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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May 19, 2010
At Hinds Community College, swearing can get you in trouble. "Public profanity, cursing and vulgarity" are all punishable with a $25 fine for a first offense, and a $50 fine for a second offense. Further, the offense of "flagrant disrespect" (which may be demonstrated by swearing, as became clear Tuesday when a controversy over the code went public) can earn a student demerits that could lead to suspension.
May 17, 2010
A minor traffic violation by Jessica Colotl, a senior at Georgia's Kennesaw State University, is turning out to be anything but a minor incident. Colotl is from Mexico and doesn't have the legal authorization to live permanently in the United States. While Colotl is, by all reports, an excellent student, her situation (uncovered because of her traffic violation) has set off demands that the state do more to block the enrollment of students who are in the country illegally.
May 17, 2010
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers:
May 14, 2010
A new law in Arizona has set off a national debate over immigration. The newest justice on the Supreme Court is the first Latina in such a position. A profile in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine looked at the career of someone who is talked about as the first Latino president of the United States – and who doesn’t speak fluent Spanish. Latino populations are among the fastest growing in many parts of the United States.
May 13, 2010
The Princeton Review, a leading test-prep company, has agreed to stop using claims about average score gains in its marketing materials.
May 13, 2010
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers:
May 12, 2010
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Colorado College--David Brown, mathematics--Emily Chan, psychology--Gail Murphy-Geiss, sociology--Andrew Price-Smith, political science--Wade Roberts, sociology--John Williams, history Gustavus Adolphus College--Brenda Kelly, biology and chemistry--Michele Koomen, education--Karl Larson, health and exercise science--San Skulrattanakulchai, mathematics and computer science
May 11, 2010
W. King Mott, associate professor of political science and gender studies at Seton Hall University, clearly has earned respect from colleagues at the Roman Catholic institution. He has tenure. He recently finished a term as chair of the Faculty Senate. He served on the search committee for a new president.
May 10, 2010
The National Research Council -- responding to criticism it received in the internal peer review of its forthcoming doctoral program rankings -- is changing the methodology in a few key places for the long-awaited project.


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