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 8, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Florin Dolcos of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign explains the importance of the handshake in making a good first impression. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
January 8, 2013
Legislation proposed in Wyoming would expand the board of the University of Wyoming from 12 to 14, allowing the additional two board members to come from outside the state, The Casper Star-Tribune reported. Proponents say that there are loyal supporters of the university who no longer reside in the state, but who could provide expertise to the board.
January 8, 2013
When Humboldt State University announced the creation of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (to focus on marijuana policy analysis), Jimmy Kimmel couldn't resist making fun of the university (see video below). He predicted that the university's pot expertise would soon make it "harder to get into than Yale," and even produced a satirical ad for Humboldt State.
January 8, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal of a lawsuit challenging (without success) the right of the federal government to finance research involving embryonic stem cells. The Association of American Medical Colleges was among the science and research groups praising the Supreme Court for letting the research continue. "This is good news for patients," said a statement from the medical school group.
January 7, 2013
A new analysis released by the National Bureau of Economic Research (abstract available here) tracks the changes among the five leading economics journals from 1970 to 2012. Among the trends over that time span:
January 7, 2013
The financial payoff of earning an M.B.A. appears to be shrinking. The Wall Street Journal reported that for M.B.A. graduates with up to three years of experience, median pay was $53,900 in 2012, down 4.6 percent from 2007-8. Average salaries dropped for graduates of at 62 percent of the 186 business schools examined in an analysis by the Journal and PayScale.com.  
January 7, 2013
Proposed rules issued by the Internal Revenue Service note concerns among some colleges about how to calculate when adjunct faculty members should be considered to be working close enough to full-time to be entitled to employee health insurance under the new health-care legislation.
January 7, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Thomas House of the University at Warwick reveals how mathematical models are increasing our understanding of how epidemics move through a population. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  

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