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 14, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Phillip Sponenberg, professor of pathology and genetics at Virginia Tech, fills us in on one of the Internet's favorite animal oddities: the fainting goat. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
May 14, 2014
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:
May 14, 2014
Lawsuit accuses Common Application of violating antitrust law by pressuring colleges into adopting certain policies. Admissions experts are split on whether the charge has validity.
May 14, 2014
A few colleges have urged this year's graduates not to take selfies during commencement. But at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Sunday, Chancellor Joe Gow took a selfie during each of two commencement ceremonies, saying he wanted to send it to his mother for Mother's Day. "I don't have any issues with students having fun at commencement time," he said.
May 14, 2014
The University of South Carolina Upstate in April called off a scheduled comic performance about lesbian life -- amid intense legislative criticism of a public university holding such an event (which was part of a larger program on gay and lesbian studies).
May 14, 2014
Haverford College announced Tuesday that Robert Birgeneau, the former chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, had decided not to deliver the commencement address there. Some students had objected because of the way Berkeley campus police responded to some protests while Birgeneau was chancellor. Critics said that nonviolent protesters were treated much more roughly than was appropriate.
May 13, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Yehuda Ben-Shahar, assistant professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis, explains the role of RNA. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  


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