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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July 1, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Geoff Ball, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta, discusses a study of 181 children with obesity -- aged 8 to 17 -- that found that up to a third could be classified as “metabolically healthy." Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
July 1, 2014
Elite male biologists are less likely than other male biology researchers to hire female grad students and postdocs for their labs, study finds.
July 1, 2014
Provost offers praise for faculty member arrested in incident many see as racial profiling. But university denies that it has changed it approach and continues to say her treatment did not violate protocols.
July 1, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the federal government may not require privately held businesses to offer contraceptive coverage that violates the religious beliefs of the owners of these businesses. While there are several lawsuits by religious colleges making cases in some ways similar to Hobby Lobby, the business by which Monday's ruling is known, the ruling was very specific about applying only to certain kinds of for-profit businesses.
June 30, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Volkan Topalli, associate professor of criminal justice and criminology at Georgia State University, profiles the effect that switching government assistance funds from cash to credit cards has on street crime. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
June 30, 2014
A bill passed by Hawaii legislators but not yet signed or vetoed by the governor has prompted two members to quit the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, the Associated Press reported. The regents said that they were not opposed to transparency or some financial reporting, but that the bill would make their personal financial information public in a way they found inappropriate.
June 30, 2014
The American Legislative Exchange Council, a group known by its acronym ALEC that drafts model state legislation that is frequently used by conservative legislators, has its eye on higher education. Draft legislation that will be considered at ALEC's annual meeting would require all public four-year institutions to offer a $10,000 degree and would require that 10 percent of all degrees be awarded through this model.
June 30, 2014
Iowa Supreme Court rules that chiropractic college cannot reject a student's request to meet requirements for analyzing X-rays through a reader.
June 30, 2014
More than half of the students at Martin Community College have signed a petition calling for the ouster of President Ann Britt, WNCT News reported. The students say that the president has denied their funding requests, and has decided by herself on spending that should be focused on student needs. Both the college's board and the North Carolina community college board reported receiving complaints about Britt, and said that they were investigating them.
June 30, 2014
Video showing Arizona State police arrest of a faculty member stemming from jaywalking incident provokes outrage.

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