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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February 1, 2016
It's probably for the best that Voltaire (at right) isn't around to see what's going on in the best of all possible states, by which we mean Kentucky.
February 1, 2016
U of California professors object to new system -- installed secretly -- to monitor emails and use of computer networks. University cites security needs and pledges to protect privacy.
February 1, 2016
President Obama announced Saturday that his next budget will include new funds and programs to promote computer science education in elementary and secondary schools, with the goal that all students in those schools should be exposed to computer science. While the focus is on K-12 education, colleges and universities are expected to be involved in some of the efforts, particularly those on teacher training.
February 1, 2016
Non-tenure-track faculty members at Wells College -- full time and part time -- have voted to unionize and to be represented by the Service Employees International Union, The Ithaca Times reported. The SEIU is attempting to organize adjuncts in common geographic regions.
February 1, 2016
Melissa Click, a faculty member in communications at the University of Missouri at Columbia, has reached a deal to avoid third-degree assault charges she faced in connection with blocking a student journalist from access to a protest in a public space on campus, The Kansas City Star reported. Click will avoid prosecution in return for a year of probation and 20 hours of community service. Prosecutors said the deal was similar to those offered to similar offenders.
January 29, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Kathrin Rothermich, a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University, examines her research into whether or not you're hearing the whole story. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 28, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Germund Hesslow, professor of neuroscience at Lund University, discusses how multiple stimuli can make each association weaker. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 28, 2016
The Educational Testing Service has released two new studies on economic inequality in America. Both have a strong focus on issues related to education and groups that on average do not complete high school or receive a postsecondary education. One study is a report, "Choosing Our Future." The other is an edited volume, The Dynamics of Opportunity in America. Information about both may be found here.

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