Carl Straumsheim

Carl Straumsheim, Technology Reporter, 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 STRAWMS-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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March 27, 2015
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is continuing to fund projects that tackle digital scholarship and publishing in the humanities, and on Friday the foundation announced another round of such grants.
March 27, 2015
U.F. Online, the University of Florida's online arm, has after a yearlong search found a new director. Evangeline Cummings, director of the strategic management division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will replace founding director Elizabeth D. Phillips, who resigned two months after U.F. Online launched in January 2014. W.
March 26, 2015
Specializations, Academic Partnerships' initiative to help universities extend their reach to non-English-speaking students, has found its first four partners: business schools at the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, Rice University and the Uni
March 26, 2015
Customized domain names mean institutions are registering web addresses they will likely never use. Meanwhile, Ph.D. holders may not be allowed to use the domain that best suits them.
March 25, 2015
A new federal student privacy bill leaves out higher education, a move some legal scholars describe as a mistake.
March 24, 2015
U. of Michigan researcher finds that different formats for assignments result in notably different qualities of writing.
March 19, 2015
The same fraternity in the national spotlight for a racist video was involved in incidents against American Indians in the 1990's -- and Indians question whether the university is doing enough to boost minority recruitment.  
March 18, 2015
The domain extension ".college" became available on Tuesday, and colleges and universities can until April 17 register new Web addresses for free -- as long as they own the trademark. The company behind .college, XYZ, pitched the new domain extension as a branding opportunity. "As an example, Boston College could register for free before Sept.
March 13, 2015
The nonprofit research organization Ithaka S+R is back with another look at the many studies that compare student outcomes from face-to-face and online or hybrid courses, and once again, the results show "no significant differences" between the two modes of delivery. Questions about the studies' methodology also remain. D.
March 12, 2015
George Miller, a former congressman from California who served as the chairman of the U.S. House education committee, will join Cengage Learning in an advisory role, the company announced on Wednesday. Miller will focus on issues "including public policy and business strategy," the company said in a press release. First elected to Congress in 1974, Miller retired this January.


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