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 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Maurizio Porfiri of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University reveals how robotic fish can be used to influence the movement of schools of fish. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
August 3, 2012
Providence College has started a master's program in urban teaching. Saint Martin's University is starting a master of mechanical engineering degree. School of Visual Arts is starting an M.F.A. with an emphasis on visual narrative.
August 2, 2012
The Canadian government is planning to tighten visa rules for foreign students, Postmedia News reported. New rules will seek to prevent people from arriving in Canada on a student visa and then seeking full-time work while not actually enrolling anywhere. Other rules will seek to prevent the issuing of student visas for those planning to enroll at substandard institutions.  
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.  

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