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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September 13, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Todd Humphreys of the University of Texas at Austin describes a newfound threat to the transportation industry. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
September 13, 2013
At Middlebury College, as at many colleges and universities, students place 3,000 small American flags on the grounds to mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed so many people on 9/11. This year, five people, one of whom is a Middlebury student, removed some of the flags, angering many other students, The Addison Eagle reported.
September 13, 2013
Reed College is investigating a complaint that an annual student tradition -- sometimes involving nudity -- violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by creating a hostile environment for women, The Oregonian reported. The tradition involves juniors and seniors greeting freshmen as they prepare to start a required humanities course.
September 13, 2013
The Massachusetts State Board of Higher Education has summoned the president and board leaders of Westfield State University to Boston for a discussion of the president's expenses, The Republican reported. The request comes as a new outside report detailed numerous violations of spending rules. The president, Evan Dobelle, has admitted to charging some items in error, and has said he has reimbursed the university or its foundation in such cases.
September 12, 2013
An article in The Crimson White, the student newspaper of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, has set off considerable concern with its allegations that sororities at the institution reject potential members who are black.
September 12, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Reinhard Stöger of the University of Nottingham reveals how pesticides can alter the DNA and behavior of honeybees. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
September 12, 2013
New graduate enrollments show modest increases overall, but doctoral programs in the humanities -- where the academic job market remains tough -- are showing larger gains.
September 12, 2013
After several years of declines, California community colleges are seeing enrollment increases this year. Data released Wednesday by the community college system's chancellor's office indicated that the median percentage increase in enrollment is 2.5 percent, and a 5 percent increase in the number of sections.

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