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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January 3, 2008
Barack Obama has a group of historians backing his campaign, and Ron Paul also has a group of academic supporters. On Wednesday, the John Edwards campaign announced the formation of "Economists for John Edwards," featuring such names as James K.
January 3, 2008
Scholars and association protest government plan to expand power of campus boards that monitor research on human subjects.
January 3, 2008
Chatham University, in Pennsylvania, is starting a low-residency M.F.A.
January 2, 2008
Openings are up while number of new Ph.D.'s is down, but doctorate specialties aren't always where the positions are.
January 2, 2008
For every James Meredith, who gained fame for becoming the first black student at the University of Mississippi, there were many other students who broke racial barriers without attracting much attention.Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement: White Supremacy, Black Southerners and College Campuses (University Press of Florida) tells the stories of some of those students and also portrays the broader story of the desegregation of higher education -- which the essays in the book argue was much more evolution
January 2, 2008
Arizona is the latest state where extending health benefits to the partners of gay employees in public higher education has become controversial. Capital Media Services reported that the administration of Gov. Janet Napolitano has moved through the state regulatory process to add the benefits, arguing that offering them will make the state's colleges more competitive in recruiting employees.
December 31, 2007
Many librarians and others in higher education have worried that undergraduates, having learned to find information (accurate and otherwise) online, would lose interest in libraries. Actually Americans in the so-called Generation Y (ages 18-30) turn out to be more likely to visit libraries than are other adults -- both for problem solving and for general use.
December 31, 2007
The Modern Language Association frequently helps out its critics with provocative session titles and left-leaning political stands offered by its members. At this year’s annual meeting, in Chicago, some MLA members have worried that the association was poised to take stances that would have sent David Horowitz’s fund raising through the roof with resolutions that appeared to be anti-Israel and pro-Ward Churchill.
December 31, 2007
What's hot and what's not (theory?) at the book exhibits of the Modern Language Association.
December 31, 2007
At MLA meeting, panelists consider new ways to frame adjunct issues, as well as issues related to service requirements and new attempts to bridge the tenure-track/non-tenured divide.

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