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 5, 2008
Furor at West Virginia U. over inappropriately awarded degree, and possibility of such a situation at VCU, may point to what happens if registrars don’t have clout.
June 5, 2008
In a much anticipated speech, Drew Faust on Wednesday praised the "glorious" tradition of military service at Harvard University, but as the new president of the institution, she also made a criticism (albeit with subtlety) of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bars openly gay people from serving. Faust's talk came at the commissioning ceremony for Harvard graduates in the Reserve Officers Training Corps. Lawrence H.
June 4, 2008
Virginia Commonwealth University is investigating whether it awarded a bachelor's degree to Rodney Monroe, Richmond's chief of police, even though he lacked enough credits. The university issued a statement last month indicating that it was investigating allegations that a degree had been awarded inappropriately, but that statement did not identify the recipient. Monroe is about to take over as police chief in Charlotte, N.C.
June 4, 2008
Low graduation rates. High transfer rates. Students who never graduate. Gaps -- sometimes embarrassingly large -- between minority and white students’ retention rates. Are retention problems just too difficult to solve?
June 3, 2008
Study finds that in much of higher education, collective bargaining hasn’t stopped erosion of tenure-track lines. Community colleges may be different.
June 3, 2008
After 2 cases in which instructors lost jobs for refusing to sign, Cal State agrees to permit explanatory statements that will allow those with some religious beliefs to comply with state requirement.
June 3, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Fort Hays State University
June 3, 2008
The Israeli government told the country's Supreme Court Monday that it is reconsidering a ban on allowing students in Gaza to leave for study abroad, The Jerusalem Post reported. The comments came in a hearing about the case of a student denied permission to travel to Germany to accept a scholarship to pursue doctoral studies in computer engineering there.
June 2, 2008
A federal jury on Friday ordered Hewlett-Packard to pay Cornell University $184 million for infringing on a Cornell patent on ways to increase the speed of computers, The Syracuse Post-Standard reported. Like many patent lawsuits, this one is complicated and lengthy -- the university first sued over the dispute in 2002. A share of the proceeds will go to H.C.
June 2, 2008
Black Hills State University, in South Dakota, is starting a master of science degree in strategic leadership.

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