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 30, 2008
For a while, it seemed as if no professor could get more attention from the McCain campaign than William Ayers, the Weather Underground leader who became an education scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago and whose brief associations with Sen. Barack Obama have been repeatedly discussed by Republicans this fall.
October 30, 2008
Increases for current academic year slightly outpaced inflation for four-year institutions, and lagged inflation for 2-year colleges and for-profits.
October 29, 2008
Boston College is starting a master's degree program in forensic nursing.DePaul University is starting a master's program in economics and policy analysis.Marywood University, in Pennsylvania, is opening an architecture college, which will offer a bachelor of environmental design in architecture, bachelor of archite
October 29, 2008
University of Texas System officials are investigating allegations that Blandina Cardenas, president of University of Texas-Pan American, plagiarized parts of her dissertation, the Associated Press reported. An packet sent to the university and to the AP claimed to identify 100 examples of plagiarism. The materials were sent by anonymous faculty members.
October 28, 2008
Maryland must spend considerably more on facilities and programs at historically black colleges for them to overcome the impact of decades of segregation, a special state panel has found. The Baltimore Sun reported that the panel links this lack of funding to the relatively low retention and graduation rates at the black colleges.
October 28, 2008
The Republican campaign has moved beyond mocking research on bear DNA to attacking a new research earmark -- and some scientists have had enough.
October 28, 2008
ETS steps up pitch to would-be business students and business schools to consider alternative to the traditional test, while defenders of that exam insist there is no real contest.
October 27, 2008
In-depth study suggests a shift in focus for the discipline, based on its role in liberal education, not just its own field of study. Graduate education seen as key area for change.
October 27, 2008
Details are minimal, but separate shooting incidents this weekend killed two students at the University of Central Arkansas, and left two Ball State University students shot in the legs. At Central Arkansas, the shootings took place Sunday night near a men's dormitory very close to the campus police station, the Associated Press reported. The campus was locked down and Monday's classes have been called off. A third victim, who is not a student, was also shot and sustained minor injuries.
October 24, 2008
A state judge has ordered the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity's national organization and chapter at the University of Texas at Austin to pay $16.2 million to the parents of a freshman pledge who died two years after falling from a balcony following what his parents said was an intense period of hazing, The Austin American-Statesman reported. The fraternity did not respond to the suit in court or provide comments on the order.

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