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 18, 2012
The Illinois attorney general is planning to sue Westwood College, a for-profit institution with four campuses in the Chicago area, saying that it has misled students about its criminal justice program in ways that have left the students facing serious debts without employment prospects, The Chicago Tribune reported.
January 18, 2012
Professor discusses his new book on presidents and first ladies -- as students and teachers.
January 18, 2012
In today's Academic Minute, Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis of the University of Arkansas reveals why musical silence is just as important to a composition as the notes themselves. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.  
January 18, 2012
Enrollment in professional science master's programs increased by 15.4 percent in 2011, according to data released today by the Council of Graduate Schools. The enrollments are highest in computational sciences, biology/biotechnology, environmental sciences and mathematics and statistics.  
January 18, 2012
The salaries of new head coaches at big-time college football programs increased by 35 percent in 2011, USA Today reported. The new average salary is $1.5 million a year.
January 18, 2012
Taiwanese universities are loosening the rules for admitting students from mainland China, China Daily reported. Applicants had been restricted to one potential major, but now can identify five potential majors. In addition, a previous age limit (40) has been lifted.  
January 17, 2012
Bard College is starting an M.B.A. program with a focus on sustainability. The program will be based in New York City. Dominican University, in Illinois, is starting an online bachelor's program in legal studies. Jamestown Community College of the State University of New York is starting an associate degree in environmental science.  
January 17, 2012
Time spent on the job increased sharply from 1970s through 1990s, then held steady until a dramatic drop in 2009, study finds.
January 17, 2012
In today's Academic Minute, Julia Mickenberg of the University of Texas at Austin explains how the political climate of the 20th century influenced children’s literature. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.
January 17, 2012
Officials of the London School of Economics and Political Science are investigating reports that a Jewish student was assaulted and had his nose broken after he objected to a Nazi-themed drinking game played on a student trip to France, AFP reported. The game, called "Nazi Ring of Fire," involves a series of cards arranged in the shape of a swastika.  

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