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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April 11, 2013
Voice for Life, an anti-abortion student organization, has won official recognition from the Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins University, reversing an earlier decision that was criticized as punishing the group for its views, The Baltimore Sun reported. The group's planned activities are designed to discourage Hopkins women from having abortions, and to convince those training to become doctors not to perform abortions.
April 11, 2013
North Korea has been warning foreigners to leave South Korea. But early indications are that American students and those leading American programs in South Korea are monitoring developments, but not changing their plans.
April 11, 2013
Boston University has demonstrated the success of "holistic" admissions for medical school, according an analysis published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Under such admissions, grades and test scores aren't accorded the same dominant role they have traditionally played in admissions decisions, and factors such as empathy, strength of character and cultural sensitivity receive more attention. At BU's medical school, such a policy was adopted in 2009.
April 10, 2013
Students, faculty members and some alumni have been raising objections to the selection of Kerry Healey as the next president of Babson College, The Boston Globe reported. Questions have been raised about selecting someone without leadership experience in higher education or who is seen as having entrepreneurial experience appropriate for the business-focused college.
April 10, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Aron Barbey of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign explains efforts to determine if emotional intelligence has a specific location in the brain. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 10, 2013
The job market for communication faculty members may be better now than it was before the economic downturn that started in 2008. The National Communication Association on Tuesday released data showing that it had listed 661 positions in its publications during 2012. That's up from 534 in 2011, 438 in 2010, and 351 in 2009. In 2008 (when most postings came before the economic downturn started in the fall), there were 597 listings.
April 10, 2013
Seven full-time faculty members -- most of them off the tenure track but including one tenured professor -- have received layoff notices, The Bangor Daily News reported. Faculty union leaders said that the university is eliminating jobs as a tactic in contract negotiations, which have been going on without progress since a contract expired in 2011. The university's spokesman said that the layoffs were needed for budgetary reasons.
April 10, 2013
Fifteen people were stabbed by a studentat Lone Star College's CyFair campus Tuesday, The Houston Chronicle reported. The college closed the campus for the day after the late morning stabbings. The seriousness of the injuries varied, and some of those attacked are hospitalized.

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