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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March 19, 2008
Bellarmine University, in Kentucky, is starting a master of arts program in communications.Bowie State University, in Maryland, has started a bachelor's degree in sports management.Mount Ida College, in Massachusetts, is offering a new online bachelor's program in funeral home management.
March 19, 2008
A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging Michigan's 2006 voter referendum that barred affirmative action at public colleges and other state agencies. A coalition of groups had challenged the measure as discriminatory against minority students. The Detroit News reported, however, that David Lawson, a federal district judge, ruled that the plaintiffs had failed to demonstrate discriminatory intent.
March 18, 2008
The president of Southern Illinois University, Glenn Poshard, placed the chancellor of the Carbondale campus, Fernando Trevino, on leave Monday, based on "serious concerns" about his performance, the Chicago Tribune reported. Trevino has been in office only since July. No details were available about what led to the leave.Two more colleges have joined the growing number pledging to eliminate loans for low-income students.
March 18, 2008
Hollywood films the ultimate academic story. Will Luke Wilson and David Koechner be credible academics? Will professors find the story believable? Will non-academics care?
March 17, 2008
Key University of California faculty panel wants system campuses to stop requiring them.
March 17, 2008
A single University of Michigan professor taught 294 independent studies for students, 85 percent of them athletes, from the fall of 2004 to the fall of 2007, according to The Ann Arbor News. According to the report, which kicks off a series on Michigan athletics and was based on seven months of investigation, many athletes reported being steered to the professor, and said that they earned three or four credits for meeting with him as little as 15 minutes e
March 14, 2008
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted down, 71-29, a proposal to ban earmarks for one year, The Washington Post reported. Earmark critics -- including the three senators running for president -- say that the practice of directing projects to specific colleges (or other entities) encourages wasteful spending.
March 14, 2008
Should a private admissions counselor also be able to work for a school or college?
March 14, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:College of the Holy Cross
March 13, 2008
Board of anthropology association pushes ahead to restore prohibition on studies that can't be shared, but hesitates on absolutist language encouraged by members.

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