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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April 9, 2007
Missouri State asks outside experts to analyze controversial social work program -- and the results aren't pretty.
April 9, 2007
Professor claims amnesia as SEC accuses him of fraud of $134 million -- including most of his university's investment funds.
April 9, 2007
Appeals court ruling outlines student rights with computers in dorm rooms -- and sets narrow exemptions for administrators.
April 9, 2007
The U.S. Education Department announced Friday that Matteo Fontana, a career employee with responsibility for overseeing lenders, has been placed on administrative leave. In addition, the department announced that Margaret Spellings, the secretary of education, has asked for the resignation of Lawrence W. Burt from the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. Burt is director of financial aid at the University of Texas at Austin.
April 6, 2007
Yale University will move ahead with a tenure reform plan that is designed to create for the first time at the institutions a true tenure track -- with a path for some junior professors to be promoted. Yale has been among a handful of institutions without such a track.
April 6, 2007
Fallout grows in scandal over college ties to lenders, with new accusations and expanded debates over ethics and priorities.
April 5, 2007
On Wednesday, the other shoe dropped in a growing investigation of colleges' ties to the lenders they recommend to their students -- and many experts on the loan programs were stunned by the developments.
April 5, 2007
College students are regularly criticized as being ignorant, self-absorbed and interested only in pop culture. But a new national study -- conducted by Tufts University researchers -- found that students know more about politics and civic life than many fear they do, and more than those in the same age group who are not in college.The survey was conducted of people aged 18-24 who are not in the military. Half of those surveyed were in college full time and half were not. Demographics matched the population as a whole.Among the findings:
April 5, 2007
Harvard University is starting a dual master's degree program in business and government.
April 5, 2007
Some alumni and donors are asking questions about payments of $578,000 that Lawrence Davenport will receive as he leaves a position as chief fund raiser for Florida Atlantic University after one year in the job, The Sun-Sentinel reported. University officials said that Davenport and the institution were parting "amicably" because he wants to apply to be a president elsewhere.

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