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 18, 2008
Plenty are seeing their funds shrink amid Wall Street's woes. While that's not unique to higher ed, academe may face particular challenges if more faculty hold off on going emeritus.
September 17, 2008
College human resources group releases annual survey on benefits, which finds relatively few colleges offering paid child care and fewer paying full costs of health insurance.
September 17, 2008
Remarks by presidential candidates draw attention to issue at Columbia and elsewhere, but whether anything will change remains to be seen.
September 17, 2008
Jerry Farley, president of Washburn University, is facing criticism for writing a letter -- on university stationery -- asking a judge for leniency for a convicted sex offender. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that three members of the university's board have criticized the decision. Farley wrote on behalf of a man who pleaded no contest to charges of sexually soliciting a 13-year-old girl.
September 16, 2008
A California appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit -- rejected by a lower court's judge -- challenging a state law giving in-state tuition rates to some high school graduates who cannot demonstrate a legal right to live in the state, The Contra Costa Times reported. The class action attacking the law says it is unfair to U.S. citizens who are from outside California and who pay high, out-of-state rates.
September 16, 2008
A dance scholar -- who had previously taught at 2 universities and won acclaim for work with China -- quits after discovery that she didn't have the education she listed.
September 16, 2008
Gains are greater for foreign students than those from the U.S., for blacks than for whites, and for those studying in the health sciences than in other disciplines.
September 16, 2008
George Mason University has added a graduate certificate in forensics.Niagara County Community College is starting a certificate program in geographic information systems.The University of Pennsylvania is starting a Ph.D. program in Africana studies.
September 15, 2008
Economist suggests a focus on the relative impact of articles adjacent to one another in journals.
September 15, 2008
Brown U. considers how to improve students' educational experience -- while not taking away their freedom. Among the strategies: e-portfolios and being overt about priorities.

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