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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March 7, 2013
An article in New York Magazine explores business relationships between Rob Wile, chief of staff to Rev. Donald Harrington, president of St. John's University (New York), Father Harrington, and the former chair of the university's board. Wile received a loan from the former board chair for a real estate venture he was pursuing with Father Harrington.
March 7, 2013
Several leading corporate scholarship providers are complaining about the rules used by some wealthy colleges for calculating students' expected contributions to their college expenses, Bloomberg reported. Some colleges rescind some or all of their aid offers, and impose minimum student contribution requirements, on those who receive large grants from independent scholarship providers. The colleges' rules, some complain, effectively punish students for winning scholarships.
March 6, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, T. Florian Jaeger reveals how language is universally shaped by the inner workings of the human brain. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 6, 2013
As countries vow to become international centers for higher education, can educators distinguish between hype and reality? How do hubs differ?
March 6, 2013
A donor to the law school at Georgetown University is suing to get millions in gifts refunded, The Dallas Morning News reported. According to the suit, on which Georgetown is not commenting, the gifts were supposed to result in a fitness center named for the donor, Scott K. Ginsburg.
March 6, 2013
Authorities are unsure of whether someone dressed in Ku Klux Klan garb was walking near the Afrikan Heritage House at Oberlin College, The New York Times reported. The report that someone in a Klan-style robe was walking on campus, following various other incidents of hate speech on the campus, led Oberlin to call off classes for a day. But police officers said that they have not been able to confirm the Klan report.
March 5, 2013
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Albright College Kate Lehman, English Bowdoin College Sarah Conly, philosophy Mark Foster, English Doris Santoro, education Jill Smith, German Denison University
March 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Laura Mickes of the University of Warwick explores why it’s often easy to remember a friend’s Facebook status but hard to remember a profound literary quote. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  

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