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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April 25, 2013
Drexel University is starting a master of science degree in museum leadership. Philadelphia University is starting a master of science program in global fashion enterprise.
April 25, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Hans Larsson of McGill University discusses the evolutionary pressures that influenced the development of flight in birds. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
April 25, 2013
Only 28 percent of students at Taiwan's universities say that they interact with faculty members, and only 36 percent participate in class discussions, according to a new study, Taipei Times reported. The study comes at a time that some educators in the country want to encourage students to move beyond memorization to a more active concept of learning. Professors are being urged to ask more open-ended questions in class, so students would be less fearful of having an incorrect answer.  
April 25, 2013
A new law in Washington State, requiring that all statutes be converted to gender-neutral language, has led to the elimination of all "freshmen," (at least as an official term), Reuters reported. From now on, they will legally be "first-year students."  
April 25, 2013
New study suggests that the reasons students seek a higher education can have a big impact on their grades and likelihood of staying enrolled.
April 25, 2013
The University of Texas Investment Management Co., which has attracted attention for its major purchases of gold, is shifting strategy a bit, Bloomberg reported. With gold prices falling, the Texas fund sold $375 million in gold bars (from a total of what had been $1.4 billion in such holdings) and used the proceeds to buy gold futures and equities.
April 24, 2013
Dartmouth College has called off classes for today to discuss the college's "commitment to fostering debate that promotes respect for individuals, civil and engaged discourse, and the value of diverse opinions." A series of programs, featuring faculty members and a diversity and social justice consultant, will be held.
April 24, 2013
Four men have been charged with hazing in the drowning deaths in the Appomattox River of two freshmen at Virginia State University, The Richmond Times Dispatch reported. Two of the men charged are also Virginia State students. The students were apparently completing an initiation for "Men of Honor," an unrecognized student group.

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