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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September 12, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Susan Meschwitz, assistant professor of chemistry at Salve Regina University, explains the health benefits of honey. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
September 11, 2014
Scott Dalrymple, the new president of Columbia College in Missouri, is marking his forthcoming inaugural in an unusual way. He is organizing a student match on the popular sports video game Madden NFL. Then he will play the winner, and if the student wins, Dalrymple will pay for all of his or her textbooks for a year. Dalrymple issued his challenge in the video below, which moves quickly from "Pomp and Circumstance" to trash-talking about teams that the president (a Buffalo Bills fan) does not favor.  
September 11, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Chris Adami, professor of physics and astronomy, and of microbiology and molecular genetics at Michigan State University, discusses his work to improve upon Stephen Hawking’s landmark theories about the universe. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
September 11, 2014
Thirty-eight students at Olivet College have been treated at local hospitals in the last two days for symptoms such as nausea, headaches and dizziness, The Lansing State Journal reported. The college has also evacuated a dormitory in which 35 of the students lived. The college is testing for elevated levels of carbon monoxide. (Note: This item has been corrected based on information provided by the college.)
September 11, 2014
In a new level of collaboration, the Five College Consortium will soon begin construction of a 2.5-million-volume library annex that will provide shelving to supplement the capacities of the on-campus libraries. The consortium's members are Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  
September 11, 2014
The University of South Carolina Upstate, under legislative pressure, in April called off a planned appearance by a lesbian humorist.
September 10, 2014
Trustees of the California State University System warned Tuesday that, if the system doesn't get enough state funds, it could be forced to admit only transfer students, The Los Angles Times reported. As more students attend community colleges and qualify for Cal State admission, trustees said, the system is squeezed in its ability to admit freshmen, and that pressure could increase without more state funding.  
September 10, 2014
College of Saint Rose is starting a bachelor of science in environmental science. Columbia University is starting a master's program in healthcare administration. George Fox University is starting a master of social work program.

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