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 8, 2014
Pasadena City College announced Thursday that Mark W. Rocha will be quitting as president at the end of the month, The Los Angeles Times reported. Rocha said in a statement that he wanted to spend more time with his family, and to return to teaching and research. His tenure at Pasadena has been controversial. Faculty members have said that he has left them out of key decisions.
August 8, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Michelle Hersh, an assistant professor of biology at Sarah Lawrence College, discusses the unlikely relationship between ticks and white-footed mice. Though these ticks carry Lyme disease, the population of white-footed mice appears to be unharmed. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.      
August 8, 2014
Princeton faculty panel urges end to limit on A-range grades. Wellesley professors publish journal article on unintended negative consequences of strict rules to combat grade inflation.
August 8, 2014
Iowa State University will no longer hold the Veishea student festival each spring, President Steven Leath announced Thursday. Veishea is a mix of officially sponsored parties and events, and unofficial events that in many years have turned into riots featuring significant numbers of arrests, injuries and property damage. Leath acted based on the recommendations of a task force he appointed to consider what to do about the event.
August 8, 2014
The University of Colorado at Boulder has moved to fire a tenured philosophy professor, David Barnett, saying that he retaliated against a graduate student who reported that another graduate student had sexually assaulted her, The Daily Camera reported. The victim accused Barnett of preparing a report that depicted her as "sexually promiscuous," and saying that she made up the allegations.
August 8, 2014
Updates and new developments on tensions on American campuses over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:
August 7, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Dan Jurafsky, a linguist at Stanford University, discusses some common tropes present in many online reviews. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 7, 2014
Study questions idea that going to the most competitive college one can get into increases odds of completion.
August 7, 2014
A lawsuit filed in a state court is raising awkward questions about the Louisiana State University Alumni Association. The Times-Picayune reported that the suit is by a woman who says she had an affair with Charlie Roberts, president and CEO of the association. The suit says the affair started before he hired her. Later, the suit charges, board members found out about the relationship and said that either Roberts had to quit or she did.
August 7, 2014
The Illinois conference of the American Association of University Professors issued a statement Wednesday about the way the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign backed away from hiring Steven Salaita, who had been expected to take up a

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