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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November 21, 2007
In challenge to support for NYPIRG, appeals court rejects SUNY-Albany's use of "advisory" votes on whether certain groups should get college funds.
November 20, 2007
In move that could have national implications, U. of California is changing undergraduate applications so that students will have 23 subgroups to identify themselves.
November 20, 2007
Groups seek joint statement on accountability and the importance of defining purpose of college -- and confront skepticism on whether measurement efforts go too far.
November 20, 2007
California State University at San Marcos has started a major in applied physics.Johns Hopkins University is starting two online master's degree programs related to biotechnology: a master of science in biotechnology and a master of science in bioscience regulatory affairs.Macon State College is starting a bachelor of science in nursing pro
November 20, 2007
A new loophole was inserted with little notice into federal law last year to provide "financial aid for the rich," according to U.S. News & World Report. The measure changed the way wealth is calculated to determine financial assets by excluding the assets associated with small businesses with up to 100 full-time employees.
November 19, 2007
The controversy continues over the University of Michigan Press and its distribution agreement with Pluto Press, a left-wing publisher in Britain whose books are handled by Michigan in the United States. Three of the eight members of the University of Michigan Board of Regents last week released a letter calling for the press to stop all distribution arrangements for other publishers.
November 19, 2007
Report on history journals finds that they confront complaints on an ad hoc basis -- without the benefit of standard procedures.
November 16, 2007
Study suggests that the lack of ideological diversity among professors can be traced in part to reasons (other than bias) why right-leaning undergrads don't pursue Ph.D.'s.
November 16, 2007
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development is preparing a new way to compare what students in higher education learn all over the world. The Economist reported that the basis for the rankings would be actual surveys of what students know. The first rankings are not expected until 2010.
November 15, 2007
Federal officials have finally said why they were delaying -- and eventually rejecting -- the visa application of Adam Habib, a prominent South African social scientist, to come to the United States for various academic meetings. Legal papers filed by the government said Habib "had engaged in terrorist activities." But those papers didn't detail the allegations, which were immediately denounced by Habib's many backers. The American Civil Liberties Union and others are suing over the visa denial.

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