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 17, 2015
President will seek big changes in education tax credits, and will propose new taxes on the wealthy and on financial institutions to pay for free community college tuition.  
January 16, 2015
Brigham Young University on Thursday clarified that there are a limited number of cases in which students are permitted to have beards,
January 16, 2015
Likely budget cuts to public higher education in Louisiana could be so deep that they would force the closures of some college campuses, The Times-Picayune reported. The administration of Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican, projects cuts of $200 million to $300 million, but many legislators are predicting even larger cuts. The Times-Picayune noted that $300 million is roughly the size of public support for Louisiana's community and technical college system.
January 16, 2015
A new study in the journal Science offers a new theory for gender gaps in academe. Researchers at Princeton University surveyed faculty members, postdocs and graduate students on whether they believed raw brilliance (as opposed to just hard work) was needed to get ahead in their discipline. In disciplines where there are strong beliefs about brilliance as a key factor to success, the number of women earning doctorates is lower than in other fields.
January 16, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Anthony Bogaert, a psychologist at Brock University, chronicles an often-overlooked section of human sexuality: asexuality. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
January 16, 2015
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees issued a statement Thursday that it will not reconsider its decision to block the hiring of Steven Salaita to a tenured faculty position teaching American Indian studies.
January 16, 2015
Duke U., amid criticism from evangelicals and a security threat, won't allow a Muslim call to prayer from the chapel bell tower.
January 16, 2015
The Faculty Senate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham voted no confidence Thursday in the leadership of President Ray Watts, AL.com reported. Faculty members said Watts had failed to consult them in a much debated decision to eliminate the football program and also in other matters. But just hours after the vote, board members expressed strong support for Watts.

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