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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June 22, 2011
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Greensboro College--Michael A. Dutch, business administration and economics Northeastern University--Luca Caracoglia, civil and environmental engineering--Rebecca Carrier, chemical engineering--Yung Joon Jung, mechanical and industrial engineering--Yingzi Lin, mechanical and industrial engineering--Hossein Mosallaei, electrical and computer engineering--Shashi Murthy, chemical engineering
June 21, 2011
A new study has found that two of the four main parts of the ACT -- science and reading -- have "little or no" ability to help colleges predict whether applicants will succeed. The analysis also found that the other two parts -- English and mathematics -- are "highly predictive" of college success. But because most colleges rely on the composite ACT score, rather than individual subject scores, the value of the entire exam is questioned by the study.
June 20, 2011
Does globalization mean that the best talent is destined to flock to selected countries? Are equity issues being ignored?
June 17, 2011
Leading South African academic critiques how the higher education press and Western universities view the developing world.
June 15, 2011
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: California Lutheran University --Rainer Diriwächter, psychology--Helen Ahn Lim, criminal justice--Michael Pearce, art Campbellsville University --Richard E. Corum, business administration--Beverly Ennis, education--Donna Irwin Hedgepath, education--Helen Mudd, social work--Jeanette Parker, psychology--Craig Rogers, psychology--Brenda Tungate, biology Middlebury College
June 14, 2011
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2011: Central European University: Kati Marton, author and human rights activist. Eastern Connecticut State University: Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut. Ohio State University: Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, speaker of the House of Representatives. Salem State University: Governor Deval L. Patrick of Massachusetts; Margaret McKenna, president of the Wal-Mart Foundation; and David Fanning, founder and producer of "Frontline."


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