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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May 9, 2007
Worcester Polytechnic becomes first competitive science university to drop test requirement for admission.
May 9, 2007
In a mix of individual students' stories and demographic analysis, a new book by Peter Sacks offers a critical analysis of the role of colleges in the class structure of the United States. Tearing Down the Gates: Confronting the Class Divide in American Education is being published this month by the University of California Press. The book urges colleges to pay much more attention to issues of class, and to breaking down class barriers.
May 9, 2007
Several hundred students at California State University at Fresno were evacuated from off-campus housing Sunday night during an incident in which a student is charged with fatally shooting one man and wounding two others -- one of them also a student -- in a dispute over a PlayStation console, the Los Angeles Times reported.
May 8, 2007
New York's Legislature passed the country's first state law restricting the relationships between student loan companies and college officials. The law, which was supported by legislative leaders and New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and awaits the signature of Gov. Eliot Spitzer, would put into law the elements of the code of conduct that Cuomo has been persuading colleges and lenders to sign to govern their own interactions.
May 8, 2007
Is a professor about to lose his job for sharing George Washington's words with his colleagues?
May 7, 2007
After years of complaints and months of talk about challenging the role of U.S. News & World Report in ranking colleges, 12 college presidents have come forward with a call to arms. In a letter being sent to hundreds of liberal arts college presidents, the 12 call for their colleagues to stop filling out the survey of institutional reputations that makes up 25 percent of scores in the rankings -- the largest single factor in the formula.
May 7, 2007
The board of the Southern University system has suspended the system president for two months, with pay, and ordered him to cooperate with an investigation into allegations that the board chairman sexually harassed university employees, the Associated Press reported.
May 4, 2007
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education will live to see another year. Reports of the influential group's pending demise had been circulating in higher education circles for months, leading to speculation about what would happen, among other things, to its primary project, "Measuring Up," and annual report card on the state of American higher education. But in a statement planned for release today, the group's director, Patrick M.
May 4, 2007
House rejects attempts to bar NSF grants whose titles were mocked by Republican lawmakers.
May 3, 2007
Budget in Washington State narrows the pay gap between those on and off the tenure track.

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