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 11, 2009
Nearly 300 people attended a meeting at Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum Tuesday night to discuss the importance of preserving access to its noted art collection, The Boston Globe reported. Brandeis officials set off a furor last month by announcing plans to shut the museum and sell its art -- and while the university has pulled back from its position a bit, it is still pledging to stop operating a public art museum.
February 11, 2009
Professor involved in evolution dispute says university has lifted limits on his teaching and use of his book.
February 10, 2009
Study of chief academic officers finds that they like their jobs. But in potential break with traditional patterns, they don't necessarily want to become presidents.
February 10, 2009
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Gustavus Adolphus CollegeMargaret C. Bloch Qazi, biologyPriscilla Briggs, art and art historyScott K. Bur, chemistryCasey Elledge, religionElizabeth A. Jenner, sociology and anthropologySujay Rao, historyMichelle L. Twait, libraryWilliams College
February 10, 2009
The "clustering" of college athletes in certain academic majors has been drawing increased attention, amid concerns that the National Collegiate Athletic Association's increasing academic standards, well-intentioned as they are, may be driving athletes -- or prompting colleges to push athletes -- into majors that are perceived as easier.
February 9, 2009
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has appointed a well-respected, longtime career employee in the Education Department as acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education. Daniel Madzelan, who heads the Office of Postsecondary Education's policy analysis staff and has worked at the department in various capacities since 1978, works closely with college groups on student aid issues and is particularly familiar to them because he has been the lead federal negotiator in multiple rounds of rule making deliberations.
February 9, 2009
Chandler-Gilbert Community College, in Arizona, has started an associate of applied science program in biomedical research technology.Chapman University has started an online master of science program in health risks and crisis communication.Columbia University and Ecole Doctorale of Sciences Po, in Paris, have launched a dual Ph.D.
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.

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