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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April 24, 2014
A number of student newspapers that once produced daily print editions have dropped a day or two, but The Columbia Daily Spectator plans to switch to a weekly print format with daily news online only, Capital New York reported. Editors say that this will allow for better coverage.    
April 24, 2014
The Community College of Baltimore County was sued in federal court this week by a student rejected for admission to a competitive radiation therapy program, he says, because of his religious views, The Baltimore Sun reported. According to the suit (available online here), he was rejected because of his answer to an interview question about what was most important to him.
April 24, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Nicholas Leadbeater, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Connecticut, details the wide application of this chemical element and explains why its days of filling party balloons may be coming to an end. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
April 24, 2014
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:
April 24, 2014
Study finds faculty members more likely to respond to inquiries from prospective graduate students who are white males. Business faculty appear to favor white men most, humanities and arts professors the least. 
April 24, 2014
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has sued th former president of the National Graduate School of Quality Management over his pay and benefits, including a Caribbean timeshare, The Boston Globe reported. The lawsuit charges that Robert J.
April 24, 2014
Student leaders at the University of Utah have formally asked that the institution change parts of its fight song that are seen as racist and sexist, The Salt Lake Tribune. The song's name "Utah Man" is one point of contention. Others point to lines such as "Our coeds are the fairest." The university has yet to indicate whether it will make changes, but some alumni have demanded that the song -- beloved by many -- not change.  
April 24, 2014
New research from Johns Hopkins University offers another reason to go to college: Higher education is associated with better recovery from traumatic brain injuries.  
April 24, 2014
The American Council on Education on Wednesday named 31 faculty members and administrators as the next class of ACE Fellows. The program, which matches those with potential as administrators with successful presidents and others, is credited with launching many careers.  More than 300 fellows have gone on to become presidents, and another 1,300 have become provosts, vice presidents or deans.

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