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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May 23, 2014
Ben Sasse, who recently won the Republican primary in Nebraska to run for U.S. Senate, announced Thursday that he is resigning as president, effective at the end of the calendar year. A press release from the university praised Sasse for leading a financial recovery at the university, where he became president in 2009.
May 23, 2014
Rollins College announced Thursday that Lewis Duncan would be stepping down after 10 years as president and that the transition would happen next month. The announcement said that the board has "every confidence" in the college's "strategic direction." The faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences recently wrote to board members to express concern about Duncan's leadership.
May 23, 2014
A donor and Georgetown University Law School have dropped dueling lawsuits, Legal Times reported. The donor, Scott Ginsburg, sued last year, charging that the law school had broken a pledge to reward his multimillion-dollar gifts by naming a building after him.
May 23, 2014
Police in Northern Ireland are now demanding full access to an oral history collection at Boston College featuring interviews with key players in the turmoil there between the Irish Republican Army and British authorities, Boston.com reported. The interviews have been the subject of years of litigation, in which scholars said that they should remain confidential and the British and U.S.
May 23, 2014
New research from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana finds that family debt can be a negative factor in determining whether students will graduate. But the study -- by Min Zhan, a social work professor, and Deirdre Lanesskog, a doctoral student -- found that the negative impact was far more powerful for black students.
May 23, 2014
American University is starting a master of arts in game design. Bethel College is starting an undergraduate major in applied politics. Endicott University is starting a Ph.D. program in applied behavior analysis.
May 22, 2014
The University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors on Wednesday announced that it had fired Ilene Busch-Vishniac as president, although she can take a faculty position in engineering. The board's action followed the controversial dismissal by the university of its public health dean for disagreeing in public with a reorganization plan pushed by Busch-Vishniac.
May 22, 2014
Harvard faculty survey finds that institution has made significant progress in providing female professors with mentors. But when it comes to caring for children or the chores, gender gap is significant.

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