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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September 15, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:University of North Carolina at AshevilleJoseph Berryhill, psychologyKathie Garbie, health and wellnessLora Holland, classicsBrian Hook, classicsKeya Maitra, philosophyMary Lynn Manns, management and accountancyNancy Ruppert, educationLorena Russell, literature and languageLorraine Walsh, multimedia arts and sciencesUniversity of Notre Dame
September 15, 2008
Colleges and taxpayers spend between $2.3 billion and $2.9 billion on remedial education, according to a report being released today. The Associated Press reported that the report, "Diploma to Nowhere," criticizes the American educational system for allowing so many high school students to graduate without being aware that they can't do college-level work.
September 12, 2008
In remarks Thursday night at a forum on national service, both presidential candidates criticized universities -- such as the forum's host, Columbia University -- that do not welcome Reserve Officers Training Corps programs on their campuses. Sen. John McCain said, according to an account in Bloomberg: "We're here in a wonderful institution, but do you know that this school will not allow ROTC on this campus? ....
September 12, 2008
Mills College is starting an M.F.A. program in creative writing and book art.St.
September 12, 2008
Among the sub-debates in the debates over affirmative action are questions over the relative significance of race and class. A new book attempts to explore race and class simultaneously in a college setting. In Race and Class Matters at an Elite College, Elizabeth Aries explores the insights she gained by studying four groups of students at Amherst College: affluent white students, affluent black students, white students without a lot of money and black students without a lot of money.
September 11, 2008
San Antonio College asks some part timers to teach 12 credits, but makes them certify that they are teaching less than that -- eliminating the need to pay benefits, and cutting pay as a result.
September 11, 2008
Sallie Mae, frustrated by profit margins it considers too low on federal loan programs, wants to make $10 billion in private loans over the next 16 months, Bloomberg reported. The wire service quoted Albert Lord, Sallie Mae's CEO, as predicting more loans with co-signers. "What we see with these students is an empty credit file, not a weak credit file,'' Lord said at an investors' conference. "We like these students' long-term credit potential.
September 10, 2008
A new group -- the American International Recruitment Council -- has been formed to try to create and encourage the adoption of ethical standards for agents hired by American colleges that recruit students abroad.
September 10, 2008
Study of white medical students finds link between institutional demographics and perceptions of ability to care for diverse populations.
September 9, 2008
Foreign, male and white doctoral students are more likely than their American, female and minority colleagues to finish their programs.

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