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 23, 2009
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges: Auburn University --Jennifer Wood Adams, communication and journalism--Judith Blumsack, communication disorders--Jennifer Brooks, history--Judith Blumsack, communication disorders--John Carvalho, communication and journalism--Joyce de Vries, art--Hollie Lavenstein, communication and journalism--Giovanna Summerfield, foreign languages and literatures--Jonathan Sutton, philosophy Longwood University
April 22, 2009
Google purchased "Paper of Record," a Web site popular with historians and other scholars. Now the site is gone, and although it may be about to return, researchers are furious.
April 21, 2009
25% of students receiving mental health services have seriously considered suicide, according to new national study.
April 21, 2009
NYU announces shift to give more options about tests, but not to go test-optional. Move comes amid increased discussion of this approach to reforming standardized exams.
April 21, 2009
To many academics, the societal benefits of higher education are more than evident. But many others -- including some influential lawmakers -- view the benefits of higher education more narrowly. In Higher Learning, Greater Good: The Private and Social Benefits of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press), Walter W.
April 20, 2009
If College Board says standardized exams shouldn't be sole criterion, admissions group wants to know why National Merit Scholarship program does just that.
April 20, 2009
NYU floats idea of having doctoral students join adjunct union. University sees path to improved education and compromise on collective bargaining. UAW sees end run.
April 20, 2009
If members of some minority groups are admitted to elite colleges because of affirmative action -- and don't perform as well as they expected -- does this show a serious flaw in efforts to diversify student bodies?
April 20, 2009
Board of College of DuPage, over faculty objections, adopts version of "Academic Bill of Rights" as official policy.
April 17, 2009
Research links identification with college football and basketball teams and higher levels of homophobia and sexism.


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