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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February 13, 2008
A state appeals court has found "ample evidence" for a trial in a lawsuit by a woman who charges that the University of Washington tried to keep quiet her allegations that a football player raped her, The Seattle Times reported. The alleged rape took place in 2001. The woman also sued the football player (who settled with her and another woman who sued him over similar allegations).
February 12, 2008
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has underestimated the potential for a terrorist attack on campus-based nuclear research reactors, according to Congressional auditors, The New York Times reported. The newspaper said that the audit by the Government Accountability Office found few meaningful changes in security requirements, post-9/11, despite the potential for the reactors to be targets.
February 12, 2008
Despite reports of "digital divide," some colleges report notable progress in attracting minority students through online programs.
February 11, 2008
As hundreds of presidents gather for American Council on Education meeting, one of their own delivers sharp critique of the way higher ed treats the 2-year sector.
February 11, 2008
A student at Louisiana Technical College's Baton Rouge campus on Friday shot and killed two other female students and then killed herself, The Advocate reported. Police are unsure about the shooter's motive. The shootings took place in a classroom with about 20 students.While momentum is growing in Congress to pass a new GI Bill, adding education benefits for a generation of veterans serving in Iraq, the Pentagon and Bush administration are opposed. The reason?
February 8, 2008
The Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday rejected the appeal of Guillermo Gonzalez, who had been denied tenure in the department of physics and astronomy, The Des Moines Register reported. Gonzalez is a supporter of intelligent design, which most scientists view as a non-scientific cover to attack evolution, and his backers have accused Iowa State of discriminating against him for his anti-evolution views.
February 8, 2008
In campus health centers, Heather Munro Prescott sees much more than places to promote student health. Their history reflects important societal values on the evolution of higher education in the United States, about the education of women, and about some of the most controversial social issues of the day.
February 7, 2008
Report examines demographics of those holding jobs that frequently lead to chief positions on campuses, and finds more women, but a largely white pool.
February 7, 2008
Congressional rhetoric is linking endowment payout rates to access for low-income students. But the data suggest no such relationship.
February 7, 2008
A tornado hit Union University, in Tennessee, Tuesday night, briefly trapping 13 students in rubble and sending 51 students to the hospital, 9 with serious injuries. There were no deaths. Damage to the campus was extensive, with 17 buildings affected. Many dormitories were either destroyed or seriously damaged. Classes will not resume until February 18.

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