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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October 26, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Amy Smith of the University of the Pacific probes the international appeal of the characters that populate the work of Jane Austen. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
October 26, 2012
Cornell University is starting a new master's program in health informatics. Muskegon Community College has started two engineering degrees: associate in manufacturing engineering technology and the associate in engineering. Southern Methodist University is starting a master's program in sport management.  
October 26, 2012
The University of Tokyo is planning to shift the start of its academic year to the fall, and the move has been greeted with approval by many higher education leaders in Japan, who expect the move to prompt similar shifts elsewhere. The idea is that Japanese universities will benefit by being on a similar academic calendar to that used in much of the Western world, and that high school graduates can enjoy a summer vacation rather than starting their programs in the spring.
October 26, 2012
Political bloggers and columnists were having fun Thursday with an ad by the South Dakota Republican Party that seems to treat foreign graduate degrees as a something a bit suspect in a Congressional hopeful (although perhaps not as bad as having taught at the Biosphere). Check out this ad about candidates for a U.S. House seat:
October 25, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Tony Gamble of the University of Minnesota explains the mechanics of gecko feet and traces the evolutionary origins of the little lizard’s extraordinary climbing ability. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  


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