bridge the generational divide since 1998 with an annual "mind-set list" to remind those who work in academe what the new students have and have never experienced. This year's list is out today with reminders about this year's freshmen. Among the tips:
August 15, 2016
Harrison Spencer (right), president of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, was murdered last week, and authorities have charged Pe
August 15, 2016
Minority student at Pitzer advertised for nonwhite roommate. Her president was critical. Does reaction ignore reality that many white students get white roommates all the time?
August 15, 2016
Severe rainstorms and flooding in Baton Rouge led
August 15, 2016
Donald Trump held a rally Saturday at Sacred He
August 15, 2016
The University of Northern Iowa and its faculty union on Friday announced a plan to raise the salaries of 51 faculty members to address inequities in pay. The increases -- totaling $155,064 -- are based on a review of all faculty members that identified those who were paid less than others with comparable records of teaching, research, service, longevity and other factors. Of the 51 faculty members who are having the salaries raised, 36 are women. Of the 15 men, four are racial/ethnic minorities.
August 12, 2016
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday announced that it was suing New Mexico State University for paying a female assistant track coach less than male assistant track coaches. The suite was filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars discrimination in employment.
August 12, 2016
Following on the announcement that the

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