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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May 12, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Bruce Peabody, professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University, discusses trends that relate to our understanding of heroism in America. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
May 12, 2014
Bob Jones University on Friday announced that the evangelist Stephen D. Pettit Sr. would become the next president. He will become the first president who is not a member of the family of the founder (for whom the university is named).
May 12, 2014
Quinnipiac University on Friday announced simultaneous plans for faculty layoffs and new faculty hiring, The New Haven Register announced. The university said it was eliminating 15 positions in programs losing enrollment (primarily in the liberal arts) and adding 12 faculty members in areas where the university envisions enrollment growth.
May 12, 2014
Many faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign believe that James Kilgore, an adjunct who has been told he will not have his contract renewed, is being treated unfairly. Kilgore had strong reviews, and indications that he would be renewed, but that changed when a local newspaper published an article identifying him as a former member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, who has served jail time before coming
May 9, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Elizabeth Borer, associate professor in the ecology, evolution and behavior department at the University of Minnesota, discusses global experiments to better understand how plants grow. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 9, 2014
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:
May 9, 2014
Some students at Haverford College are objecting to the selection of Robert J. Birgeneau, former chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, as commencement speaker, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The students object to the role of campus police in dealing with some student protests during Birgeneau's tenure.
May 9, 2014
Georgia newspapers and websites are reporting on an unusual Craigslist posting, which has been removed without any word on whether it was real or just an attempt at humor. Under the headline "Hit Man Wanted (UGA)," the ad text said: "I am looking for someone to run my friend and I over with their car. We do not want to die, we just want to be injured enough to get out of taking our finals here at UGA. Please do not kill."  

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