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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January 26, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Martin Gerdes, professor of biomedical sciences at the New York Institute of Technology, delves into a new treatment that could help us live longer and better lives. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 26, 2016
Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today “The Rise of Competency-Based Education,” our latest print-on-demand compilation of articles. This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.
January 26, 2016
New study suggests the SAT may over- or underpredict first-year college grades of hundreds of thousands of students.
January 26, 2016
Paul Ferguson resigned Monday as president of Ball State University, without an explanation and after less than two years in office. The Star Press reported that faculty leaders and others were surprised by the sudden exit and didn't know why he was leaving.
January 26, 2016
Melissa A. Click, who was roundly criticized after she blocked a student journalist and called for "muscle" to block others at a protest at the University of Missouri at Columbia, has been charged with misdemeanor assault, The New York Times reported. Click teaches communications at the university. She did not respond to a request for comment.
January 26, 2016
A federal judge on Monday issued an injunction to ban Iowa State University from barring student groups from producing T-shirts that include both university symbols or names and also pot plants, The Des Moines Register reported. The ruling came in a suit charging that the university was selectively enforcing trademark rights in a way to discriminate against a student group promoting the legalization of marijuana.
January 25, 2016
The Pentagon has asked the American Psychological Association to reconsider a ban it enacted last year on psychologists participating in national security investigations, such as those at Guantánamo Bay, The New York Times reported.
January 25, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Janet Rubin, professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how exercise can determine whether stem cells become bone or fat. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 25, 2016
OK, we know those at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Rochester and the University of Maine at Presque Isle are not that impressed with the volume of snow falling on the Middle Atlantic region, but many campuses are experiencing heavy snowfall and closed on Friday and today. Below are some of the photos we've spotted on social media. Tweet your photos to #IHEsnowday or send to editor@insidehighered.com -- and stay warm. Here's a Virginia Tech student celebrating a snow day on Friday.
January 25, 2016
The University Senate at Loyola University New Orleans voted 38-10 to pass a measure of no confidence in the president, the Reverend Kevin Wildes, The New Orleans Advocate reported. Professors say cuts Father Wildes has announced are in large part due to poor decisions he made when the university faced earlier financial and enrollment problems.

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