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 9, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Luis Zayas, dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, shares some numbers about the growing number of suicides of female Hispanic teens, and dissects the factors contributing to this troubling trend. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
June 9, 2014
Four faculty members jointly apply to lead a university, offering to share pay and duties -- and suggesting that it's time to narrow the divide between faculty and administration.
June 9, 2014
Koch brothers make major gift to the UNCF, primarily for scholarships -- and some wonder why black college group accepted the money and will give Koch some say in how recipients are selected.
June 9, 2014
The Seattle Police Department has released 911 audio from Thursday afternoon's shooting, which killed a student and injured others, at Seattle Pacific University. Authorities said that they wanted to share the story of the bravery of those who calmly called the police and who subdued the shooter.
June 9, 2014
The Obama administration and some in Congress have fought to kill at nuclear fusion reactor program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, preferring to support other, similar work. But MIT continues to receive federal support for the program. An article in The Boston Globe profiles the lobbying campaign MIT used to overcome long odds of holding on to the program.  
June 9, 2014
In the latest "This Week" audio newscast, the Lumina Foundation's Zakiya Smith and Ralph Kuncl of the University of Redlands discuss divisions among public and private college leaders about limits of federal accountability in higher education, the wisdom of trying to rise in the U.S. News college rankings, and more.
June 9, 2014
A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research points to the financial advantages of letting donors designate where in a large university their money might be used. The study used two groups at Texas A&M University at College Station in which one was sent an appeal for the annual fund, and the other was sent a similar appeal, but with the chance to designate some of their gift to the college they attended within Texas A&M. The researchers found no significant difference in the rates at which donors made any gift.
June 9, 2014
Two websites -- here and here -- have been set up to raise money for Mary-Faith Cerasoli, a homeless adjunct who has been on and off a hunger strike to draw attention to issues facing those off the tenure track. Cerasoli has serious health issues that have many of her supporters worried about her well being, and that prompted the fund-raising drives.  

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