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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February 7, 2017
The 90-year-old university press will close its doors this year after Duquesne decided to cut its funding.
February 6, 2017
Elsevier on Thursday said it has acquired Plum Analytics, a company that produces alternative metrics for tracking the impact of research, from the information services company EBSCO. The acquisition is the latest move in the metrics space by Elsevier, which last year launched CiteScore, an alternative to the widely used Journal Impact Factor.
February 6, 2017
College administrators in the field of student success who feel as though their jobs are getting more hectic each day aren't imagining things, according to the EAB.
February 3, 2017
Disability rights experts say an update to the Rehabilitation Act creates new expectations for accessibility standards in higher education.
February 3, 2017
Elsevier on Thursday said it has acquired Plum Analytics, a company that produces alternative metrics for tracking the impact of research, from the information services company EBSCO. The acquisition is the latest move in the metrics space by Elsevier, which last year launched CiteScore, an alternative to the widely used Journal Impact Factor.
February 2, 2017
Study finds that giving students timely feedback about their performance in a class can benefit students with lower grades.
January 31, 2017
Law students in North Carolina who bought Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptop need to disable its signature feature in order to take the state bar exam, the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners has decided. Apple last year introduced an updated version of the laptop that on some models replaces the standard row of function keys with a touch bar -- a small, touch-sensitive OLED display that changes depending on which application is being used.
January 31, 2017
Textbooks aren't selling like they used to, but a new business model that has led to increased access to course materials and lower costs at some universities is beginning to take shape.
January 30, 2017
Michael B. Eisen, the professor of genetics, genomics and development at the University of California at Berkeley who helped found the Public Library of Science (PLOS), said last week that he intends to run for the U.S. Senate in 2018. Speaking to Nature, Eisen said there is a need for scientists to be represented in the Senate.
January 27, 2017
Stanford University, Vanderbilt University and the University of California, Berkeley, are some of the recent institutions to see anti-Semitic fliers appear in campus printers and fax machines. The fliers feature swastikas and say "Samiz.dat [a reference to Soviet-era type of dissent] …. It’s almost here, we take power on the 20th," according to an NBC affiliate station in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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