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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February 20, 2012
A federal jury on Friday awarded more than $1 million to three women who sued Alabama State University, charging their supervisor there with various forms of harassment, The Montgomery Advertiser reported.
February 20, 2012
Curtin University, in Australia, is defending itself against criticism of an honorary degree awarded Friday to Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, AFP reported. The university says that the degree honored important work for early-childhood education. But critics say that Mansor is known for her expensive shopping, which is perceived as insensitive to the poverty faced by many people in her country.
February 20, 2012
Texas universities have not generally embraced the national movement to ban smoking on campuses. But The New York Times reported that recently adopted rules by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas may change that.
February 17, 2012
The University of California has paid $1.35 million to settle a lawsuit that said the institution discriminated against women by failing to provide enough athletic opportunities for female athletes, The Los Angeles Times reported. The settlement followed a federal judge's ruling that the university has failed to expand women's programs sufficiently. The university noted that it had added women's teams during the period in question.  
February 17, 2012
California regulators have shut down the Institute of Medical Education, a for-profit institution with 250 students, citing operational, accreditation and financial problems, the Associated Press reported. An official of the institute said that the closure was "ridiculous," and that it might sue the state.
February 17, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Jessamyn Neuhaus of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, explains the iconic status of Marge Simpson. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 17, 2012
American University of Beirut is starting a master's program in media studies. Baylor University is starting a master of arts in Christian ministry. Rainy River Community College is starting an A.S. degree in math and science teaching.  
February 17, 2012
New social sciences test will broaden base of knowledge measured. Educators hope to change the way pre-meds think about undergraduate education.

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