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 5, 2013
The Common Application has released its new essay prompts -- which have been the subject of some concern because of the elimination of a "free choice" essay topic and the announcement that the length limit would be strictly enforced. The new essay prompts do stress that the length limit will be strictly enforced, but the stated limit is now 650 words, not the earlier pledge of 500 words.
February 5, 2013
President defends right of organizers to have event -- co-sponsored by political science department -- supportive of boycott of Israel, but pledges new events with "alternative perspectives."
February 5, 2013
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2013:
February 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Robert Heverly of Albany Law School explores the legal implications surrounding differing definitions of the Internet. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
February 5, 2013
U.S. News & World Report announced Monday that it will not change the ranking of Bucknell University even though the institution submitted false data on SAT and ACT averages for several years. When the actual numbers are used, U.S.
February 5, 2013
The president of the Syracuse University Alumni Association resigned his position last week to protest the university's failure to put a representative of the association on the search committee looking for the replacement for Chancellor Nancy Cantor, The Syracuse Post-Standard reported. Brian Spector, the alumni leader, said he considered it "unacceptable" that the search committee lacked an official alumni representative. Richard L.
February 5, 2013
When word spread this weekend that a massive open online course about online education had to be suspended due to technology problems that left many students angry, officials from Coursera and the Georgia Institute of Technology were not available for comment.
February 4, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Richard Walker of the University of Maryland at College Park reveals what we know about how the Earth weathered the period of heavy bombardment. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  

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