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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October 4, 2012
Controversial research on hydraulic fracking has ended at Pennsylvania State University, Bloomberg reported. Many have criticized the research because of its support by a pro-fracking research group, and questions about whether there was sufficient disclosure of that tie.
October 3, 2012
October 3, 2012
Pace University is starting a new concentration -- in arts and entertainment management -- in the bachelor of business administration program. Salt Lake Community College is starting a certificate program in medical coding.
October 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Megan McClelland of Oregon State University explains what a preschooler’s ability to pay attention reveals about their odds of future academic success. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 3, 2012
Oct. 3, 2012 -- The 2012 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors is part of a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key, time-sensitive issues in higher education. Last year's admissions survey may be found here. Inside Higher Ed collaborated with Gallup on this project. On Monday, Oct. 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webinar to discuss the findings of the survey. Editor Scott Jaschik and Jerome Lucido of the University of Southern California participated. To view a recording of the webinar, please click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by the generous financial support of College Board, Ellucian, ETS TOEFL and Hobsons.
October 3, 2012
Mike McQueary, the former assistant football coach at Pennsylvania State University, is suing the institution for $4 million, saying he was forced out of his job for reporting an incident in which he saw Jerry Sandusky engaged in inappropriate behavior with a boy, The Centre Daily Times reported. Penn State officials have said that the suit is baseless.
October 3, 2012
Mitchell College, in Connecticut, is laying off seven professors, 20 percent of the full-time faculty, The Day reported. College officials said that they were forced to take action because enrollment this fall is 720 full-time students, not the expected 760. The faculty members losing their jobs have been at the college for between 2 and 10 years.  
October 3, 2012
The vice chancellor of the University of Oxford on Tuesday announced a major expansion of the university's fund-raising campaign, but also warned that philanthropy cannot replace state support for higher education. Andrew Hamilton, the vice chancellor, upped the goal for the campaign from £1.25 million to £3 billion (or from $2 billion to $4.8 billion). In a speech praising the role of philanthropy, he also cautioned against assuming that it can pay for all the costs associated with the university.

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