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 26, 2008
Florida Community College at Jacksonville is starting a bachelor of science program in nursing.Northern Kentucky University is starting a new master's program in English and a new graduate certificate in professional writing.
February 26, 2008
NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Latin American Studies Association and other education and business organizations are calling for an easing of U.S. rules on academic exchanges with Cuba in the wake of the retirement of Fidel Castro. Lifting some of the restrictions would "recognize Cuba's first presidential succession in 50 years" and provide a way to "increase U.S.
February 25, 2008
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education is taking up the case of June Sheldon, who lost her job teaching science courses at San Jose City College after a student complained about Sheldon's discussion, in a class on heredity, of the causes of homosexuality. Sheldon was talking about the "nature vs. nurture" debate with regard to why some people are gay, and students complained that her comments suggested that she did not believe anyone could be born a lesbian, and that the way she endorsed the "nurture" side of the debate was offensive.
February 25, 2008
The tragic killings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University have focused unprecedented attention on campus crime. But a special report issued by the Bureau of Justice Statistics last week -- updating data more than a decade old -- found long-term declines in campus crime rates at four-year institutions, and also substantial evidence for the professionalization of campus security forces.
February 25, 2008
Despite the concerns of many of its faculty members and historians nationwide, Southern Methodist University agreed to terms Friday for becoming the home of President Bush's library and of an institute that will promote the president's views and that will not be controlled by the university.
February 25, 2008
University announces its belief that negotiation of a possible transfer of control aren't far enough along to stay open next academic year.
February 25, 2008
Raises at public institutions slightly outpace those at privates, with largest gains at doctoral state universities.
February 25, 2008
University of Richmond holds the trademark on "Solutions for America," the name for many of her campaign events.
February 22, 2008
At Arkansas Tech U., Sondheim's Assassins is called off, just before opening night, but American Gangster is OK.
February 22, 2008
While they didn't disagree and the debate did not focus on higher ed, the two candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination touched on higher ed issues during their debate Thursday night. During a discussion of immigration issues Sen. Hillary Clinton denounced plans by the Bush administration to build a border fence that would cut off part of the campus of the University of Texas at Brownsville.

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