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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March 11, 2013
Food service and custodial workers plan a three-day strike this week at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Chicago Tribune reported. The workers, members of the Service Employees International Union Local 73, are frustrated by what they see as a lack of progress in negotiating a contract.
March 11, 2013
Salem College has finished its review of what policies it should have about transgender students, but the letter announcing the completion of the review is vague on what that policy is and doesn't even use the word "transgender," The Winston-Salem Journal reported. Salem is a women's college and the issue of transgender students has been sensitive for women's colleges, given their history of providing single-sex education.
March 11, 2013
The University of California at Irvine is offering video and course materials for all required courses for a chemistry major plus some electives and graduate courses, online and free. Open Chemistry does not provide credit or a laboratory experience, but Irvine says that the material could be used by anyone trying to learn chemistry, and that other institutions could provide laboratory experience or testing to certify learning.
March 11, 2013
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2013:
March 11, 2013
Median base salaries for tenure-track professors at four-year institutions were up 2.1% in 2012, about the rate of inflation. Increases at private institutions outpaced those at publics.
March 11, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Hans Hofmann of the University of Texas at Austin reveals the genetic basis of common behaviors found in distantly related species. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 11, 2013
Some University of Oklahoma students are objecting to the choice of the journalist Fareed Zakaria as this year's commencement speaker, The Oklahoman reported. Zakaria's journalism at Time and CNN has led to numerous campus speaking invitations.
March 11, 2013
Towson University announced Friday that it would eliminate its men's soccer and baseball teams, while reinstating men's tennis.
March 11, 2013
When the board of Chicago State University announced last month that President Wayne Watson would be leaving his position, the board said that he had achieved key advances but that it was time for new leadership.

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