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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December 19, 2011
Riley Westmoreland, student government president at Samford University, doesn't need to worry about access to the university president. The Birmingham News reported that the university's president is Andrew Westmoreland, her father. And he has a tradition of regularly inviting the student government president to dine with his family.  
December 19, 2011
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- which pioneered the idea of making course materials free online -- today announced a major expansion of the idea, with the creation of MITx, which will provide for interaction among students, assessment and the awarding of certificates of completion to students who have no connection to MIT. MIT is also starting a major initiative -- led by Provost L. Rafael Reif -- to study online teaching and learning.
December 19, 2011
Federal judge refuses to quash subpoenas seeking research interviews at Boston College, but says academic freedom issues merit consideration.
December 19, 2011
Total openings in 2011 were nearly the same as 2010, but a larger share of the positions were in academe.
December 19, 2011
In today's Academic Minute, Carly Pacanowski of Cornell University explains how the cultural expectation of food at meetings and gatherings has contributed to the obesity epidemic. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.  
December 19, 2011
Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri (right) has been developing a plan for public universities to provide more than $100 million in interest-free loans to the state, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
December 19, 2011
The University of Michigan on Friday promoted news coverage of an open letter on college costs by Mary Sue Coleman, president of the institution, to President Obama. "Higher education is a public good currently lacking public support. There is no stronger trigger for rising costs at public universities and colleges than declining state support," Coleman wrote.
December 19, 2011
Missouri State University officials are apologizing for the actions of their band, which played "Dixie" at the dedication of a park where three black men were lynched in 1906, The Springfield News-Leader reported. Black leaders complained that the selection was offensive.
December 19, 2011
Illinois State University allows five nonprofit groups in the state to be counted as employees of the university, gaining them access to the state's pension system for university employees, The Chicago Tribune reported. The university defends the practice as a way to help the groups (which include several education-related associations and the Special Olympics), and says that the policy doesn't cost the state money.

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