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 2, 2009
Claiborne Pell, who, as a Democratic senator from Rhode Island from 1961 to 1997, played a key role in higher education policy, died Thursday, at the age of 90. Pell may be best known in higher education as the author of the legislation that created Basic Educational Opportunity Grants, which are the primary federal program to help low-income students go to college. Congress later renamed the grants Pell Grants in honor of the senator.
January 2, 2009
Study points to unequal home patterns and lack of flexible work options as possible explanation for the departure of women from medical school faculties.
January 2, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO -- Here’s a shocker: The one-night stand may be being replaced by long-term monogamous relationships when it comes to sex at academic conferences. That was among the revelations Tuesday at a panel of the Modern Language Association devoted to conference sex. Well, actually it was devoted to theorizing and analyzing conference sex, although it was probably the only session at the MLA this year in which a panelist appeared in a bathrobe.
January 2, 2009
Mercer University, in Georgia, is starting a Ph.D.
December 30, 2008
After years of attacking the group, he gets a chance to address its members, some of whom make clear they objected to the invitation.
December 30, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO -- How political should the Modern Language Association be?
December 30, 2008
Underground animal rights groups are claiming that they sent letter bombs or "special packages" to researchers at Johns Hopkins University who work with animals. Similar claims -- of late primarily about University of California researchers -- have sometimes, but only sometimes been accurate.
December 29, 2008
David Sinclair, a professor at Harvard Medical School, has quit the scientific advisory committee of Shaklee Corp., which markets an anti-aging "tonic" with language that suggests that it may delay aging in humans, a claim for which there isn't scientific evidence, The Wall Street Journal reported.
December 29, 2008
Women who teach English and other languages are more satisfied with classroom work than other aspects of their jobs, but report shame over pride in areas other than research, survey finds.
December 29, 2008
At MLA, professors describe how departments are rethinking curriculums and the tenure-track/adjunct divide. Beyond pedagogy, programs want to protect themselves.

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