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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April 23, 2008
Sen. Hillary Clinton won the Pennsylvania Democratic primary Tuesday, but exit polls pointed to continued strong student support for Sen. Barack Obama. A CNN exit poll found Obama winning 66 percent of voters aged 18-24, and 55 percent of those aged 25-29.
April 22, 2008
The American government continues its seeming love-hate relationship with international students. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday proposed hefty increases in the fees that foreign students must pay for their visas, to help pay for the government's system for tracking the whereabouts of the students once they're in the United States.
April 22, 2008
Chattanooga State Community College, Cleveland State Community College and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are offering a joint degree in construction management, which can be taken through a 2+2 program by starting at one of the community colleges.The University of Houston is starting a master's degree in theater.
April 22, 2008
Getting medicines to people who need them in developing countries is a top goal of public health experts worldwide, many of whom note that people are dying all the time of diseases for which treatments exist. Universities, whose scientists' research is crucial to many of those drugs and which enjoy a share of royalties on some of those drugs, are finding themselves drawn into a debate that has as much to do with the economics of the pharmaceutical industry as anything that takes place in a laboratory.
April 21, 2008
April 21, 2008
The discussion of gender and science can take place on many levels. Some focus on issues of bias in who gets to do science. Others use much broader definitions, looking at the impact of gender on scientific questions and findings, as well as on who leads the research enterprise. A new collection of essays, Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering (Stanford University Press), takes the broader perspective.
April 21, 2008
Steven Kazmierczak, who killed five students at Northern Illinois University in February and then killed himself, wrote frankly of his mental health struggles in his graduate school application essays, which the Chicago Tribune obtained under open records laws.
April 18, 2008
Survey finds that students and academics want personal and social duties taught, but don't necessarily think that they are.
April 18, 2008
Two key Congressional Democrats on Thursday proposed legislation that would allow teaching assistants at private universities to unionize. While many public universities recognize TA unions (which are regulated in the public sector by state laws), private universities' labor disputes are judged by the National Labor Relations Board, which in 2004 ruled that graduate students are primarily students, and not employees, so TA's are not entitled to unionize. The legislation announced by Sen. Edward M.
April 18, 2008
Some Brown University mathematics professors were confused and dismayed this month to learn that the university planned to admit 20 percent of its next freshman class completely at random -- by putting names in a hat and drawing them out.

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