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 6, 2014
The College of Charleston has fired Doug Wojcik as head men's basketball coach amid investigations into allegations that he was verbally and physically abusive to players, The Charleston Post and Courier reported. The coach has denied the allegation. The college fired him "for cause," meaning that it will try not to pay the $1.2 million Wojcik would be owed for the last three years of his contract.  
August 5, 2014
A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (abstract available here) explores the impact of California's ban on consideration of race in admissions on admissions rates for black students to the law schools at the University of California at Berkeley and UCLA. The study finds a significant drop in the black admit rate -- from 61 to 31 percent, controlling for various factors.
August 5, 2014
Chegg's new relationship with the Ingram Content Group could be key to Chegg expanding in digital textbook markets, The New York Times reported. Chegg was founded as a textbook-rental business and of late has been pushing to grow in e-texts.
August 5, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Sean Morrison, director of the Children’s Research Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, explains how a new technique for understanding the way stem cells function reveals new clues about aging and opens an undiscovered world of biology. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
August 5, 2014
Jamestown Community College of the State University of New York is starting an associate of arts in global studies. Montana State University is starting a doctor of nursing practice program.
August 4, 2014
The Air Force Academy has ordered a probe of its athletics department after a report in The Colorado Springs Gazette about numerous violations of academy rules and the law by athletes and the way some officials in the past have looked the other way.
August 4, 2014
South Korea's Duksung Women's University has withdrawn invitations to three Nigerian students to attend a conference attracting students from many countries, Reuters reported. The university said that it "politely withdrew" the invitations after a student at the university urged that the entire conference be called off to avoid the spread of Ebola. The university is going ahead with the conference, including 28 students from Africa.
August 4, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Robert Burne, an adjunct senior research fellow at the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University, discusses stevensite, a mineral found on both Mars and Earth. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  

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