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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March 15, 2013
More than a dozen cases of mumps have been reported at Loyola University Maryland in the last month, The Baltimore Sun reported. The mumps vaccine has largely removed mumps as a common health problem in the United States, but when outbreaks have broken out, college campuses have been places where mumps can spread quickly.
March 15, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, A. David Lewis of Merrimack College explores what the depiction of the afterlife in comic books says about how we view human nature. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 15, 2013
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2013:
March 15, 2013
Friends of Kholood Eid, a graduate student at the University of Missouri at Columbia, called her and asked why her photograph was in an advertisement they saw at the St. Louis airport for Webster University's M.B.A. program. Eid earned an undergraduate degree from Webster and -- as she told The Riverfront Times -- she remembers the university taking her photograph sometime before graduation.
March 15, 2013
As has become common in recent years, some Republicans in Congress are trying to kill the National Science Foundation's support for political science research.
March 14, 2013
Officials in New York State have drafted plans to spin off the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering from the State University of New York at Albany, The Albany Times Union reported. The plan would make the nanoscale college its own specialized college, much like SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The nanoscale college has been a major research success for SUNY, attracting considerable industry support.
March 14, 2013
New research at York University in Canada both confirms and extends the concerns of many faculty members about laptop use in class. The research found that undergraduates who multitask on laptops comprehend less of what has been covered in a lecture than do other students. That part is unlikely to surprise most professors. But the study also examined students who were taking notes -- with some students sitting next to those who were multitasking on their laptops.

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