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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June 17, 2008
California Lutheran University is starting a master of science in information systems and technology.Kapiolani Community College, of the University of Hawaii, is starting a certificate program in hotel and restaurant operations.The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is starting a doctor of nursing pra
June 17, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, went to Kettering University, in Michigan, Monday to deliver what he billed as a major speech on U.S. competitiveness and his focus was very much on education at all levels.
June 16, 2008
Iowa has been hit hard by massive rain and flooding, forcing closures at some some institutions, damage at others, and sighs of relief at still others. At the University of Iowa, classes have been called off this week as some buildings have been flooded -- even as volunteers use sandbags to try to minimize damage. Kirkwood Community College has canceled all classes through Wednesday and classes in Iowa City for all of this week.
June 16, 2008
Professional association and union will now be legally separate in ways association leaders hope will bolster both. Joint organizing seen increasing with AFT.
June 16, 2008
AAUP also weighs in on campus guns (con), teaching evolution (pro), and loyalty oaths (con), and tables measure to criticize Israel.
June 16, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Augusta State UniversityEdgar Johnson, communicationsRandall Miller, political scienceSharon Lorenti, nursingBeth Pendergraft, early childhood educationCamilla Reid, library scienceRobert Smalley, accountingYing Wang, mathematicsSteven Weiss, philosophyJudi Wilson, teacher educationCalifornia State University at Fresno
June 13, 2008
Talk to private college leaders in confidence these days, and many (at least outside the most competitive and wealthy institutions) are unhappy with their financial aid policies. President after president (not to mention admissions or financial aid directors) will say that they are spending too much on merit aid (grants given to those who don't really need them) and not enough on need-based aid.
June 13, 2008
The University of Michigan saw a decline in applications this past year -- the first full admissions cycle under the state's new ban on affirmative action -- from members of underrepresented minority groups. Total applications were up 8.5 percent, but applications from black, Latino and Native American students fell by 2 percent.
June 12, 2008
Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, but Republicans are focusing in on his Chicago neighborhood -- and its famous university -- as the way to tag him as liberal. What would Saul Bellow say?

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