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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April 29, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Texas Christian University
April 29, 2008
R. Stephen Sears, dean of the business school at West Virginia University, has announced plans to resign. The decision follows Sunday's move by the provost, Gerald E. Lang, to quit in the wake of a scandal over a degree inappropriately and retroactively awarded to a politically connected business executive (she's the governor's daughter).
April 28, 2008
Academic medical centers should bar professors, students and employees from accepting gifts -- including equipment and services -- from companies or industry groups, a special task force of the Association of American Medical Colleges recommended in a report released Sunday. The association's Executive Council will consider the report in June. If the rules are adopted, they would likely be influential, although the AAMC does not control its members.
April 28, 2008
Despite recent increase and flurry of aid announcements from elite colleges, lowest income students have significant unmet need, report finds.
April 25, 2008
Study finds high correlation between reviews on the Web site professors love to hate and in formal evaluation system used by 275 colleges.
April 25, 2008
President quits after less than 2 years in office; board chair without academic background named as interim for 2-3 years.
April 25, 2008
David Rockefeller is giving $100 million to Harvard University to expand its study abroad opportunities for undergraduates and its art education offerings, The New York Times reported. The Times characterized the gift as the largest the university has received from an alumnus, and President Drew Faust expressed appreciation for the gift, despite the widespread publicity about the university's $35 billion endowment.
April 24, 2008
The Bush administration on Wednesday exhorted Congress to pass pending legislation that would give the U.S. Education Department the authority to buy student loans from lenders in the Family Federal Education Loan Program, saying that "prompt action" is needed to ensure that lenders have the funds to make loans to students this fall. In a letter to Sen.
April 24, 2008
Religious scholars at Marquette issue a challenge: How can a university be true to Catholic moral teachings and not offer its part timers health insurance?
April 24, 2008
NSF, citing privacy concerns, bars release of data on minority Ph.D. attainment when only small numbers of degrees are awarded. Diversity advocates question rationale.

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