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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September 26, 2008
The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association has taken the next step -- but by no means the last -- in the process changing the group's ethics code to restrict secret research.
September 26, 2008
Organizer of campaign against U.S. News gives admissions officers preview of system that seeks to make the search for a college educational and to put the emphasis on learning, not prestige.
September 25, 2008
As Wake Forest illustrates, the decision to end testing requirements in admission leads to discussions about what you want to add, as well.
September 25, 2008
Dixie State College, in Utah, is starting an associate degree program to train physical therapy assistants.Iowa State University is starting a major in culinary science.The University of California at Riverside is starting a School of Public Policy, which will award both the Ph.D.
September 25, 2008
The presidents of six national higher education groups have sent a joint letter to the presidential candidates outlining ideas for ways that colleges could work with the next administration.
September 24, 2008
Sally Mason, president of the University of Iowa, announced Tuesday that she has fired the university's vice president for student services, Phillip Jones, and the vice president for legal affairs and general counsel, Marcus Mills. Mason said that she asked for their resignations earlier in the week and terminated them when they declined to quit.
September 24, 2008
U. of Illinois tells professors they can't have bumper stickers or attend campus political rallies -- but then says it will use "common sense" on enforcement.
September 23, 2008
While only a few colleges eliminated the controversial practice, some institutions and applicants may be moderating their use. Of course, new controversial practices are emerging.
September 23, 2008
For 25 lucky people, many of them academics, today is the day they are officially named MacArthur Fellows. The program -- frequently called the "genius" fellowship -- is sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and recipients are awarded $500,000 in no-strings support over the next five years.

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