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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June 21, 2007
In his landmark demographic studies of black America, W.E.B. Du Bois found that by 1880, 54 black women had earned college degrees. A new book, Black Women in the Ivory Tower: 1850-1954 (University Press of Florida), tells the stories of these women and those who followed them in the period up to the end of legal segregation in the United States. The author of the book is Stephanie Y.
June 20, 2007
In the wake of meetings this week of the Annapolis Group -- an organization of liberal arts colleges -- critics of the U.S. News & World Report college rankings are expecting a significant increase in the number of institutions where presidents pledge not to participate in the "reputational" portion of the rankings or to use scores in their own promotional materials.
June 19, 2007
New study sees high school grades as a far better predictor than SAT scores, but notes large gap in ability to predict anything.
June 19, 2007
Few American college presidents may have as much insight into leading progressive colleges
June 19, 2007
Andrew Cuomo, attorney general of New York State, sent a letter to Congress Monday describing his concern over redlining-type practices by "a significant number of lenders" in the student loan industry, The New York Times reported. In this case, he said that some lenders -- whom he did not name -- are setting interest rates on private loans on a college-by-college basis, based on default rates.
June 18, 2007
A coalition of faculty senates will today release a report calling for major reforms of intercollegiate athletics -- with many of the recommendations calling for an enhanced role for professors in overseeing sports programs. The Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics is calling for the creation of a Campus Athletic Board at each campus, a majority of whose members would be tenured professors selected through faculty governance structures.
June 18, 2007
Demise of Antioch College points to challenges facing progressive colleges -- and strategies used by some to thrive.
June 18, 2007
Strategy is to create more separation of collective bargaining and other functions.
June 15, 2007
Proposed reporting requirements on college costs renew debate over what motivates institutions to economize.
June 15, 2007
A Tennessee judge ruled Tuesday that Fisk University may not sell any of the 101 works of art it received from Georgia O'Keeffe in 1949, The Tennessean reported. Fisk has been trying to sell two works for millions of dollars -- and would have no trouble closing a deal -- but legal challenges have questioned whether the O'Keeffe gift permitted such a sale.

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