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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March 11, 2013
Grand Valley State University has agreed to pay $40,000 to a student who sued for the right to have a guinea pig with her on campus, The Grand Rapids Press reported.
March 8, 2013
California Baptist University is starting a bachelor of science program in nutrition and food science. Loyola University Maryland is starting a master of arts program in emerging media. Owens Community College is starting an associate degree in magnetic resonance technology.
March 8, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Matthew Gilg of the University of North Florida reveals what reproduction between diverging species has to teach us about evolution. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 8, 2013
Liberty University, founded by Jerry Falwell in 1971, has doubled its enrollment in the last six years -- twice -- to become the largest private university in the country, The Washington Post reported. Much of the growth has been online. Total enrollment at Liberty is now 74,000, with 62,000 enrolled online.
March 8, 2013
Students were terrified Wednesday when an intruder came into a law school class at Seattle University and engaged in bizarre behavior, The Seattle Times reported. A man in a trench coat, eating ice cream, entered the classroom, sat down at a table at the front of the classroom and refused the professor's request that he leave. Authorities said he turned over tables and other classroom furniture and that some students thought he might pull a gun (he didn't).
March 7, 2013
The University of Michigan will today announce a $50 million gift for its graduate program in writing, reported. The gift is believed to be the largest ever for a writing program, and comes at a time that mega-gifts have become much more common for science and business programs than for those in the humanities. The gift is from Helen Zell, a Michigan graduate and longtime supporter of the program.  


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