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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July 18, 2012
A special board that oversees Israeli higher education on the West Bank on Tuesday granted university status to the Ariel University Center, Haaretz reported. The action overruled the decision this month of the body that typically would recommend on granting university status, and which opted not to.
July 18, 2012
New study suggests that if Supreme Court bars consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions, consequences could be significant in graduate education.
July 18, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Joe MacGregor of the University of Texas at Austin explains the mechanics of the fracturing currently plaguing the ice sheet of Antarctica. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 17, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Carl Rubino of Hamilton College explains why the Star Wars series is attracting a whole new generation of fans. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
July 17, 2012
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Denison University Brenda Boyle, English HyeKyung Lee, music Jonathan Walley, cinema Lina Yoo, biology Norwich University
July 17, 2012
Students at the new university being created in Singapore by Yale University and the National University of Singapore will not be permitted to hold protests or to form political groups, the new president of the institution told The Wall Street Journal. Pericles Lewis, the new president, said that despite these limits, students "are going to be totally free to express their views." The new university has been controversial, in part because of Yale faculty concerns over Singapore's less than
July 17, 2012
Swiss universities are reporting declines in applications from students in other European countries, The Local reported. The Swiss franc is performing well against the Euro, and tuition is up at many Swiss universities, while some European countries do not charge tuition.
July 16, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Susan Levine of the University of Chicago reveals the long-term advantages of playing with puzzles at an early age. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 16, 2012
Faculty members at Lebanese University are questioning the creation of new departments to study Persian and Turkish languages, The Daily Star reported. The administration created the programs, citing the values of language study. But faculty members say that the administration ignored the faculty role in creating new academic programs. Further, some professors are concerned about the political implications.
July 16, 2012
Is one of the most academically rigorous universities in the United States really lacking in institutional control of athletics?

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