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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August 20, 2007
The adage that a picture is worth a thousand words may hold true for textbooks.Research presented Saturday in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association explored how students evaluate textbooks and the factors that make them more or less likely to read textbooks. The research was designed to build on studies that have previously found many students who skip buying textbooks and many others who buy and don't read -- despite evidence showing that careful readers of textbooks earn higher grades.
August 20, 2007
Washington Monthly, known for ratings that tweak U.S. News, devises formula to pick top two-year colleges -- and methodology is promptly attacked.
August 20, 2007
Twenty-three people, most of them Virginia Tech students, were sickened by a gas leak in an off-campus apartment building Sunday morning, The Roanoke Times reported. Five women, all of them students, remained hospitalized Sunday night.
August 17, 2007
Nearly two-thirds of full-time M.B.A. programs are reporting that they received more applications this year than last, according to a survey from the Graduate Management Admissions Council. Applications were reported up at 69 percent of part-time programs.
August 17, 2007
U.S. News sees drop in college presidents willing to judge other institutions' reputations; Pell Grant population used for first time, but with minimal impact.
August 16, 2007
Just weeks after Cambridge settlement that dismayed scholars, Yale prevails in ending libel suit over book it published about Hamas.
August 16, 2007
Critics of decision to suspend college operations create online archive of confidential documents from the administration.
August 16, 2007
New York State's attorney general, Andrew Cuomo, has expanded his investigation of conflicts of interest in higher education by looking at study abroad companies that reward colleges for the numbers of students who enroll, The New York Times reported. The focus of the investigation is on whether such payments influence the way colleges decide which programs their students may use.
August 15, 2007
Professors at Antioch College sued the board of Antioch University in Ohio court Tuesday, seeking to block the board's decision to suspend operations of the college. The suit charges that the board's actions violated contractual obligations to consult with the faculty and not to take steps that would damage Antioch.
August 15, 2007
Social scientists are more worried now than during McCarthy era, survey finds. Sociologists consider why and what to do about it.

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