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 31, 2014
The online education company 2U's stock prices rose 7.54 percent after its first day of trading on Friday. The company had priced its initial public offering at $13 a share, and ended the day at $13.98. CEO Chip Paucek rang the opening bell to signal the start of trading Friday morning.
March 31, 2014
Bay Path College, a private women's college in Longmeadow, Mass., last week drew criticism for a mailer that advertised a new online degree program for adult learners with the headline "If you can shop online, you can learn online." The advertisement also showed a magazine-like spread of items such as a cap and gown, a diploma and a pair of high heels featuring legends such as "Take a step up. Or two." (heels); "College degrees. Tailored around you." (gown); and "Hold your head up. High." (gown).
March 31, 2014
Library directors at 66 liberal arts colleges call on publishers to ease ebook licensing restrictions.
March 28, 2014
Two months after its passage, the 1,582-page appropriations bill continues to be a source of legislative oddities.
March 26, 2014
XanEdu and AcademicPub, two custom courseware platforms, merge to serve the needs of an indecisive textbook market.
March 25, 2014
With a year and a half to go until the University of Arkansas launches its online institution, can the system avoid the pitfalls that have doomed similar initiatives?
March 25, 2014
Coursera hires Yale's former president and edX brings in a corporate executive to try to take them to the next level.
March 20, 2014
As more colleges send emails telling rejected applicants they have been admitted, some admissions officers share what they learned from their mistakes.
March 19, 2014
Pearson, the education company and publisher, on Tuesday confirmed it laid off 68 employees in its higher education division on March 12. The company, which is in the middle of a transition from print to digital products, has in its past two annual earnings reports warned about stagnant or falling profits as it completes its restructuring process. A person with knowledge of the layoffs, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said many of those laid off were editors, designers and publishers.
March 19, 2014
Students, faculty members and administrators at some institutions that are members of the law library consortium NELLCO will soon be able to read The New York Times for free, the media organization announced on Wednesday.

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