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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October 5, 2012
A survey of admissions officers by Kaplan Test Prep has found that they are increasingly likely to find on social media material that may hurt some applicants' chances of admission. Only a minority of admissions officers say that they consult Google or Facebook on applicants. But the percentage of admissions officers who reported that something they found there had negatively affected an applicant's chances of admission increased in the last year from 12 percent to 35 percent.
October 4, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Bärbel Hönisch of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory reveals how rising levels of CO2 are not only warming the atmosphere, but accelerating the acidification of the oceans as well. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
October 4, 2012
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: McDaniel College --Apollo Mian, physics --Julie Routzahn, economics and business administration Rockefeller University --Shai Shaham, developmental genetics
October 4, 2012
Ontario Wooden, a dean at North Carolina Central University, has been arrested and charged with assaulting a colleague, The Durham Herald-Sun reported.
October 4, 2012
Controversial research on hydraulic fracking has ended at Pennsylvania State University, Bloomberg reported. Many have criticized the research because of its support by a pro-fracking research group, and questions about whether there was sufficient disclosure of that tie.
October 3, 2012
October 3, 2012
Pace University is starting a new concentration -- in arts and entertainment management -- in the bachelor of business administration program. Salt Lake Community College is starting a certificate program in medical coding.
October 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Megan McClelland of Oregon State University explains what a preschooler’s ability to pay attention reveals about their odds of future academic success. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 3, 2012
Oct. 3, 2012 -- The 2012 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors is part of a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key, time-sensitive issues in higher education. Last year's admissions survey may be found here. Inside Higher Ed collaborated with Gallup on this project. On Monday, Oct. 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webinar to discuss the findings of the survey. Editor Scott Jaschik and Jerome Lucido of the University of Southern California participated. To view a recording of the webinar, please click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by the generous financial support of College Board, Ellucian, ETS TOEFL and Hobsons.

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