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 18, 2009
New research, which may not shock professors, suggests that the reason students protest over their grades is that they associate good grades with simply performing tasks, not achieving particular levels of excellence.
February 18, 2009
Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Peking University have started a joint Ph.D.
February 17, 2009
The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology has written to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, to announce that it rejected a proposal to hold its 2011 annual meeting in New Orleans, citing a new Louisiana law that lets local school districts add materials to the curriculum to critique scientific theories. While the law is not explicit on the point, it is widely seen as a way to permit the districts to undercut the teaching of evolution.
February 17, 2009
Eight women who work in literature building at UC San Diego have had breast cancer since 2000. Two died. Walkout planned to demand action against "cluster" in facility university insists is safe.
February 17, 2009
Idea of shaving a year off of college completion time gains attention. Some see ideal way to cut costs for students and institutions, others see a gimmick, and -- to date -- students haven't embraced it.
February 16, 2009
Suspension of student at Western Oregon U. leads to calls to end firearms ban at colleges and universities in the state.
February 16, 2009
Wiley-Blackwell suspends sale of four volume, 3,000 page encyclopedia on Christianity, pending post-publication review. Editor sees anti-religious bias; publisher and others see major problems with the substance of the work.
February 16, 2009
A federal jury last week awarded $175,000 in damages to Philip Stotter, a former chemistry professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, to compensate him for research materials trashed by the university during a laboratory cleaning that the institution ordered and carried out, The San Antonio Express-News reported.
February 13, 2009
The Inter Faculty Organization, the independent faculty union that represents more than 3,000 faculty members at the seven four-year institutions in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the system have reached a tentative contract agreement that calls for no salary increases or annual "step" increases for the next two years.
February 13, 2009
Although he isn't a fraternity brother, Nicholas L. Syrett has immersed himself in the world of Greek history. Syrett, an assistant professor of history at the University of Northern Colorado, is interested in much more than pledging and bonding. His new book is The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities (University of North Carolina Press).

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