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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February 22, 2008
While they didn't disagree and the debate did not focus on higher ed, the two candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination touched on higher ed issues during their debate Thursday night. During a discussion of immigration issues Sen. Hillary Clinton denounced plans by the Bush administration to build a border fence that would cut off part of the campus of the University of Texas at Brownsville.
February 21, 2008
The University of Colorado Board of Regents voted 6-3 Wednesday night to select Bruce Benson as the system's next president. Benson -- an energy executive who has been active in Republican politics and who has not held academic jobs -- was backed by all the Republicans on the board and none of the Democrats. Many faculty members have opposed his selection, citing his lack of academic experience, perceived opposition to tenure, and partisan activities.
February 21, 2008
Columbia Teachers College professor who reported noose outside her door is punished for "numerous" instances of using others' scholarship as her own. She charges a "witch hunt."
February 20, 2008
For second year in a row, rate of giving to colleges by their graduates drops. Is this cause for concern?
February 19, 2008
Does the fact that he won't be speaking at a scholarly meeting reflect common sense or political correctness? Professors consider questions of fairness, civility and when it's appropriate to be unruly.
February 19, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Kansas State University
February 19, 2008
Princeton University is announcing today that it is studying the idea of sending about 100 admitted students -- or about 10 percent of an entering class -- abroad for a tuition-free year of public service prior to enrolling. Admitted students from outside the United States would participate in countries other than their own.
February 18, 2008
Career Education Inc. on Friday announced plans to shut nine colleges, seven of them part of the Katherine Gibbs chain, following a "teach out" period to help current students. A statement from Career Education said that the move was part of a previously announced strategy to focus on key areas, and that attempts to sell the colleges didn't succeed.
February 18, 2008
At Arizona State, a scholarship to deal with impact of a referendum disappears; in Michigan, right to get licenses is restored.
February 18, 2008
Bryant University has started a major in applied mathematics and statistics.Defiance College and Northwest State Community College, both in Ohio, are starting a joint B.S.

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