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 29, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Angie Willey of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst discusses the assumptions behind current interpretations of how biology influences monogamy and pair bonding. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
July 29, 2013
Legislation signed into law Friday would end the practice in North Carolina of awarding raises to public school teachers who earn master's degrees, The Wall Street Journal reported. The article said that North Carolina is believed to be the first state to end the practice of automatic raises. The prospect of such raises has traditionally been a key factor in encouraging many teachers to enroll for master's degrees in schools of education.
July 29, 2013
Palmetto Family, a conservative religious group, is questioning the choice of the College of Charleston to have this fall's freshmen read the memoir Fun Home, The Post and Courier reported.
July 29, 2013
Dartmouth College, long known as a place where heavy drinking was central to social life, appears to be making significant progress in reducing dangerous levels of drinking, The Boston Globe reported. A series of reforms -- many of them involving undergraduates -- have been put in place. For example, undergraduates who have not been drinking play a key role in monitoring parties.
July 29, 2013
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is about to end his tenure as Iran's president, will be starting a university, Bloomberg reported. The university, which will focus on graduate education, will be located in Teheran.  
July 29, 2013
Willamette University has evicted Sigma Chi from its fraternity house in the wake of an investigation of Facebook posts by members, The Statesman Journal reported. In May, an anonymous blog posted the fraternity house's private Facebook page, with notes making sexually derogatory comments about female students and faculty members. The comments outraged many on the campus.  
July 29, 2013
Alumni and students of the Charleston School of Law are angry over rumors that the for-profit law school will be sold to the InfiLaw System, which operates three other for-profit law schools, The Post and Courier reported.
July 29, 2013
A federal judge on Friday approved a $5 million settlement between Chester Career College (over charges related to when it was called Richmond School of Health and Technology) and the for-profit's former students, the Associated Press reported The suit alleged that the school specifically recruited low-income students, who then borrowed money and didn't get much of an education at all.
July 29, 2013
In theory, colleges aren't supposed to recruit applicants who have put down deposits elsewhere. But some do.
July 29, 2013
U. of California board -- responding to 2006 Supreme Court ruling -- codifies the right of professors to offer views on any policy or action of the university.

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