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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May 16, 2014
The University of Saskatchewan, facing widespread criticism for firing a dean who disagreed on the university's strategy, has announced that he can hold on to a tenured faculty job. Many academics were outraged that the dean lost not only his administrator's job but his faculty job as well. Now the university says that was never the intent.
May 16, 2014
New York University provides a subsidized apartment to Henry Louis Gates Jr. even though he teaches at Harvard University, not NYU, The New York Post reported. Gates told the Post that he has served as an adviser to NYU President John Sexton, and has given a few free talks and NYU over the years. He also said that Sexton has made clear he would love to recruit Gates someday. 
May 16, 2014
Connecticut's Board of Regents for Higher Education is "deeply dismayed" at the recent promotion of Ravi Shankar, an associate professor at Central Connecticut State University, to the rank of full professor, it said in a statement Thursday. "We believe that faculty and staff must be held to the highest standards inside as well as outside the classroom."
May 16, 2014
Smith College lost its planned commencement speaker, Christine Lagarde, when she withdrew because of criticism of her selection by some who objected to the organization she leads, the International Monetary Fund. Now many Smith professors have signed a statement saying that they agree with Smith's president, Kathleen McCartney, that a commencement invitation does not mean everyone at the college needs to agree with the speaker's politics.
May 15, 2014
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds changes in the brains of college football players -- with and without a history of a concussion, Reuters reported. Compared to men who did not play college football, football players had smaller hippocampuses, a part of the brain critical to memory. Researchers said that the findings could be significant because these changes were found for those finishing college.
May 15, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Peter Turchin, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut, discusses complex mathematical algorithms. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
May 15, 2014
James Kilgore, who is on the verge of losing an adjunct position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, got the chance Wednesday to speak directly to the university's board about his controversial past.
May 15, 2014
Robert Buckingham was fired as dean of the public health school -- and banned from campus -- at the University of Saskatchewan this week because he spoke out publicly against a controversial reorganization plan, CBC News reported.

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