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 21, 2008
The discussion of gender and science can take place on many levels. Some focus on issues of bias in who gets to do science. Others use much broader definitions, looking at the impact of gender on scientific questions and findings, as well as on who leads the research enterprise. A new collection of essays, Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering (Stanford University Press), takes the broader perspective.
April 21, 2008
Steven Kazmierczak, who killed five students at Northern Illinois University in February and then killed himself, wrote frankly of his mental health struggles in his graduate school application essays, which the Chicago Tribune obtained under open records laws.
April 18, 2008
Two key Congressional Democrats on Thursday proposed legislation that would allow teaching assistants at private universities to unionize. While many public universities recognize TA unions (which are regulated in the public sector by state laws), private universities' labor disputes are judged by the National Labor Relations Board, which in 2004 ruled that graduate students are primarily students, and not employees, so TA's are not entitled to unionize. The legislation announced by Sen. Edward M.
April 18, 2008
Survey finds that students and academics want personal and social duties taught, but don't necessarily think that they are.
April 18, 2008
Some Brown University mathematics professors were confused and dismayed this month to learn that the university planned to admit 20 percent of its next freshman class completely at random -- by putting names in a hat and drawing them out.
April 17, 2008
New technology, designed to help colleges attract diverse classes without legal challenges to affirmative action, will get first use in decision making.
April 17, 2008
American University in Cairo is starting a master's degree in digital journalism.Daniel Webster College, in New Hampshire College, has started an M.B.A.
April 17, 2008
Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton expressed support for affirmative action in higher education in their Pennsylvania primary debate Wednesday night, but with broader definitions of who should benefit. Obama reiterated his view that economic factors -- not just race and ethnicity -- should count.
April 16, 2008
Three publishers sued Georgia State University Tuesday, charging that digitally distributed course materials were violating their copyrights, The New York Times reported. The case could be the online equivalent of litigation waged by publishers years ago against printed coursepacks -- although those suits were generally filed against copy shops.
April 16, 2008
Defense secretary discusses plans for new university consortia and grants -- largely in social sciences -- for non-classified research, and pledges no political restrictions.

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