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 24, 2008
The Bush administration on Wednesday exhorted Congress to pass pending legislation that would give the U.S. Education Department the authority to buy student loans from lenders in the Family Federal Education Loan Program, saying that "prompt action" is needed to ensure that lenders have the funds to make loans to students this fall. In a letter to Sen.
April 24, 2008
Religious scholars at Marquette issue a challenge: How can a university be true to Catholic moral teachings and not offer its part timers health insurance?
April 24, 2008
NSF, citing privacy concerns, bars release of data on minority Ph.D. attainment when only small numbers of degrees are awarded. Diversity advocates question rationale.
April 23, 2008
Sen. Hillary Clinton won the Pennsylvania Democratic primary Tuesday, but exit polls pointed to continued strong student support for Sen. Barack Obama. A CNN exit poll found Obama winning 66 percent of voters aged 18-24, and 55 percent of those aged 25-29.
April 22, 2008
The American government continues its seeming love-hate relationship with international students. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday proposed hefty increases in the fees that foreign students must pay for their visas, to help pay for the government's system for tracking the whereabouts of the students once they're in the United States.
April 22, 2008
Getting medicines to people who need them in developing countries is a top goal of public health experts worldwide, many of whom note that people are dying all the time of diseases for which treatments exist. Universities, whose scientists' research is crucial to many of those drugs and which enjoy a share of royalties on some of those drugs, are finding themselves drawn into a debate that has as much to do with the economics of the pharmaceutical industry as anything that takes place in a laboratory.
April 22, 2008
Chattanooga State Community College, Cleveland State Community College and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are offering a joint degree in construction management, which can be taken through a 2+2 program by starting at one of the community colleges.The University of Houston is starting a master's degree in theater.
April 21, 2008
April 21, 2008
The discussion of gender and science can take place on many levels. Some focus on issues of bias in who gets to do science. Others use much broader definitions, looking at the impact of gender on scientific questions and findings, as well as on who leads the research enterprise. A new collection of essays, Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering (Stanford University Press), takes the broader perspective.
April 21, 2008
Steven Kazmierczak, who killed five students at Northern Illinois University in February and then killed himself, wrote frankly of his mental health struggles in his graduate school application essays, which the Chicago Tribune obtained under open records laws.

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