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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December 29, 2008
The first "Minerva" grants have been announced -- and they are going to respected scholars at leading universities for a range of topics that could inform U.S. military and diplomatic thinking. The grants also don't appear likely to end controversy over the program, although the change coming next month in the White House may lessen some concerns.
December 23, 2008
New report suggests goals for undergraduate majors in English and foreign languages -- including a "radical stance" that all such majors know both English and one other language well.
December 23, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Wabash CollegeJonathan Baer, philosophy/religionLon Porter, chemistryWesleyan UniversityJane Alden, musicMasami Imai, economicsFrancis Starr, physics
December 23, 2008
Emory University announced late Monday that Charles Nemeroff -- the subject of a U.S. Senate probe on conflict of interest by federally supported researchers -- had agreed to step down as chair of psychiatry. Nemeroff will remain as a professor, but the university said it would not submit grant applications in which he would play a role for at least two years.
December 22, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama used a Saturday radio address to both pledge commitment to the values of free inquiry in science and to add members to his science team. He stressed that the government needs not only to provide funds for science, but to respect its findings.
December 22, 2008
Generalities about "minority students" can easily hide specific issues related to various ethnic and racial groups -- and the ways they do and do not advance in the American educational systems. The Latino Education Crisis: The Consequences of Failed Social Policies, just published by Harvard University Press, is a scholarly attempt to focus on one fast-growing ethnic group.
December 19, 2008
Major scholarly study finds positive impacts from having roommates from different backgrounds -- and negative impacts from being members of groups largely of one race or ethnicity.
December 19, 2008
Chandler-Gilbert Community College, in Arizona, is starting a certificate program in sustainability and ecological literacy.Grinnell College is adding an interdisciplinary concentration in policy studies.Indiana University at Bloomington is starting a Ph.D.
December 19, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama has selected John Holdren, a physicist who has worked on environmental policy, as the presidential science adviser, according to Science Insider. Holdren is currently the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy and director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program at Harvard University.
December 18, 2008
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected 119 colleges and universities for its "community engagement" classification. These institutions will join 76 institutions identified in the 2006 selection process. The foundation is best known for its classifications based on the kinds of degree programs offered and the extent of graduate and research programs.

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