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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October 21, 2013
Ernesto Perez, the CEO of Dade Medical College, a Florida for-profit institution, has been charged with perjury and filing false information for failing on various records to indicate that he has a criminal past, The Miami Herald reported. Perez was asked about his background on forms he filled out when he was appointed to the Florida Commission on Independent Education, which oversees for-profit colleges in the state.
October 21, 2013
Authorities have charged Anthony Joseph Mastrippolito, a student at Palm Beach State College, with a series of phone threats to murder the dean of students, The Sun Sentinel reported. A police report cited more than a dozen calls that said things like "I'm going to murder you," and "You're dead. I'm going to kill you." Mastrippolito was reportedly angry over a trespass charge related to previous harassing calls.
October 21, 2013
Tuskegee University on Saturday announced the resignation, effective immediately, of President Gilbert L. Rochon. The announcement gave no reason for the departure of Rochon, who has been in office three years. Matthew Jenkins, a board member, will serve as interim president. Tuskegee referred questions to an outside public relations company, which declined to comment on the sudden change.  
October 21, 2013
Does starting children in kindergarten when they are older increase odds that they will earn a doctorate?
October 21, 2013
Cricket -- a sport popular in Britain and the countries that were once ruled by Britain -- is growing on American campuses, The Boston Globe reported. The first American college championship of club teams took place in 2009, with five teams. Now there are 70 such teams.
October 21, 2013
The University of St. Thomas, in Minnesota, is facing fallout from a series of allegations about sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. The abuse is not alleged to have taken place at the university, but St. Thomas has been drawn into the scandal.
October 21, 2013
Many minority faculty members at the University of California at Los Angeles feel that they encounter bias and insensitivity regularly, and that the university is not necessarily committed to resolving their concerns, says a report released by the university last week.  The report was prepared by Carlos Moreno, a former justice of the California Supreme Court, who was assisted by lawyers so that minority faculty members could discuss their concerns without fear of hurting their careers.
October 18, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Gareth Russell of the New Jersey Institute of Technology reassesses the number of endangered tropical bird species. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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