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In a First, Non-Norwegian to Lead Norwegian University

March 30, 2015

An American, Curt Rice (right), was last week named rector of Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Rice is the first non-Norwegian selected to lead a Norwegian university. Rice has been an administrator and faculty member at the University of Tromso, in Norway, and has been active in efforts to recruit women into academe, particularly in science fields. Among those saluting his most recent success is Augsburg College, his alma mater, which was founded by Norwegian Lutherans.

Rice has published in the University of Venus blog on Inside Higher Ed (see here and here and here), and also has contributed essays to Inside Higher Ed.


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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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