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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January 9, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Wing Yee (VerBon) Cheung of the University of Southampton explains why how we think about the past can influence attitudes about the future. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
January 8, 2014
Some background for those waiting to attend (or follow from afar) this year's annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, which starts today:
January 8, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved the distribution of a new vaccine -- approved in Europe but not yet generally approved for use in the U.S. -- at the University of California at Santa Barbara, NBC News reported. That university has had an outbreak of meningitis that is not prevented by vaccines used in the U.S.
January 8, 2014
A state judge on Tuesday issued a ruling that will block about half of a controversial expansion plan by New York University, The New York Times reported. The judge ruled that New York City lacked the legal authority to turn over three parks to NYU for the projects, and that such a deal required the approval of the New York Legislature.
January 8, 2014
A CNN investigation has found many football and basketball players at big time athletics universities may not be literate above a fifth grade level. The network approached public universities with open records requests for SAT and ACT scores of athletes on those teams. Some universities refused to comply.
January 8, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Brody Sandel, of Aarhus University in Denmark, discusses why forests are becoming increasingly restricted to sloped terrain. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
January 8, 2014
Boston University is investigating how someone managed the steal paychecks of 10 employees. The thefts were apparently the result of "phishing," in which someone uses a scheme to obtain access to email accounts or digital records. In this case, the person changed direct deposit information so that checks would not go into the accounts of employees, but instead elsewhere.  
January 7, 2014
Study finds significant impact of having a female voice on the committees that put together scientific symposiums.

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