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 28, 2015
The University of California at Berkeley has found -- and pledged to take action on -- gaps in the average salaries of female and minority professors compared to white male professors. A university announcement said that the gaps are relatively small, and that the causes of the gaps are not yet clear. The gaps were found in an analysis that factored in professors' fields of study and years of experience.
January 28, 2015
Virginia Commonwealth University announced Tuesday that it is dropping the SAT requirement for applicants who have a high school grade-point average of at least 3.3. Officials said that they have come to realize that grades are a better way to predict student success than the SAT.  
January 27, 2015
The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday charged that three Russians had been part of a spy ring in New York City for their country -- and that they sought recruits at a university in New York.
January 27, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Lucy Thairu, an assistant consulting professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, details the problem of infant mortality in Tanzania. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
January 27, 2015
Students at Texas Tech University celebrated a snowstorm last week by erecting a large snow sculpture of a penis.
January 27, 2015
Many colleges in New England, the New York area and New Jersey are closed today due to the massive blizzard in the region.
January 27, 2015
Yale University leaders sent an e-mail to the campus on Monday about the much-debated action of a university police officer to detain at gunpoint a black male student who was briefly suspected (based on his appearance) of being a thief.
January 27, 2015
AIB College of Business will become part of the University of Iowa, the two institutions announced Monday. AIB is a private nonprofit business school in Des Moines with 1,000 students in undergraduate business programs. The University of Iowa will maintain the campus and AIB students will become Iowa students.  

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