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 2, 2012
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor and former California governor, is working with the University of Southern California to create a think tank that will seek bipartisan policies on environmental protection, the economy and other public policy issues, The Los Angeles Times reported.
August 2, 2012
A new survey by the National Consumer Law Center seeks to focus on the characteristics of students who default on their loans. Among the findings: 80 percent are unemployed. 85 percent receive public assistance. Nearly 65 percent attended one or more for­-profit institutions. Only 47 percent completed their education.  
August 2, 2012
Ralph Wager, a former soccer coach at Catawba College, has been indicated on charges of sexually abusing a boy in 1987 and 1989, when the alleged victim was 9 and 11 years old and was involved in a sports activity on the campus, The Charlotte Observer reported. Authorities believe that some of the abuse took place in a house and office on the campus, and that college officials at the time responded by restricting Wager's access to a pool.
August 2, 2012
Earlham College announced Wednesday that it has called off plans to have Jonah Lehrer be the featured speaker at this year's new student convocation. Lehrer recently admitted that he fabricated some quotes in his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. Greg Mahler, academic dean at the college, said he was "saddened" by the scandal.
August 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Jack Tuszynski of the University of Alberta explores the physical process that allows the brain to store and retrieve memories. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
August 1, 2012
In the wake of a federal investigation, Xavier University in Ohio has agreed to reform its procedures for dealing with complaints of sexual harassment and assault, Cincinnati.com reported. The investigation was prompted by complaints from two female students who said that a male student was twice allowed to stay on campus after being found responsible for sexual assaults.
August 1, 2012
John Pike, the police officer who used pepper spray last year on students who were protesting peacefully at the University of California at Davis, is no longer employed by the university, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. He was suspended with pay after the incident. A Davis spokesman confirmed that Pike's last day of employment was July 31, but declined to comment further. Pike could not be reached for comment.  
August 1, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Gert Lanckriet of the University of California at San Diego explains efforts to create a search engine for music. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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