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 26, 2011
A new book, The Constitution Goes to College: Five Constitutional Ideas That Have Shaped the American University (New York University Press), argues that key values in American higher education can be traced to the U.S. Constitution. Some of the traditions in academe that the book traces to the Constitution include the divide between public and private spheres, the distinction between rights and privileges and ideas of equality.
April 25, 2011
Augustana College: Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois.Baldwin-Wallace College: Willis N. Holcombe, chancellor for the Florida College System, and Frank C.
April 25, 2011
The Texas House of Representatives has passed a budget bill that would require any public college with a student center on "alternative" sexuality to provide equal funding to create new centers to promote "traditional values."While the Senate has yet to adopt a version of the budget bill, the inclusion of the measure in the overall budget bill and the dominance of social conservatives in Texas politics means that the measure could well be enacted. The House vote in favor of the amendment on the campus sexuality centers was 110-24.
April 21, 2011
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:Bates College--Helen C. Boucher, psychology--Gina A. Fatone, music--B. Christine McDowell, theater and rhetoric--Karen Melvin, history--Hiroya Miura, musicCollege of Saint Rose
April 21, 2011
Statement by leaders of AAUP and American Jewish Committee calls for more precision in distinguishing between criticism and bigotry.
April 19, 2011
Excelsior College has added a bachelor of science in electrical engineering technology.Georgetown and George Mason Universities are starting a joint M.S.
April 18, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Doctoral departments that have finally figured out just what the National Research Council's controversial evaluation of their programs means, and how to read the numbers, will need to check the data again. On Thursday, the council is issuing revised rankings, based on four "substantive" errors in some of the categories used to evaluate programs.
April 18, 2011
Bethany College: Robert Nutting, president of Ogden Newspapers and chairman of the board of the Pittsburgh Pirates.Bucknell University: Erik Weihenmayer, an author who in 2001 became the only blind person in history to reach the summit of Mount Everest.College of Saint Elizabeth: Stephen J.
April 18, 2011
Over faculty objections, Temple is forcing its interdisciplinary programs into traditional disciplines.

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