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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May 22, 2008
Virginia Commonwealth University has a secret contract with Philip Morris USA under which the university agreed to unusually restrictive terms, The New York Times reported. Among other conditions, the Times reported, professors are barred from publishing research supported by the company or even talking about the research, without the permission of Philip Morris. If reporters ask questions, the university must decline comment and report the inquiry to the company.
May 22, 2008
For all the talk about globalization, new survey finds many colleges don't show much evidence of embracing study of the world outside the United States.
May 22, 2008
After several years of research and testing, ETS will add a major component to the primary test for those enrolling in graduate school, potentially changing how professors evaluate students.
May 21, 2008
New analysis of Europe's "Bologna" movement suggests that colleges in the U.S. could soon face substantial pressure to better define what their own degrees and credits mean.
May 21, 2008
Women's group issues report arguing that class and race are more powerful than gender in trends facing boys, but others question the analysis.
May 21, 2008
A jury on Monday convicted Xiang Li of 11 felony counts of threats to injure or kill in relation to e-mail messages he was found to have sent to former colleagues at Morrisville State College of the State University of New York, The Syracuse Post-Standard reported. Multiple computer experts testified that the e-mail messages came from Li.
May 20, 2008
A few months ago, the State University of New York was anticipating an infusion of funds from the state, prompted by a special commission created by Gov. Elliot Spitzer. But as an article in The Albany TImes Union outlines, the months since Spitzer's downfall have left the system without a chief advocate for the plan -- at a time that a deteriorating state budget has hindered the ability of legislators to provide any extra funds.
May 20, 2008
Political scientists consider whether it's OK to give the same presentation more than once -- and whether hiring committees should take note of the practice.
May 20, 2008
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:Niagara UniversityMorgan Brooks, educationWilliam Edwards, biologyBarbara Iannarelli, educationVince Rinaldo, educationCraig Rivera, criminal justiceTexas State University at San Marcos
May 19, 2008
Divide between the two kinds of financial aid is less clearcut than many think, according to new study of public flagship universities.

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