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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December 21, 2012
Carnegie Mellon police officers reported to Pittsburgh authorities that a threat had been made against Jared Cohon, the university's president, leading to 24-hour police presence at his home, The Tribune-Review reported. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Inspector, which investigates crimes committed through the mail, said that the agency is assisting in the investigation.  
December 21, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Connie Shemo of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh explains the connection between the women’s foreign mission movement of the early twentieth century and two pioneering female doctors. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
December 21, 2012
Bobby Ukrop, a longtime supporter and trustee of the University of Richmond has quit the board amid debate over the institution's plan to replace soccer and track teams with lacrosse, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. He resigned after the board refused to reconsider the decision.  
December 21, 2012
Official statistics from the National Collegiate Athletic Association suggest that steroid use is rare in college athletics. But an Associated Press investigation has found that many football players routinely gain 30 pounds or more of muscle a year, without any skepticism from their teams about possible steroid use.
December 20, 2012
Reports of sexual assaults at the three U.S. military academies are up 23 percent this year, the Associated Press reported. Nearly half of the 80 reported cases involved victims who sought medical assistance but who did not seek investigations of the incidents.
December 20, 2012
The board of the District of Columbia voted Wednesday to fire Allen L. Sessoms as president, The Washington Post reported. A statement read by the board chair said that the trustees decided to go "in a different direction," but did not provide details. During the four years Sessoms was president, he helped create the university's community college -- a step many have said was long overdue for Washington.
December 20, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Ian Kaplan of Purdue University explores the complex ecological and biological relationship between predators and their prey. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
December 20, 2012
Professor's anti-NRA tweet sets off debate about the gun lobby, violence, metaphors and academic freedom.
December 20, 2012
Scientists in Spain have been holding protests all week over cuts to research budgets, Nature reported. Government spending on science has been cut by 39 percent since 2009. In Madrid, scientists released balloons to symbolize the departure of talent from the country.  
December 20, 2012
Stanford University Press has started inviting authors to donate some or all of their royalties to a new fund with the goal of publishing more books by younger scholars. Alan Harvey, director of the press, said a few thousand dollars has been raised so far, and that more is likely -- especially when authors of some of the most popular books join the program.

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