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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November 30, 2011
Big-time college football may have yet another issue of concern. USA Today reported that the latest trend is for colleges to fire head coaches after only two years -- meaning that those hired to lead football teams have a shorter timeframe to produce a winner. Officials said that this trend raises questions about fairness to the coaches (since turning around a program doesn't happen overnight) and about finances.
November 30, 2011
Leaders of the American Association of University Professors on Tuesday released a statement warning of the "dangers of a sports empire" in higher education, citing recent sex-abuse scandals as evidence. "Recent accounts of the systemic cover-up of allegations of sexual assaults on young boys at Penn State indicate that the unchecked growth of a sports empire held unaccountable to the rest of the university community coincided with the steady erosion of faculty governance," says the statement.
November 30, 2011
Leslie Ungerleider and Mortimer Mishkin, two researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health, are today being named winners of the 2012 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. The two scientists were the first to show that the brain uses separate visual processing systems to recognize objects and fix their location.
November 30, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Brian Burke of Fort Lewis College reveals how the unconscious fear of death animates virtually all human action and belief. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.
November 30, 2011
A forthcoming study in the Journal of Sex Research documents that while college-age men think about sex a lot, they actually think about other things, too. The study -- led by Terri Fisher, a professor of psychology at Ohio State University at Mansfield -- found that the median number of times a day college-age male thinks about sex is 19. (The students were given counters to record the number of times they thought about certain things.) Sex only narrowly beat out food (the subject of thought 18 times a day).
November 30, 2011
The Institute of International Education has created an emergency fund for Thai students at American colleges who may be unable to obtain financial support from home due to the massive flooding that is devastating the country. With support from the Freeman Foundation, the IIE will provide grants of up to $5,000 to students in need of assistance to continue their studies.
November 30, 2011
MLA projects 5% gain in positions both in English and foreign languages, but number of openings remains down significantly since start of economic downturn.
November 29, 2011
While student groups protested loudly outside, the board of the City University of New York voted Monday for a series of $300 tuition increases that will raise charges at CUNY's four-year institutions to $6,330 by 2015-16, The New York Times reported. The students protesting said that the increases would hurt low-income and minority students.
November 29, 2011
Syracuse University's firing Sunday of an assistant basketball coach accused of abusing three boys may not end the institution's legal problems, reported The New York Times. The article noted that the third allegation against Bernie Fine, the fired coach who has denied wrongdoing, falls within the statute of limitations -- unlike the first two charges.
November 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Adam Rabinowitz of the University of Texas at Austin outlines his efforts to preserve archaeological research for examination by generations of future archaeologists. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.

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