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 5, 2008
Research center starts new project to compare academic salaries in 15 countries. For senior professors, Saudi Arabia leads by far.
November 5, 2008
President-elect has called for reform of loan programs, a tuition tax credit in exchange for service, new investments in research, and a broader concept of affirmative action.
November 5, 2008
William Ayers, the one-time leader of the Weather Underground whose (minimal) ties to Barack Obama made him a constant topic of criticism from Republicans over the last two months, has given his first interview since the controversy started.
November 4, 2008
While most of the political discussion this fall has focused on the presidential race, there are a number of higher ed issues that may be resolved today as well. Massachusetts voters will consider abolishing their income tax -- a shift that public higher education leaders fear could have a devastating impact on their funding.
November 4, 2008
"God is dead." That phrase, from Friedrich Nietzsche's The Gay Science, is among the philosopher's most well known -- and most hotly debated.At Temple College, a community college in Texas, the words in the original German -- Gott ist tot -- have been barred from a professor's office door. While the college says that to leave the phrase up would offend others and constitute and endorsement of the phrase, the professor and others see a double standard in place, and a violation of academic freedom.
November 4, 2008
Who should be considered by a President Obama or a President McCain for education secretary? Some serious and not-so-likely ideas.
November 3, 2008
Lower court's ruling would have made it easier for Californians with learning disabilities to seek accommodations on standardized tests.
November 3, 2008
Large universities report that once they start using student response technology in class, popularity grows -- as do policy issues.
November 3, 2008
The program for the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association is out and there is a surprise speaker: David Horowitz. The long-time critic of the academic left and humanities professors will appear in San Francisco Dec. 29 on a panel on academic freedom, along with Mark Bauerlein of Emory University (himself sometimes a critic of the academic left, but one whose tone would not be confused with that of Horowitz), Norma E.
October 31, 2008
Police arrested a University of Kentucky student and his friend Thursday in connection with the hanging of an effigy of Sen. Barack Obama on campus -- an incident that upset many students and others at the university, The Lexington Herald-Leader reported. The two arrested face a charge of disorderly conduct in connection with the actual hanging of the effigy, and also burglary because they are alleged to have stolen items from a fraternity for use in the effigy.

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