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 6, 2014
New scores will be added and some parts of the test will be tweaked.
June 6, 2014
More than half (53 percent) of grandparents are saving for their grandchildren's college costs, or plan to start saving, according to research released Thursday by Fidelity. And 90 percent reported that, if asked, they would be likely to make a financial contribution to their grandchildren's college costs. A majority of grandparents are also talking to both their children and grandchildren about college savings.
June 6, 2014
The Anderson Graduate School of Management is "inhospitable" to female faculty members, according to an internal report, The Wall Street Journal reported. The report noted that only 18 percent of tenured or tenure-track faculty members are women. The report found that the business school creates "gender ghettos" for women in some fields, showing a "lack of confidence" for them elsewhere.
June 6, 2014
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetry Fund, withdrew as graduation speaker at Smith College this year as some students protested the organization she leads. But she is scheduled to get an honorary degree on Monday -- but not from Smith. She will receive one from Université de Montréal. A spokesman there said that the event was planned before the Smith controversy, and that no one has objected.  
June 6, 2014
Editorial board members of the journal Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation are furious about their publisher, Taylor & Francis, for delaying publication of and changing a special issue about the damage done to scholarship by for-profit publishers, Times Higher Education reported. Some board members may quit. The publisher notes that the pieces, in some form, were eventually published.  
June 5, 2014
While majority of members who voted backed measure, it didn't receive the required minimum to set official policy.
June 5, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Jeremy Mould, professor of astrophysics and supercomputers at the Swinburne Institute of Technology, observes that gravity has remained unchanged for billions of years. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
June 5, 2014
Florida State College at Jacksonville is starting a bachelor of applied science program in logistics. Frostburg State University is staring an online master of science in nursing program. Gwynedd Mercy University is starting a doctor of nursing practice degree.

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