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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July 13, 2015
Bethel College tells faculty members they can't take leadership roles in groups that differ from church view on creation. Are Christian colleges cracking down on supporters of evolution?
July 13, 2015
As independent report faults American Psychological Association for failing to uphold its own ethical standards, a look back at how the tensions have played out in academe.
July 13, 2015
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican, has signed into law a budget bill that removes provisions on tenure and shared governance from state law -- moves opposed by faculty leaders and administrators. Governor Walker and Republican allies have said that governing boards can replicate important features as system policy that need not be in state law. But this has not reassured many in higher education. Rebecca M.
July 13, 2015
Last month, the journal Science received heavy criticism over an advice piece widely called sexist for encouraging a female scientist not to take seriously an adviser's pattern of looking at her chest, not her face, when they talked. The journal ended up pulling the column.
July 13, 2015
Lahcen Daoudi, Morocco's minister of higher education, gave a speech last week in which he said that arts and humanities graduates create a "burden on society" because they go home after graduation with "no practical knowledge" to find a job, Morocco World News reported. He called for reducing the percentage of university students (currently 9 percent) who study arts and humanities fields.
July 13, 2015
The University of Akron on Friday announced a three-year plan to save $60 million. The plan includes the elimination of 215 jobs (none of them faculty positions). In addition, the baseball team will be cut.
July 13, 2015
The University of Michigan today announced a $60 million gift to support entrepreneurial education efforts at its business school. The gift, from the Zell Family Foundation, will support the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and also create a $10 million fund to invest in student businesses.
July 13, 2015
Arizona State demotes history professor, accused of plagiarism in 2011 and 2014, based on investigation into the latter charges.
July 13, 2015
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, announced Saturday that he will veto legislation that would bar students whose parents brought them to the U.S. without legal authority to do so from participating in a state student aid program, The Kansas City Star reported. The legislation “flies in the face of what we believe as Americans and everything we know about the transformative power of education,” Nixon said.

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