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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January 10, 2013
Critics of Helen Dragas, who as board chair of the University of Virginia led the failed attempt to oust Teresa Sullivan as president, took to the skies Wednesday, with a banner flown in Richmond urging lawmakers to reject the re-appointment of Dragas to the board, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. The banner said: “Restore Integrity at U.Va.
January 9, 2013
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Colorado Christian University challenging the new federal health-care law, the Associated Press reported. Government lawyers have been arguing that because of new regulations for religious employers, which gave those employers more time to comply with the law, it is premature for the law to be challenged on the claim that it violates the rights of those employers.    
January 9, 2013
Richard Blanco will today be named as the poet for President Obama's second inaugural, The New York Times reported. Blanco's website features numerous articles about him and his poetry. The University of Pittsburgh Press and the University of Arizona Press have published collections of his work.
January 9, 2013
Hudson County Community College is starting an associate of arts in liberal arts with a focus on theater. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is starting a bachelor's of applied biological sciences. Southern Methodist University is starting a master of management degree in arts management.
January 9, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, George Poinar of Oregon State University reveals what a piece of amber has to say about the behavior of a long-extinct spider. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 9, 2013
Officials at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are concerned that TCF Bank -- which the university exclusively permits to market accounts linked to student identification cards -- is closing the accounts of students from Iran, The Star Tribune reported. Bank officials said that they are not targeting students, but are complying with federal regulations concerning funds from certain groups in Iran.
January 9, 2013
The website College Humor is offering two $5,000 scholarships for average students. "Why is it that there are tons of scholarships for academically excellent students, tons of scholarships for academically challenged students and not a damn thing for the majority of the students in the middle? We don't know, either," says the announcement of the new scholarship.

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