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 23, 2008
U.S. officials are investigating the arrest in Iran of Esha Momeni, a graduate student at California State University at Northridge, who was in Iran working on a master's thesis on women's movements in Iran, CNN reported.
October 22, 2008
The College of St. Catherine, in Minnesota, is facing criticism for banning prominent supporters of both John McCain and Barack Obama from campus appearances this week, The Star Tribune reported. College officials said that their desire to preserve a non-political environment led them to call off planned appearances by Bay Buchanan and Hillary Clinton (both of whom are now appearing at different venues in the area).
October 22, 2008
Many say U.S. graduation rate formula is hopelessly flawed. U. of Alaska at Anchorage creates its own method -- and invites others to follow.
October 22, 2008
Northern Kentucky U. to hold mock trial for fictional high school teacher fired for teaching creationism -- with the audience as jury. Is the university bolstering discussion of tough issues or undercutting science?
October 21, 2008
Authorities are investigating a bizarre incident in which a 75-pound bear cub was shot and left at the campus of Western Carolina University, draped in Obama campaign posters, The Asheville Citizen-Times reported. University officials said that they couldn't determine the motive for the incident, but were troubled by it.Virginia Commonwealth University is facing new pressure to revoke a degree that the university has admitted never should have been awarded.
October 20, 2008
The latest data from the Center for Responsive Politics -- an organization that tracks campaign donations by industry -- show that educators continue, overwhelmingly, to favor Barack Obama over John McCain with campaign contributions. The latest totals show Obama pulling in $12.2 million from educators while John McCain has received $1.5 million. Although her campaign ended with the conclusion of the primaries, Hillary Clinton raised more education money -- $4.3 million -- than McCain did.The U.S.
October 20, 2008
U. of Nebraska blocks visit by William Ayers, a professor McCain campaign can't stop talking about. University cites safety, but some are dubious and see threat to academic freedom.
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.


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