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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October 26, 2007
David Horowitz, the conservative activist, and his allies have been giving speeches denouncing radical Islam on campuses all week as part of "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" -- viewed by many critics as a cover for spreading fear about Muslims.
October 26, 2007
Keeping forms short is the rage, but does this help wealthy get aid they don't need? At College Board meeting, officials are split -- amid some talk of board getting back in federal aid application business.
October 25, 2007
University press faced criticism for distributing books published by leftist outfit but decides to maintain its ties, while also drawing up guidelines for such relationships.
October 25, 2007
Ever wonder what goes on behind closed doors on Greek row? A communications professor provides such a look in Inside Greek U.: Fraternities, Sororities, and the Pursuit of Pleasure, Power and Prestige, just published by the University of Kentucky Press. Alan D. DeSantis, who teaches at the University of Kentucky, is both a tough critic and defender of the Greek system.
October 25, 2007
The U.S. Senate fell short Wednesday of the 60 votes needed to proceed to a vote on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would offer a pathway to permanent residency for students in the country without documentation who complete two years of college or military service. In a statement on the floor following the 52-44 vote, the bill's sponsor, Sen. Richard J.
October 24, 2007
Legislators in Texas have succeeded in getting $154 million in funds restored to community colleges, The Dallas Morning News reported. The funds had been vetoed by Gov.
October 24, 2007
The importance of science to the American university extends well beyond research or teaching. As a new collection of essays demonstrates, science is central to the economics of the modern research university, the mission of universities (as seen by those who run them and politicians), and the make-up of the academic workforce.
October 23, 2007
Leading academics band together to decry outside interference in tenure reviews, especially in cases involving scholars of the Middle East.
October 23, 2007
Annual study by College Board also finds continued growth in share of borrowing that comes from private loans.
October 23, 2007
Oral Roberts returned Monday to the university named for him and vowed that "the devil is not going to steal" the institution, The Tulsa World reported. The current president, Richard Roberts, is Oral's son and is on leave because of accusations of numerous forms of impropriety as well as reports that his wife had an inappropriate relationship with an underage male. Oral Roberts said that the charges are false and that his son would eventually return to the presidency.

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