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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November 16, 2011
Thirty-one scientists from 21 colleges and universities in Iowa have issued a letter to the Republican presidential candidates, urging them to admit that the science of climate change is real. Many of the candidates have asserted that there is not a scientific consensus on the issue, even though scientists say that such a consensus exists. Gov.
November 16, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Brian Carso of Misericordia University traces the fine line that separates treason and loyal opposition in the American political process. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.
November 15, 2011
High school students can benefit by considering "career clusters" and the education they require to succeed, says a new report issued Monday by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The report argues that while there will be some jobs in the future for which only a high school diploma is required, those positions will be few and far between -- and will have limited advancement potential.
November 15, 2011
The West Virginia University Institute of Technology has decided to eliminate its football program, The Charleston Daily Mail reported. Officials cited the high costs of maintaining a team that did not attract many fans to its games.
November 15, 2011
The senior college commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges has approved a new set of policies aimed at giving the regional accreditor a greater role in assuring the academic quality of its members. Under the policies endorsed this month, WASC will begin external reviews of the retention and graduation rates of the colleges it accredits, and will post the action letters and team reports that result from its every-five-year reviews beginning next June.
November 15, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Alex Rehding of Harvard University explains that monuments made of music can be just as durable as those built of marble. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.
November 15, 2011
Survey finds that high school counselors think their schools are not succeeding in key areas to promote college readiness and attendance.
November 15, 2011
A sorority has placed six members on probation for dressing in blackface to depict characters from "The Cosby Show" for a costume party, the Associated Press reported. The women have all met with a group of African-American student leaders to discuss the incident.

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