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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August 21, 2012
Beloit releases annual "mindset list" showing how many experiences divide the new freshman class and those who will be teaching them.
August 21, 2012
Why do American universities (unlike those across the world) make athletics central? Why are so many institutions desperate to join top conferences? Sociologists offer a theory on how sports change universities, sometimes for the better.
August 21, 2012
In a podcast interview, she discusses challenges facing public universities, why U.Va. joined Coursera, and her increased visibility.
August 21, 2012
Woman have been banned from 77 fields of study at 36 Iranian universities, The New York Times reported. At many universities, accounting, engineering and chemistry have been restricted to men. At the University of Tehran, only men will be permitted to study natural resources, forestry and mathematics. "Some fields are not very suitable for women’s nature," said Abolfazl Hasani, a senior Iranian education official.
August 21, 2012
It's a ranking that makes many administrators cringe: top party school. On Monday, Princeton Review gave the "honor" to West Virginia University. (The ranking methodology is based on a survey of students related to the use of alcohol and drugs, hours of study and the popularity of Greek life.) The next four universities on the list are the University of Iowa, Ohio University (last year's winner), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Georgia.
August 21, 2012
Missouri State University officials said Tuesday that they had fired Mark Brixey as bookstore manager after he couldn't account for $400,000 in receipts over the last three years, KY3 News reported. A key clue: Auditors said that they discovered $81,000 in cash in Brixey's desk drawer last week, when he was on vacation. News accounts did not indicate if Brixey has responded to his dismissal or the allegations.  
August 21, 2012
Latino enrollments in higher education passed several milestones in 2011, according to a new report from the Pew Hispanic Center: Latino students are now the largest minority group among four-year college and university students. Latino students now make up one quarter of community college enrollments. Total Latino enrollment has passed 2 million students, or 16.5 percent of all college enrollments.  
August 20, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Darby Dyar of Mount Holyoke College explains one of the more spectacular instruments aboard the Mars Science Lab’s Curiosity rover. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  

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