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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August 7, 2014
The Illinois conference of the American Association of University Professors issued a statement Wednesday about the way the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign backed away from hiring Steven Salaita, who had been expected to take up a position in the American Indian studies program this month.
August 7, 2014
The University of Oregon announced Wednesday that its president, Michael Gottfredson, was resigning, effective today, The Oregonian reported. He has been in office for only two years. While the move is being described as a resignation, the newspaper noted that it had "telltale signs of a forced departure: Gottfredson does not have a new job lined up, it was announced the day before it takes effect, and he cites spending more time with family as a key motive."
August 6, 2014
New research from professors at Florida State and Vanderbilt Universities questions the assumption that minority students will be less likely to graduate at minority-serving than at predominantly white institutions. The study acknowledges graduation rates are lower, on average, for black students at historically black colleges and universities and Latino students Hispanic-serving institutions than for the same groups at other colleges and universities.
August 6, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Radu Sporea, an engineer at the University of Surrey, discusses the potential obstacles to harnessing the full potential of solar power. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
August 6, 2014
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Mount St. Mary's College (California) Marie Seitz, nursing University of Portland Andrew Golla, drama Christin Hancock, history Patrick Murphy, music Craig Swinyard, mathematics Eugene Urnezius, chemistry Yeshiva University
August 6, 2014
Professor whose writings have angered many was offered job at U. of Illinois, pending formal board approval. He didn't get it. Is he being punished for his views? His tone? Both? 
August 6, 2014
Authorities have charged Robert Walmsley of stealing $110,000 from his former employer, Framingham State University, Boston.com reported. Walmsley allegedly used a university issued card to purchase prepaid Visa gift cards and then used those to buy drugs or to get cash. Before being dismissed, he worked in the university's alumni affairs and development office.  
August 6, 2014
The College of Charleston has fired Doug Wojcik as head men's basketball coach amid investigations into allegations that he was verbally and physically abusive to players, The Charleston Post and Courier reported. The coach has denied the allegation. The college fired him "for cause," meaning that it will try not to pay the $1.2 million Wojcik would be owed for the last three years of his contract.  

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