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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April 10, 2015
The doctors who work in clinics for students at the University of California System started a rolling strike Thursday, The Los Angeles Times reported. The doctors plan to strike for four days at the campuses in Northern and Central California, and then for four days at the campuses in Southern California. The university said that management doctors would fill in as much as possible, but that some nonessential appointments for students were being moved.
April 10, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Greg Bell, a medieval history expert at Winthrop University, offers a profile of the Crusades, focusing on time off the battlefield. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
April 10, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:
April 10, 2015
The former softball coach at Nyack College has been charged by New York State authorities with 94 counts of improper sexual contact with athletes on what was his team, The Journal News reported. Kurt Ludwigsen, who was hired in September and fired last month, is accused of kissing players, touching them sexually and harassing them. He is being held in jail and did not have a lawyer for his first court appearance.  
April 10, 2015
A reader sent us a video of Biddy Martin, Amherst College's president, announcing (in a very nonserious way) the performers for the annual spring concert.
April 10, 2015
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has filed court papers challenging the right of a county attorney to sue to block the closure of Sweet Briar College, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. The county attorney's suit cheered alumnae who have questioned the board's actions.
April 10, 2015
The National Communication Association released its 2014 faculty jobs report Thursday, reporting that the number of faculty positions in communication is up 1.6 percent over 2013. While that gain is modest, the number of positions is double that of 2009. The top specializations in faculty job listings in the field: digital/new media, public relations, mass communication, health and rhetoric.  

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