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 9, 2012
Many scientists were outraged when a video surfaced in October of Representative Paul Broun, a Georgia Republican who chairs the House Science Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, saying that evolution and embryology were "lies straight from the pit of hell." Broun was running for re-election unopposed, so it seemed there was little they could do.
November 9, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Quincy Gibson of the University of North Florida reveals the connection between manmade noises and aggressive behavior in dolphins. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
November 9, 2012
While flagships nationally have been bristling of late over being grouped with other institutions, SUNY conference focuses on advantages of working together.
November 9, 2012
George Washington U. admits that it has been submitting incorrect information on class rank for a decade.
November 9, 2012
Nicholas B. Dirks, executive vice president and dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University, was on Thursday named as the next chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley. Dirks is the Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and History at Columbia and the author of three books on India.  
November 8, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Claire Fraser of the University of Maryland explains the growing understanding of how microbes influence overall human health. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 8, 2012
Several hundred students at the University of Mississippi who were frustrated by President Obama's re-election held a protest early Wednesday morning. The Clarion-Ledger reported that while the event was incorrectly described as a "riot," it did involve burning of an Obama campaign poster and the shouting of racial epithets.
November 7, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Erica van de Waal of the University of St. Andrews reveals the important role mothers play in learning among groups of vervet monkeys. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
November 7, 2012
Disciplinary group adopts approach that stresses guidelines and resources over a lengthy list of specific rules.
November 7, 2012
The University of California at Berkeley announced Tuesday that it has created 100 endowed chairs by matching a $113 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The grant was made amid concern that Berkeley risked losing star faculty members to private institutions in an era when the state could not be counted on to support faculty salaries.

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