Carl Straumsheim

Carl Straumsheim, Technology Correspondent, joined Inside Higher Ed in 2013. He got his start in journalism as a video game blogger for Norway's third largest paper, Dagbladet, at age 15, and has since dabbled in media criticism, investigative reporting and political coverage. Straumsheim (pronounced STROMS-hyme) boasts that he once received a perfect score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, which enabled him to pursue a bachelor's degree in English from LaGrange College and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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June 9, 2017
Columbia Law School's website crashed moments after fired Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey on Thursday mentioned he had passed memos about his calls and meetings with President Trump to a "good friend" at the school to indirectly leak them to the media. While Comey did not identify his contact, reporters quickly confirmed that Comey sent the memos to Daniel Richman, the Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law. The website came back online later in the day.
June 8, 2017
White paper explores changing the accreditation system to encourage continuous improvement and open the door to “alternative” education providers.
June 8, 2017
Online education provider Coursera said Wednesday that it had raised another $64 million, bringing its total equity funding to more $210 million.
June 6, 2017
Textbook publishers announce new measures to curb counterfeiting of physical books, including certification seals on book covers.
June 5, 2017
Handshake today said its career-services platform is now in use at more than 350 colleges and universities, a jump from the 160 institutions that the start-up touted earlier this year. Handshake, which has quickly grabbed a share of the career-services market since its launch in 2014, connects college students to employers, who can link up with colleges to view students' profiles.
June 2, 2017
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities is encouraging its 237 member institutions to equip its campus police departments with body-worn cameras -- or at least test the technology. The organization released a policy brief on body-worn cameras Thursday, pointing to research that suggests the cameras increase police accountability and transparency, and raising awareness about issues related to cost, privacy and data management, among others.
June 2, 2017
Months after deleting controversial lists of “predatory” journals and publishers, the librarian behind them still faces anonymous harassment online.
May 30, 2017
The university lays off dozens of remote, part-time staffers (with plans to hire full-timers) as part of a reorganization process ahead of projected enrollment growth for its competency-based division.
May 25, 2017
The company, known mainly as a bookstore operator, scores a potentially lucrative deal with the digital education consortium Unizin that could help it make its mark in the predictive analytics market.
May 25, 2017
A court in Bogotá, Colombia, on Wednesday cleared a biologist of criminal charges for posting an academic paper online. Diego Gomez, a former graduate student at the University of Quindío, faced fines and up to eight years in prison for posting the paper to the digital library and document-sharing platform Scribd. The decision was immediately appealed.


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