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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April 1, 2014
A Princeton University student has sued the university and seven administrators, saying that they violated his rights when they reacted to a suicide attempt in his dormitory room by evicting him and asking him to withdraw from classes, NJ.com reported. The suit alleges that Princeton was not acting in the student's best interests, but was trying to avoid adverse publicity.
April 1, 2014
A study by the Saint Louis University medical school suggests that medical student depression and stress levels can be decreased without reducing the level of academic rigor. The medical school adopted a series of efforts designed to help students better manage their stress levels. Comparing the classes before and after the changes, the medical school found that the percentage of students who had depression fell from 27 to 11 percent. At the same time, board scores went up.  
March 31, 2014
This is the time of year that colleges and universities release their acceptance rates, and those of Ivy League universities get lower each year, prompting much discussion and angst. Wonkblog at The Washington Post, however, argues that there are long odds for lots of things that people want, and that elite college admissions aren't quite so unique in American society.
March 31, 2014
Divided federal appeals court backs Miami U. in tenure dispute that related in part to a chair's rejection of external reviewers from historically black colleges.  
March 31, 2014
Median base pay increased at same rate at public and private institutions in 2013-14, survey finds.
March 31, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Craig Vierra, professor and assistant chair of the University of the Pacific's College of Biological Sciences, discusses his work on a way to replicate spider silk. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 31, 2014
A Michigan Senate subcommittee has proposed taking $500,000 away from Michigan State University's budget if it continues to run a training program for unions, The Lansing State Journal reported.
March 31, 2014
Should a science-oriented university have graduation speakers who promote the idea that evolution is false?
March 31, 2014
Pearson Embanet could earn up to $186 million over 11 years from its deal to manage the new University of Florida online college, The Gainesville Sun reported. The article details efforts by the university to keep many details (including how Pearson Embanet's performance will be judged) private, saying that they are trade secrets.  
March 31, 2014
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown called off all indoor social events over the weekend and closed cafeteria service because of an apparent outbreak of a norovirus, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Prepackaged meals are being provided to students. Student symptoms include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

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