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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January 7, 2008
Historians consider why new doctoral students get disconnected from what drew them to the field (bad historiography being one culprit) -- and how to keep them excited.
January 7, 2008
History journal editors explain the challenges of dealing with complaints -- while some scholars see inadequacy in current systems.
January 7, 2008
Papers at annual meeting explore assessment, student aid, course sequence and the role of community colleges.
January 4, 2008
Unusual college ousts its president after only six months on the job, apparently due to dispute with trustees over fund raising.
January 4, 2008
Polling from Thursday night's Iowa caucus suggests that student participation was high -- and strongly leaning for Sen. Barack Obama. According to the nonpartisan Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, 11 percent of eligible voters under the age of 30 participated in caucuses, up from 4 percent in 2004 and 3 percent in 2000. A Democratic group, Young Voter PAC, released data early Friday saying that young people made up 22 percent of those at Democratic caucuses, up from 17 percent in 2004.
January 3, 2008
Barack Obama has a group of historians backing his campaign, and Ron Paul also has a group of academic supporters. On Wednesday, the John Edwards campaign announced the formation of "Economists for John Edwards," featuring such names as James K.
January 3, 2008
Scholars and association protest government plan to expand power of campus boards that monitor research on human subjects.
January 3, 2008
Chatham University, in Pennsylvania, is starting a low-residency M.F.A.
January 2, 2008
Openings are up while number of new Ph.D.'s is down, but doctorate specialties aren't always where the positions are.
January 2, 2008
For every James Meredith, who gained fame for becoming the first black student at the University of Mississippi, there were many other students who broke racial barriers without attracting much attention.Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement: White Supremacy, Black Southerners and College Campuses (University Press of Florida) tells the stories of some of those students and also portrays the broader story of the desegregation of higher education -- which the essays in the book argue was much more evolution

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