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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October 8, 2014
Three researchers were this morning named winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy." The winners are: Eric Betzig of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stefan W. Helll of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and the German Cancer Research Center, and William E. Moerner of Stanford University.    
October 8, 2014
Many public colleges and universities in Virginia and other states that have had bans on same-sex marriage or benefits for same-sex couples have been blocked by state officials from offering benefits to same-sex couples. The day after the Supreme Court effectively killed many of those state bans, including one in Virginia, the University of Virginia announced a change in its policies. University employees who have same-sex marriages that were performed outside the state are immediately eligible to have their partners covered.
October 8, 2014
Ellucian, a major higher education technology company, announced Tuesday that its new president and CEO is Jeff Ray, who previously was CEO of the tech companies Ventyx and DS Solid Works. He succeeds John F. Speer III. who is now Ellucian's board chair.
October 8, 2014
Scripps College, citing the columnist's controversial piece expressing doubt about sexual assaults on campus, revokes invitation for him to speak at lecture series focused on conservative thinkers.
October 7, 2014
The University of California at San Francisco -- a leading medical institution -- is about to start a massive open online course about abortion. The MOOC is believed to be the first to focus on the topic. "Despite its universality, abortion remains controversial and inaccessible for many women. Both the clinical and public health contexts of abortion are often excluded from curricula in medicine, nursing, and other health professions," says the course description.
October 7, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Feilin Hsiao, assistant professor of music at the University of the Pacific, discusses his work with Cochlear implants to engage the hearing impaired musically. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 7, 2014
Three professors this morning were named winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.” The winners are Isamu Akasaki of Meijo University and Nagoya University, in Japan; Hiroshi Amano of Nagoya University; and Shuji Nakamura of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Details on the winners and their research may be found here.    
October 7, 2014
Manhattan College is starting a new master's program in mathematics and a bachelor's-master's combined program in mathematics.

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