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 25, 2008
When black people or topics are covered in overviews of American government and politics, they end up in the civil rights chapter, study finds.
January 24, 2008
Most students approve of the role Mom and Dad are playing in college choices -- and minority freshmen are more likely than white counterparts to want even more guidance.
January 24, 2008
As scrutiny increases (and stock market takes a tumble), data show how cautious colleges are with their funds -- and how the wealthiest institutions continue to gain ground.
January 24, 2008
Sallie Mae officials said Wednesday that they would shy away from lending money to students at institutions with poor graduation rates to try to limit the lender's exposure to risky loans. In a conference call with reporters to release the company's 2007 financial results, which were not pretty, Albert Lord, its chairman, said that "Sallie Mae has lent too much money to students who have gone to schools without very good graduation records," suggesting that many of those loans had led to defaults.
January 23, 2008
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, without comment, refused to hear an appeal of lower court rulings that said a professor who left Washington University in St. Louis did not have the right take with him tissue samples donated to the university for research there. Many research universities feared that if the appeal had been heard and the decisions reversed, the stability of many laboratories could have been disturbed.
January 23, 2008
Public higher ed leaders rarely endorse, especially in primaries, so decision by U. of Florida chief surprises many. But he's not alone in aligning early.
January 23, 2008
Survey of employers finds they think new degree holders have basic skills, but not what they need to advance. And those doing hiring aren't looking for more standardized tests.
January 22, 2008
Key educators and foundation officials issue manifesto calling for more course material to be free and easily available online.
January 22, 2008
Bemidji State University, in Minnesota, is starting a new bachelor of applied science program in applied engineering.Georgia Southern University is starting a doctor of nursing practice degree program.Villanova University has started a master of science in church management.
January 22, 2008
Yale University has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent since 2005, President Richard C. Levin announced Monday in a speech in Copenhagen. Yale announced a plan for steep reductions by 2020 -- even as the university adds many facilities -- and Levin said that the progress to date suggests that Yale can reach its goals well before the 2020 deadline.

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