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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August 11, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Alyssa Crittenden, an anthropologist at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, compares the bacteria living inside an indigenous African tribe with that of an urban dwelling control group to study the differences. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
August 11, 2014
An agreement between the City University of New York, the Professional Staff Congress (its faculty union) and state and city officials has provided a long-term financing plan for providing health insurance for CUNY adjunct instructors. Through the union's contract negotiations with CUNY, funds were provided to the union's Welfare Fund in the past, but the fund has been unable to keep up as more adjuncts were hired, and both faculty and university leaders have feared that the adjuncts could lose coverage.
August 11, 2014
This year, for the first time, a majority of students in the U.S. public schools will not be white, the Associated Press reported. The AP noted that projected enrollments from the National Center for Education Statistics for the coming year and for five years later show that the white share of enrollment will continue to shrink. Public School Enrollment Projections, by Race
August 11, 2014
Following the third killing of a Chinese graduate student in the last two years, the University of Southern California is stepping up security efforts, The Los Angeles Times reported. The university will require safety training for all international students, and will instruct campus police about international students and their cultures.
August 11, 2014
Research finds that, starting with those born in the 1970s, people with college degrees are more likely than others to have religious identification.
August 11, 2014
The American University of Iraq at Sulaimani is located in the region of the country that is under the control of a Kurdish government, which has until recently been relatively free of the strife present in much of the rest of Iraq. In the last week, however, the forces of the ISIS group (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) have launched attacks in the Kurdish region, although not near the university.
August 11, 2014
The clashes between Israel and Hamas over the last month have left colleges and universities considering whether to bring students and faculty members there home. Institutions will face a new set of decisions with students about to depart for the region.
August 11, 2014
In the latest "This Week" news podcast, Donna Lopiano of Sports Management Resources and Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman join the moderator Casey Green to analyze a new governance structure that gives the most powerful conferences in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I more autonomy to set their own rules -- and the implications for all of college sports.

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