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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February 9, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Noting that the United States created land-grant colleges in the middle of the Civil War, E. Gordon Gee told his fellow college presidents Sunday evening that the current economic crisis is no reason not to consider bold and far-reaching reforms of the institutions. "I am calling for intentional upheaval at our colleges and universities just when fiscal chaos already places us on the edge," Gee said here at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education. The choice for higher education, he said: "reinvention or extinction."
February 9, 2009
While not declaring financial exigency, university gets rid of significant share of professors. Classes called off today to allow for reassignment of courses of dismissed professors.
February 6, 2009
President Obama has given college presidents a management strategy for controversy: admit it when you screw up. Jehuda Reinharz, president of Brandeis University, sent out an e-mail message to his campus Thursday that partially pulled back from the university's plans to sell its art collection and shut down its art museum. "I take full responsibility for causing pain and embarrassment in both of these matters. To quote President Obama, 'I screwed up,' " Reinharz's e-mail message said.
February 5, 2009
Plan before Board of Regents today is projected to significantly cut Asian admissions. Who would gain the most? Not black and Latino applicants.
February 5, 2009
While a larger share of students are earning high scores, minority groups lag. Some states see progress on closing gap for Latinos, little movement is seen for blacks.
February 4, 2009
Many colleges hurt by endowment losses have made it a point to say that revised budget plans won't change student financial assistance. Middlebury went another route -- and others may follow.

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