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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March 7, 2013
The University of Michigan will today announce a $50 million gift for its graduate program in writing, reported. The gift is believed to be the largest ever for a writing program, and comes at a time that mega-gifts have become much more common for science and business programs than for those in the humanities. The gift is from Helen Zell, a Michigan graduate and longtime supporter of the program.  
March 7, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, David Schuff of Temple University explains how your posts to various social media platforms are making traditional political polls obsolete. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 7, 2013
Budget cuts? Politicians questioning disciplines' "relevance"? It's not just the U.S. But at international education gathering, a business school offers hope to those who value literature and history.
March 7, 2013
A study published Wednesday in PLOS ONE found evidence of brain injuries that could lead to cognitive issues in college football player -- even in cases where the football players did not suffer concussions. The study was based on analysis of players on three college football teams. The injuries -- which did not involve concussions -- were identified with blood tests to show the potential for blood-brain barrier disruption. The danger took place in cases of "repeated sub-concussive events."  
March 7, 2013
An article in New York Magazine explores business relationships between Rob Wile, chief of staff to Rev. Donald Harrington, president of St. John's University (New York), Father Harrington, and the former chair of the university's board. Wile received a loan from the former board chair for a real estate venture he was pursuing with Father Harrington.
March 7, 2013
Several leading corporate scholarship providers are complaining about the rules used by some wealthy colleges for calculating students' expected contributions to their college expenses, Bloomberg reported. Some colleges rescind some or all of their aid offers, and impose minimum student contribution requirements, on those who receive large grants from independent scholarship providers. The colleges' rules, some complain, effectively punish students for winning scholarships.
March 6, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, T. Florian Jaeger reveals how language is universally shaped by the inner workings of the human brain. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  


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