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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March 10, 2008
Why will officials who would think twice before banning a book close or alter an exhibit or play? Why is academic freedom more difficult to defend in a theater or museum?
March 10, 2008
Size of median increase didn't change at public four-year institutions, but edged up at private institutions.
March 7, 2008
A month after vote was put off, amid complaints from alumni and some trustees, the deal moves ahead.
March 7, 2008
When U. of the Cumberlands expelled a gay student, it set off a chain of events that may lead to its losing a $10 million appropriation.
March 7, 2008
Many campuses are dealing this week with the false alarms and jitters that tend to materialize in the wake of a tragedy such as the killings at Northern Illinois University. But at several institutions, the (unrelated) incidents are real. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, officials announced Thursday that the student body president, Eve Marie Carson, has been shot to death. Police have no suspects, but believe her vehicle was taken during the crime.
March 6, 2008
A student's lie set off the cancellation of classes and a lockdown Monday night at Appalachian State University, The Raleigh News & Observer reported. Police said that a senior English major found that the door to his off-campus apartment had been damaged and was afraid his landlord would fine him.
March 6, 2008
Budget bill for community colleges in Washington State may represent union campaign's first success at shifting positions from part-time to full-time -- and the plan is not embraced by all adjuncts.
March 6, 2008
Robert M. O'Neil has been a player on academic freedom issues from many perspectives. He has been a university president (University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin System), a legal scholar (law professor at U.Va.), and First Amendment advocate (director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression). He has also been chair of the American Association of University Professors' committee on academic freedom.
March 6, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Northeastern UniversityJessica Blom-Hoffman, counseling and applied educational psychologyRupal Patel, speech-language pathologyRavi Sundaram, computer and information scienceOccidental CollegeAnthony Chase, diplomacy and world affairsMary Beth Heffernan, studio artsSita Nataraj Slavov, economicsUniversity of Texas at Austin
March 5, 2008
New national data show that what has been a traumatic decade for computer science departments is finally starting to turn around. For the first time since 2000, the number of newly declared undergraduate majors at doctoral-granting computer science departments is up.

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