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 10, 2011
The suicides of two undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall have shaken the university and prompted a review of all aspects of student life and student services, The Boston Globe reported. While MIT has had suicides before, these two have been particularly upsetting to many on the campus because of the youth of the students, both of whom were 18.
November 10, 2011
Universities in Kenya have largely been shut down by faculty strikes, The Daily Nation reported. At some universities, the strikes are disrupting final exams and/or graduation ceremonies.  
November 10, 2011
A faculty strike has ended at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. While faculty union leaders did not release full details of the status of negotiations, they said that they had made significant progress that they said would protect faculty rights, including tenure.
November 10, 2011
The Los Angeles Community College District has fired a third contractor used in its controversial multi-billion dollar construction campaign, The Los Angeles Times reported. The dismissals follow a series of articles in the Times about delays, flaws and cost over-runs in the construction program. The latest contractor to be fired was involved in a $123 million budget shortfall that led to the abandonment of plans for four building projects.  
November 10, 2011
The U.S. Education Department announced Wednesday that it will investigate whether Pennsylvania State University may have violated the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in regard to allegations against a former coach who has been charged with sexually abusing several young boys over several years, including incidents on campus.
November 10, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Andy Anderson of Michigan State University explores the root causes of why most students fail to achieve a sufficient level of scientific literacy. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.
November 9, 2011
Brazilian police officers on Tuesday forced several hundred students to end their occupation of a building at the University of Sao Paulo, the Associated Press reported. About 70 students were arrested. Students took over the building a week ago to protest the police presence on their campus.
November 9, 2011
With voters in an anti-tax move, many higher education leaders didn't see 2011 as an ideal time for bond referenda, but a few went forward -- with mixed results:

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