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 20, 2008
Gainesville State College, in Georgia, is starting a bachelor of fine arts degree in design and technology for theater.Indiana University at Bloomington has started a dual degree program in which students will earn both an M.A. and an M.F.A.
October 20, 2008
For many students, living in a college town is a key part of their undergraduate experience. And for many faculty members and administrators, living in a college town is a key part of their adult lives. The University of Massachusetts Press is about to publish a scholarly analysis of these locales, The American College Town. Blake Gumprecht, the author and associate professor of geography at the University of New Hampshire, responded to e-mail questions about his new book.
October 17, 2008
University admits mistake in offering cash to accepted applicants who retook the exam. And U. of Alabama faces scrutiny for paying people to apply to its law school -- also seen as bid to influence U.S. News rankings.
October 17, 2008
As David Horowitz and other critics have attacked colleges in recent years as full of liberal indoctrination, many college professors have wondered which campuses these critics had visited. While professors are more liberal than the average American, these faculty members have said over and again, the vast majority of courses focus on accounting or Spanish or composition or whatever -- without much discussion of politics at all. A new book from the Brookings Institution Press finds pretty much what these professors have been saying all along.
October 16, 2008
The presidential candidates briefly turned to education issues in the final Obama-McCain debate Wednesday night, but they didn't really say anything new. Both candidates said education was important for students and the economy. Sen. John McCain stressed that "spending more money isn't always the answer" and said that community colleges play a key role in worker retraining. Sen. Barack Obama got in a critique of a recent comment by a McCain adviser.
October 16, 2008
Scholar explains themes of his new book on why colleges and universities function as they do.
October 15, 2008
University asks admitted applicants to retake the SAT, with lucrative scholarships for those with big gains. The institution's test average goes up, but will U.S. News have the last laugh?
October 15, 2008
As colleges set up branch campuses abroad, how do these outposts change the institutional role as employers? Experts say many institutions have yet to grapple with the legal and equity issues involved.
October 15, 2008
Portland Community College, in Oregon, is starting a bioscience technology certificate program.Rochester Institute of Technology is starting a Ph.D. program in sustainability. The focus will be sustainable production.The University of Montana is starting new dual degree bachelor's programs in international field geosciences.
October 15, 2008
Scores of professors of Islam, religious studies and other fields have signed a petition decrying anti-Islamic statements that have been made during the presidential campaign, largely by those seeking to promote false claims that Sen. Barack Obama is Muslim.

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