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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February 16, 2009
A federal jury last week awarded $175,000 in damages to Philip Stotter, a former chemistry professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, to compensate him for research materials trashed by the university during a laboratory cleaning that the institution ordered and carried out, The San Antonio Express-News reported.
February 13, 2009
The Inter Faculty Organization, the independent faculty union that represents more than 3,000 faculty members at the seven four-year institutions in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the system have reached a tentative contract agreement that calls for no salary increases or annual "step" increases for the next two years.
February 13, 2009
Although he isn't a fraternity brother, Nicholas L. Syrett has immersed himself in the world of Greek history. Syrett, an assistant professor of history at the University of Northern Colorado, is interested in much more than pledging and bonding. His new book is The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities (University of North Carolina Press).
February 12, 2009
Because of maturity level, some high school students may be at even more of a disadvantage than their peers when it comes to making an early commitment to a college, study finds.
February 12, 2009
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday revived a lawsuit by a University of Louisville medical student with a reading disorder who sued for extra time on the United States Medical Licensing Examination. The student -- who earlier in his academic career received extra time on the ACT and MCAT -- had his request for the medical licensing test rejected, and a U.S. district court found that he failed to demonstrate discrimination under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
February 11, 2009
Nearly 300 people attended a meeting at Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum Tuesday night to discuss the importance of preserving access to its noted art collection, The Boston Globe reported. Brandeis officials set off a furor last month by announcing plans to shut the museum and sell its art -- and while the university has pulled back from its position a bit, it is still pledging to stop operating a public art museum.
February 11, 2009
Professor involved in evolution dispute says university has lifted limits on his teaching and use of his book.
February 10, 2009
Study of chief academic officers finds that they like their jobs. But in potential break with traditional patterns, they don't necessarily want to become presidents.
February 10, 2009
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Gustavus Adolphus CollegeMargaret C. Bloch Qazi, biologyPriscilla Briggs, art and art historyScott K. Bur, chemistryCasey Elledge, religionElizabeth A. Jenner, sociology and anthropologySujay Rao, historyMichelle L. Twait, libraryWilliams College
February 10, 2009
The "clustering" of college athletes in certain academic majors has been drawing increased attention, amid concerns that the National Collegiate Athletic Association's increasing academic standards, well-intentioned as they are, may be driving athletes -- or prompting colleges to push athletes -- into majors that are perceived as easier.

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