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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November 4, 2014
The British Columbia Law Society, reversing an earlier decision, has revoked recognition of the new law school at Trinity Western University, The Globe and Mail reported. At issue is Trinity Western's ban on students and faculty members having sexual relationships outside of heterosexual marriage. Critics say that the policy violates principles of equal rights for gay people.
November 4, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Michele Gelfand, a professor of psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park, discusses American regionalism and politics. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 4, 2014
The number of new academic titles in the humanities published in North America increased from 48,597 in 2009 to 51,789 in 2012, according to a new update in the Humanities Indicators, a project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. At the same time, the humanities share of all new academic titles published fell during that time period from 45.1 to 42.9 percent.  
November 3, 2014
Edward Hammond, the former president of Fort Hays State University, who is still doing work for the institution, issued a statement Sunday in which he said he never gave permission for his image and for a quote to be used in a mailing by the campaign of Governor Sam Brownback, a Republican facing a tight re-election battle, the Associated Press reported.
November 3, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Maria Cancian, a professor of public affairs and social work at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, takes a look at the landscape of divorce and custody in modern times. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
November 3, 2014
The comedian Bill Maher says he still plans to address the December commencement at the University of California at Berkeley. Thousands signed a petition calling for the university to rescind the invitation because of statements Maher has made about Islam, and the student group in charge of commencement invites tried to take back its request that he speak. But Nicholas B.
November 3, 2014
Keith Miller, president of Virginia State University since 2010, announced his resignation Friday, amid growing criticism from student groups and others, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. The university has suffered from enrollment drops, lost revenue from those declines and cuts in state support. Many students question how the historically black institution has responded to these challenges.
November 3, 2014
Most black and Latino doctoral students in STEM fields are not earning their degrees within 7 years, and many are leaving their programs, new study finds.

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