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 3, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Kelly Benoit-Bird of Oregon State University explains why safety marine prey species do not always find safety in numbers. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 3, 2013
A new survey has found that 17 percent of college athletes in Division I responded to survey questions in ways consistent with depression. Only 8 percent of former Division I athletes had the same scores on the survey. The researchers said that when they started their project, they assumed they would find higher levels of depression in the former athletes than the current ones. The findings were published in the journal Sports Health.
April 3, 2013
Video obtained by ESPN shows basketball coach kicking players, hurling balls at their heads and using anti-gay slurs. University briefly suspended coach in December, but didn't take further action until the video became public
April 3, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security has selected seven colleges for a "Campus Resilience Pilot Program," designed to explore new ways to help colleges prevent emergencies and respond to those that occur. The colleges are:
April 3, 2013
On his television show Monday, the Rev. Pat Robertson responded to a viewer question about why miracles seemed more likely in Africa than in the United States. His answer? "Those people overseas didn't go to Ivy League schools." Robertson went on to say that at our "most advanced schools, we have been inundated with skepticism and secularism," while those in Africa are taught to believe in miracles.  
April 3, 2013
The American Association of University Professors on Tuesday issued a statement calling on colleges not to deal with new health-care requirements by cutting adjunct hours. A number of colleges have done so, seeking to keep adjuncts below the minimum levels at which employers are required to provide health coverage. The AAUP statement outlines what it considers to be fair ways to calculate adjunct work (stressing the planning and grading that takes place outside of class time).
April 2, 2013
President Obama will today announce a $100 million initiative to invent and improve technologies to understand the brain, The New York Times reported. Officials are comparing the effort's ambition and potential impact to that of the Human Genome Project. Part of the plan is to require study of the ethical implications of the new technologies and new research that could be enabled.  
April 2, 2013
Huajun Zhao, an associate researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been charged with economic espionage, accused of stealing research data and materials for a cancer-fighting compound, The Milwaukee Journal reported. Zhao was arrested Saturday and remains held without bail.

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