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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September 24, 2008
U. of Illinois tells professors they can't have bumper stickers or attend campus political rallies -- but then says it will use "common sense" on enforcement.
September 23, 2008
While only a few colleges eliminated the controversial practice, some institutions and applicants may be moderating their use. Of course, new controversial practices are emerging.
September 23, 2008
For 25 lucky people, many of them academics, today is the day they are officially named MacArthur Fellows. The program -- frequently called the "genius" fellowship -- is sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and recipients are awarded $500,000 in no-strings support over the next five years.
September 22, 2008
Panel convened by admissions group finds that many colleges could and should operate without standardized testing.
September 22, 2008
Top scholars gather to share research findings and works in progress that explore why gender gaps persist in the professoriate and other prestigious jobs on campuses.
September 19, 2008
Education Department cautions colleges on what they must do to justify considering race in admissions decisions -- and some accuse department of try to discourage diversity efforts.
September 19, 2008
An outside investigator has found that the University of Iowa failed to protect a female student who brought sexual assault charges against two football players, The Des Moines Register reported. The investigator's report was presented to the Iowa Board of Regents Thursday. The university was criticized in particular for failing to protect the woman from harassment by other athletes after she brought the charges.
September 19, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:North Central College (Ill.)Nancy Keiser, educationSteve Macek, speech communicationState University of New York at Albany
September 18, 2008
The membership of the American Psychological Association has voted to amend its code of ethics to specifically bar members from working in settings where people are held outside of the protections of international law or the U.S. Constitution. The vote -- 8,792 to 6,157 -- follows years of intense debate in which some psychologists accused their scholarly association of leaving loopholes in its anti-torture policy.


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