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 13, 2014
The University of Southern California is today announcing a $50 million gift to create a center for "convergent bioscience." The center will be a collaborative effort of USC's arts and sciences and engineering colleges.  
January 13, 2014
Pennsylvania State University earned more ($2.7 million) on credit card royalties and fees than did any other college or university, according to an analysis by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The newspaper used reports required by a new federal law. But the analysis also found that the number of accounts on which Penn State is paid is going down -- from 65,955 in December 2011 to 60,490 in December 2012.
January 13, 2014
"Managing the Student Lifecycle" is a collection of news articles -- in print-on-demand format -- about issues facing students as they progress through higher education. The articles aim to put recent developments into long-term context.
January 13, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, James Coan of the University of Virginia reveals evidence that our brains are wired for empathy. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
January 13, 2014
Robby Burleigh, a professor at Baton Rouge Community College, has been arrested on charges that he attacked his fiancée, who also is one of his students, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reported. Police records state that the fiancée is pregnant and that a fight started over her desire to keep the baby. Burleigh teaches philosophy of religion, biomedical ethics, introduction to ethics and introduction to logic at the college.
January 13, 2014
Seven fraternity members at the State University of New York at Canton have been charged by authorities with hazing, and The Watertown Daily News detailed some of the acts they are alleged to have orchestrated in November's pledging process:
January 13, 2014
Most universities lose money on research, according to an analysis published in the journal Technology and Innovation - Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors. The study notes that universities seek (and receive) research grants from the federal government and other sources. But the study says that these grants cover such a small share of "indirect costs" of research -- such as staffing, equipment and facilities -- that typically institutions lose money.
January 13, 2014
Speakers at MLA meeting endorse many reforms of graduate education, but object to the idea that Ph.D. programs should shrink.
January 13, 2014
MLA Delegate Assembly narrowly approves controversial measure criticizing Israeli decisions on travel of scholars to the country and the West Bank. Should the meeting have been chaired by someone who backs boycott of Israel?

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