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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November 12, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Daniel Baker, a physicist at the University of Colorado at Boulder, discusses his research on the dangerous weather patterns of outer space. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 12, 2014
New graduate enrollments from outside the U.S. are up, thanks in large part to a big increase from India. But Chinese numbers show a small drop.
November 12, 2014
North Carolina State University says that a professor there will apologize to his students for making "an offensive statement in jest." A statement from the university says that "the professor realizes that his statement devalued the heritage of some students and was inappropriate for the classroom or anywhere else on the university's campus." Further, the department head will meet with any concerned students.
November 12, 2014
The last academic year has been a difficult one for those seeking jobs in the field of religion. A joint report by the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature -- released Tuesday -- found that 452 positions were listed with the two organizations during the 2013-14 academic year, down from 548 the year before. While not all religion faculty jobs are listed with the two groups, their listings are considered a good general measure of the health of the academic job market.
November 11, 2014
A thief took 55 Apple laptops from the library at the University of California at Los Angeles this weekend, The Los Angeles Times reported. The thief smashed a window at 2:26 a.m. Saturday and appeared to know where he was going to find numerous laptops. The man filmed taking the laptops was wearing UCLA sweatpants. UCLA released the photo below, showing the suspect rolling out a suitcase of laptops.
November 11, 2014
University leaders in Norway are working against a government plan to force them to charge tuition to students from outside the European Union, News in English Norway reported. Tuition is free in Norway -- for Norwegians and others -- but the new government has adopted a budget that assumes charges of about $15,000 for those outside the European Union. Norwegian academics note that when Sweden started charging foreign students, its foreign enrollments fell.
November 11, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Joseph Rubin, a microbiologist at the University of Saskatchewan, discusses microscopic pathogens. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
November 11, 2014
Last fall, San Jose State University students were outraged to learn that a black student was taunted for months in his dormitory room. The university pledged to do more to create a racially inclusive environment and to respond promptly to incidents of bigotry or harassment.

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