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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July 11, 2013
Remember Susan Patton? She's the 1977 Princeton University alumna and mother of two Princeton (male) students who wrote a letter to the editor of the student paper urging female students to grab husbands while still in college. An uproar ensued but then died down. Well, Patton is coming back -- and with a broader audience in mind.
July 10, 2013
Amherst College spent $19 million on architectural and other expenses for a planned $245 million science building that the college has now decided not to build, The Boston Globe reported. Amherst officials say that they still need and plan to find a way to build a new science facility, but that the planned building was creating too many problems.
July 10, 2013
A number of colleges are currently facing complaints that they do not adequately investigate charges of sexual assault. A male student who was suspended by Saint Joseph's University is suing the Philadelphia institution under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Bloomberg reported.
July 10, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Ryan Sullivan of Carnegie Mellon University explains why California snow is dependent on dust from across the Pacific. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 10, 2013
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Sacred Heart University Joseph Audie, biochemistry Nathan Lewis, art Enda McGovern, marketing Nicole Marie Roy, biology Jing’an Tang, management Gregory Francis Viggiano, history Southeast Missouri State University
July 10, 2013
Inside Higher Ed is today releasing a free compilation of articles -- in print-on-demand format -- about retention. The articles aren't today's breaking news, but reflect long-term trends and some of the forward-looking thinking of experts on the changes colleges are making to focus not just on admitting students but on keeping them on track to a degree.
July 10, 2013
A fire that killed a student Monday at Saddleback College, a community college in California, was set deliberately, The Los Angeles Times reported. Authorities have not figured out whether the male student who died was a victim of the fire or set it.
July 9, 2013
Baruch College of the City University of New York, along with CUNY's Graduate Center, is starting a Ph.D. in business. Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne is starting an online R.N. to B.S. degree in nursing. Northeastern University is starting a master's program in homeland security.


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