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U of Arkansas Ends eVersity Online University

May 31, 2022

The University of Arkansas system last week ended its eVersity, an online university, The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

The university was started in 2014 and was hailed as a way for the university to educate adult students. It has only 120 students.

Instead, the university will promote online learning through the University of Arkansas Grantham, which was created in August when the university bought for $1 Grantham University, a for-profit university based in Lenexa, Kan., with approximately 5,500 students. The students at eVersity will be able to finish their degrees or programs at Grantham.

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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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