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 8, 2007
Educators and others in the University of California and California State University Systems are increasingly questioning a budget deal the university systems reached in 2004 with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Los Angeles Times reported. Under the deal, the university systems accepted large cuts that year in return for pledges of budget stability through 2011.
October 8, 2007
Professors lean left, but major new study of faculty views finds more centrism and less radicalism than critics of academe see -- with growing moderation among young academics.
October 8, 2007
Kentucky student journalists apologize for slave auction imagery that was designed to comment on efforts to end segregation of Greek system.
October 8, 2007
The Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, in Massacusetts, has started an engineering certificate program for undergraduates at Wellesley and Babson Colleges and Brandeis University. The sequence of five courses will be designed for those considering careers where some engineering background would be desirable or for non-engineering majors who are considering engineering graduate programs.Mount St.
October 5, 2007
While most programs are new, evidence emerges that they are having success with the disadvantaged students who frequently are lost to higher ed.
October 5, 2007
J. David McSwane, who wrote the now notorious editorial about President Bush for The Rocky Mountain Collegian, will keep his job. The editorial contained two words, one of them starting with an F, and set off many calls for McSwane to lose his position as the top editor at the student paper at Colorado State University.
October 4, 2007
U. of St. Thomas decides that the Nobel laureate’s past comments on Israel were “hurtful” to some Jews and so blocks invitation he had accepted to speak on campus.
October 3, 2007
University presses and other publishers announced this week that they have dropped a suit against the U.S. Treasury Department because the agency has dropped certain requirements that effectively forced publishers of works produced in Cuba, Iran and other "enemy nations" to obtain government permission before proceeding. While the publishers continue to object to the authority asserted by federal officials, the government's willingness to revise its interpretations of rules allowed the suit to be settled.
October 2, 2007
Martha Ann Dow, president of Oregon Institute of Technology, died Saturday, six months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, The Oregonian reported. Dow was credited with enrollment increases at Oregon Tech and with expanding programs in the health professions.
October 2, 2007
In 1990, Ernest Boyer published Scholarship Reconsidered, in which he argued for abandoning the traditional “teaching vs. research” model on prioritizing faculty time, and urged colleges to adopt a much broader definition of scholarship to replace the traditional research model.

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