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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October 2, 2008
A panel of faculty members and administrators has urged Virginia Commonwealth University to adopt new guidelines for research contracts that would assure that ties to companies are public and that researchers are free to publish the results of their work.
October 1, 2008
Stephan Grzeskowiak entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday to charges that he hacked into the e-mail of a former student who is also alleged to be his former lover. The allegations relate to Grzeskowiak's time teaching at the University of St.
October 1, 2008
Jane Margolis is a scholar of equity issues raised by technology whose previous book was Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women and Computing. Her new book, which (like the previous one) is published by MIT Press, focuses on how issues of class and race affect access to technology and training. Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing is based on research by Margolis in Los Angeles high schools serving students of varying socioeconomic backgrounds.
September 30, 2008
U. of Michigan will admit a small number of law students without the normal standardized test. Some see a significant shift. Some see an effort to game the rankings. Michigan sees neither.
September 29, 2008
At admissions officers' meeting, study suggesting more skepticism of standardized tests is widely praised. Authors debate next steps while more colleges show interest in going test-optional.
September 29, 2008
High school counselors remain divided on what they should tell colleges about the disciplinary records of applicants. Should admissions officers know if potential students were suspended?
September 29, 2008
For decades, critics of standardized testing -- and especially of the SAT -- have said that these examinations fail to capture important qualities, resulting in admissions systems that favor certain groups over others, while failing to represent test takers' full identities. And generally, these critics have said, the qualities that the SAT is best at identifying are those that wealthy white students are more likely than others to possess.
September 29, 2008
Babson College -- in collaboration with the EM Lyon Business School and Zhejiang University -- is starting a master of science program in management with a concentration in global entrepreneurship.The Community College of Baltimore County and Towson University are starting a joint program in which students will earn associate, bachelor's and master's degree in nursing, with a focus on nursing educatio
September 29, 2008
Allegations surfaced Friday that Vance Watson, interim president of Mississippi State University, used university staff and equipment for landscaping the Jackson, Miss., home of Thomas Meredith, the commissioner of higher education for the state. As a result, The Clarion-Ledger reported, Meredith requested and was granted a leave, pending an investigation of the complaints.
September 26, 2008
The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association has taken the next step -- but by no means the last -- in the process changing the group's ethics code to restrict secret research.


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