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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November 19, 2008
A number of college presidents have made a point of turning down raises or making substantial contributions to their institutions when their salaries have gone up. Many of those presidents earn quite a lot. James A. Drake, president of Florida's Brevard Community College, was just awarded a healthy increase in his salary, which went from $190,000 to $290,000 -- more than most professors, but not setting any records among presidents. On Tuesday, Drake announced that he was donating the entire $100,000 raise to the college for scholarships to help students pay for books.
November 18, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama continues to name members of his transition team. Among the latest announcements are that the National Science Foundation agency review will be led by Jim Kohlenberger -- who was senior domestic policy adviser to Vice President Al Gore, where he focused on science and technology -- and Henry M. Rivera, a lawyer.
November 18, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Eastern Illinois UniversityLilian Barria, political scienceJohn Mace, psychologyKaren Swenson, political scienceSonoma State University
November 18, 2008
Jess H. Lord, dean of admissions and financial aid at Haverford College, says that "up until Friday I've been telling anyone who would listen to me to get ready because I assumed ED numbers would drop." He said it was "absolutely my assumption that ED would be hit hard by the economy -- that applying ED would be seen as a luxury and folks would hold off." "ED" is admissions lingo for early decision, in which applicants apply early and pledge, if admitted, to enroll.
November 17, 2008
After you've been called racist by some students, can you sue to get your reputation back?
November 17, 2008
Andrew Cuomo has a new target: student health insurance companies and their ties to colleges. The New York Times reported that Cuomo, New York State's attorney general, has requested information from both private and public colleges, focusing on whether the terms of policies are disclosed fully to students and whether colleges receive improper payments for requiring students to use a particular insurer.
November 14, 2008
City and state officials joined Thursday in New York City to announce that funds had been secured to rebuild the Borough of Manhattan Community College's Fiterman Hall, which was destroyed on 9/11. Restoring the facility has been a top goal for the college ever since, but the requisite $325 million in funding has not been easy to obtain. On Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the city would contribute $139 million.
November 14, 2008
U. of Iowa is stunned by second case this year of a professor facing sexual harassment allegations killing himself.
November 14, 2008
Bellingham Technical College, in Washington State, is starting an associate of applied science program in dental hygiene.The College of Notre Dame, in Maryland, is creating a School of Education, which will offer a number of new degrees, including new master’s programs: Catholic teacher leader, with a concentration in religious studies; and liberal studies, with a concent
November 13, 2008
AAUP finds concerns about due process and academic freedom in case of mathematics instructor let go after 12 years of work.

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