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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March 6, 2013
A donor to the law school at Georgetown University is suing to get millions in gifts refunded, The Dallas Morning News reported. According to the suit, on which Georgetown is not commenting, the gifts were supposed to result in a fitness center named for the donor, Scott K. Ginsburg.
March 6, 2013
Authorities are unsure of whether someone dressed in Ku Klux Klan garb was walking near the Afrikan Heritage House at Oberlin College, The New York Times reported. The report that someone in a Klan-style robe was walking on campus, following various other incidents of hate speech on the campus, led Oberlin to call off classes for a day. But police officers said that they have not been able to confirm the Klan report.
March 5, 2013
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Albright College Kate Lehman, English Bowdoin College Sarah Conly, philosophy Mark Foster, English Doris Santoro, education Jill Smith, German Denison University
March 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Laura Mickes of the University of Warwick explores why it’s often easy to remember a friend’s Facebook status but hard to remember a profound literary quote. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 5, 2013
University officials consider challenges to campuses in other countries -- including MOOCs, the wrong kind of oversight, no oversight, shifting student demands and (when asked about it) lack of academic freedom.
March 5, 2013
Edwin Mellen Press is dropping a wildly unpopular libel lawsuit against a university librarian, CBC News reported. Mellen sued Dale Askey, associate university librarian at McMaster University in Ontario, where he’s been working since 2011, over a blog post he wrote in August 2010, when he was at Kansas State University, that was highly critical of Mellen. The press says that it wants to focus on its authors and books and so is dropping the suit.
March 5, 2013
The University of Chicago has placed two employees on administrative leave and started an investigation into the actions of a police officer who posed as a protester during a protest over the university hospital's policies on trauma care, The Chicago Tribune reported. Robert Zimmer, president of the university, said that that strategy of posing as a protester was "totally antithetical" to the university's values.  
March 4, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Kristin Bluemel of Monmouth University explains the appeal of early 20th-century books illustrated by female engravers. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  

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