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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March 10, 2009
President Obama on Monday made good on his campaign promise to lift the restrictions imposed by President George W. Bush on federal support for stem cell research. At the same time, the president issued a strong statement on the importance of protecting science from political interference -- and pledged that his administration's policies would be based on sound scientific advice and would not impose ideological tests on researchers.
March 10, 2009
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Beloit College--James R. Rougvie, geology--Pablo Toral, political science
March 9, 2009
Survey finds median increase at four-year institutions of 3.7%, down from 4.0%, with publics losing ground. But new data don’t reflect recent cuts and furloughs. Disciplinary gaps remain significant.
March 9, 2009
Brenau University is starting an online master's degree in gerontology.Concordia University Chicago, in conjunction with the education division of the McCrone Group, is starting a bachelor of science program in microscopy.George Mason University is starting a master of science program in real estate development.
March 6, 2009
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Clarkson University--Andrea Ferro, civil and environmental engineering--Kathleen Fowler, mathematics--Pier Marzocca, mechanical and aeronautical engineering--Alan Rossner, biology--Edward S. Sazonov, electrical and computer engineering--Stephanie A. Schuckers, electrical and computer engineeringIthaca College
March 5, 2009
Survey finds significant three-year growth in percentage of professors who see their role as encouraging understanding of diversity and promoting service.
March 5, 2009
In podcast interview, Shai Reshef explains his vision for offering low-cost, online degrees -- recognized by U.S. accreditors -- all over the world.
March 4, 2009
Countless decisions in academe are based on the quest for excellence. Which professors to hire and promote. Which grants to fund. Which projects to pursue. Everyone wants to promote excellence. But what if academe actually doesn’t know what excellence is?
March 4, 2009
Lesley University is starting a master of arts program in urban environmental leadership.Northwestern University is starting a new master's degree program in journalism, specifically for working journalists seeking to retool in light of changing market conditions in the field.St.
March 3, 2009
On Saturday at a meeting sponsored by the Education Writers Association, L. Ling-chi Wang told a group of journalists that Asian Americans were "marginalized" and "invisible" at the top rungs of American higher education, despite considerable success as students and professors at many institutions. Wang, who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley and was one of the founders of Asian Americans in Higher Education, recalled a joint conference planned by Asian American studies and black studies scholars at Berkeley.

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