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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January 22, 2009
So much for the afterglow. Anyone who thought Tuesday's inauguration of President Obama represented a new era of bipartisanship in Washington would have rued Wednesday's scrum in which the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, along party lines, approved the spending portions of a proposed economic stimulus package. Democrats rebuffed repeated Republican attempts to strip out or shift to other purposes spending that they (Republicans) regarded as wasteful, poorly targeted, or designed to achieve political purposes rather than stimulate the economy.
January 22, 2009
Could timing be right for more colleges to replace traditional A-F scale (which many fear has become an A-B scale) with narrative evaluations? Is the report card the enemy of meaningful assessment?
January 21, 2009
Classes are resuming at Texas A&M University at Galveston for the first time since Hurricane Ike devastated the campus in September, the Associated Press reported. A spokeswoman said that 91 percent of those enrolled prior to the hurricane are still enrolled.The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nominations of Arne Duncan as U.S.
January 21, 2009
University of Texas announces that no purpose would be served by looking into allegations that raised questions about the dissertation of the leader of the Pan American campus.
January 21, 2009
National survey finds slow but steady progress in gender diversity among higher education trustees.
January 20, 2009
Fears of Utah State University's scholarly publishing arm illustrate the vulnerability of academic publishing in a year of massive budget cuts.
January 20, 2009
This decade has seen a surge in publishing on the issue -- both in journals and in dissertation topics -- but does it remain on the discipline's margins?
January 20, 2009
Georgetown University is starting a master's degree in Italian studies.Georgia State University is starting a Ph.D.
January 20, 2009
Canadian authorities have blocked William Ayers from entering their country to participate in an education conference, The Globe and Mail reported. Ayers, a one-time leader of the Weather Underground who is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was a target of Republican politicians last year as they tried to link him to Barack Obama. Ayers said he has entered Canada previously without incident, although he was once turned away.
January 19, 2009
For a final, pre-inaugural look at some of the higher ed policies of the incoming Cabinet members, the Obama transition team is posting videos of some nominees discussing key issues. Steven Chu, the former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physics who is about to become energy secretary, discusses the science of climate change and strategies for promoting energy and environmental research.

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