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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June 20, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Helena Laroche, assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Iowa, explains how she made some changes to the menu during selected sporting events and studied the results. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
June 20, 2014
Several hundred political scientists have signed a petition urging the American Political Science Association to change the traditional time for its annual meeting: Labor Day weekend. The petition notes that this time is difficult for some political scientists because their courses are just starting, and that the schedule is "family unfriendly" for parents helping their children get started at their schools and colleges.
June 20, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously that a community college employee had First Amendment protection when he testified under oath about an Alabama legislator's no-show job.
June 20, 2014
Southern New Hampshire University, known for its online and competency-based programs, but which also has traditional campus-based offerings, is in merger talks with the New Hampshire Institute of Art, a private, bachelor's granting arts college, The Manchester Union Leader reported.
June 20, 2014
Several buildings sustained damage when a tornado struck the University of Wisconsin at Platteville Monday evening. There were no fatalities or serious injuries, but damage assessment is continuing. University officials said that they were committed to being open on time for students who arrive in the fall.
June 19, 2014
The CEO and two other senior officials of the Harvard Management Co., Harvard University's investment arm, are leaving their jobs or plan to do so soon, following years of disappointing investment returns, Bloomberg reported. For the five years ending June 30, 2013, Harvard saw average returns of 1.7 percent, compared to 6.8 percent at Columbia University and 5.4 percent at the University of Pennsylvania.
June 19, 2014
Northwestern University's law school this spring expelled a student -- months from graduation -- who is a felon who has been convicted for falsely impersonating a lawyer, The Chicago Tribune reported. The student who was kicked out then sued the university, although a settlement appears to have been reached. Northwestern faulted the student for failing to disclose his past, and said that he was an "undesirable" candidate to become a lawyer.
June 19, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Nathaniel Dominy, associate professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College, discusses his research on an evolutionary understanding of how humans and other primates eat. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
June 19, 2014
Hampshire becomes only competitive college in the country that will not look at SAT or ACT scores.
June 19, 2014
Thomas Jefferson University on Wednesday announced a $110 million gift for its medical college from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation. The medical college will now be named for Kimmel, a philanthropist who has focused his giving on Philadelphia-area institutions.  

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