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 11, 2008
As hundreds of presidents gather for American Council on Education meeting, one of their own delivers sharp critique of the way higher ed treats the 2-year sector.
February 11, 2008
A student at Louisiana Technical College's Baton Rouge campus on Friday shot and killed two other female students and then killed herself, The Advocate reported. Police are unsure about the shooter's motive. The shootings took place in a classroom with about 20 students.While momentum is growing in Congress to pass a new GI Bill, adding education benefits for a generation of veterans serving in Iraq, the Pentagon and Bush administration are opposed. The reason?
February 8, 2008
The Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday rejected the appeal of Guillermo Gonzalez, who had been denied tenure in the department of physics and astronomy, The Des Moines Register reported. Gonzalez is a supporter of intelligent design, which most scientists view as a non-scientific cover to attack evolution, and his backers have accused Iowa State of discriminating against him for his anti-evolution views.
February 8, 2008
In campus health centers, Heather Munro Prescott sees much more than places to promote student health. Their history reflects important societal values on the evolution of higher education in the United States, about the education of women, and about some of the most controversial social issues of the day.
February 7, 2008
Report examines demographics of those holding jobs that frequently lead to chief positions on campuses, and finds more women, but a largely white pool.
February 7, 2008
Congressional rhetoric is linking endowment payout rates to access for low-income students. But the data suggest no such relationship.
February 7, 2008
A tornado hit Union University, in Tennessee, Tuesday night, briefly trapping 13 students in rubble and sending 51 students to the hospital, 9 with serious injuries. There were no deaths. Damage to the campus was extensive, with 17 buildings affected. Many dormitories were either destroyed or seriously damaged. Classes will not resume until February 18.
February 6, 2008
Business Week has published a clarification stating that Drew Faust, Harvard University's new president, did not say that it would be wise for public universities to focus on the humanities and social sciences and to less ambitious science than is being conducted at Harvard and other elite private research universities.
February 6, 2008
Proposal -- on which higher ed in the state was split -- would have set aside funds for 2-year institutions and cut tuition. Universities feared impact on their budgets.
February 5, 2008
As Polytechnic board prepares for university to be absorbed by NYU, some trustees see lack of due diligence, squelching of faculty views, and conflicts of interest.

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