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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August 2, 2007
The University of California at Los Angeles announced Wednesday that its police department is reviewing and changing guidelines for when Tasers can be used. Among the changes are limiting their use to violent subjects and barring their use on passively resistant subjects or handcuffed subjects.
August 1, 2007
Harvard University's endowment lost about $350 million in the last month because of poor performance by a hedge fund led by a former senior endowment manager at the university, The Wall Street Journal reported. The fund, Sowood Capital Management, recently lost more than half of its value. While $350 million is more than many colleges have ever had in their endowments, there won't be cries of financial exigency coming from Cambridge.
August 1, 2007
Purchase of Touro's distance education division reflects trend of for-profits buying nonprofits -- with goal of expanding online offerings.
July 31, 2007
When college leaders criticize rankings or fend off questions about accountability, they frequently point to the National Survey of Student Engagement. NSSE (pronounced like the Loch Ness monster's nickname) surveys the views of first-year and fourth-year students on a variety of measures of engagement and colleges say that they use the detailed reports they receive to improve their offerings.
July 31, 2007
Rice's unique, online approach takes shape -- in part by collaborating with traditional presses that can't afford to release books they believe have merit.
July 31, 2007
Oakland City University, in Indiana, has agreed to pay $5.3 million to settle a lawsuit charging that the institution illegally offered incentive pay to admissions recruiters and failed to report the payments to the Education Department, The Evansville Courier & Press reported. The suit was based on charges from a whistle blower, a former admissions official at Oakland City, who will receive $1.4 million of the settlement.
July 30, 2007
The City University of New York is preparing to raise admissions standards for its senior colleges, starting with SAT mathematics minimums but later extending to other requirements as well, The New York Times reported.
July 30, 2007
Clinton focuses on college preparation and outreach for disadvantaged; Edwards proposes savings plans.
July 30, 2007
After announcing resignation, president of college calls for autonomy from university -- giving new force to governance debate.

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