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 2, 2015
Faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon University who last weekend clicked on a link in an e-mail titled "Your salary raise information" were disappointed when they didn't find a pay increase but an attempt to steal their personal information. The university has since warned the campus community against the phishing scam and locked down the compromised accounts, WPXI reported. 
February 27, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to regulate the Internet as a public utility, a major win for the "net neutrality" advocates -- including higher education groups -- that lobbied the agency to ban paid traffic prioritization on the Internet. In a separate vote, the F.C.C. also overturned laws that banned municipal broadband providers from expanding their coverage.
February 27, 2015
Colleges and universities face few options to curb inappropriate behavior on Snapchat. Some have turned to educating students about responsible social media use.
February 25, 2015
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is aggressively funding efforts to support new digital models -- in writing, editing, financing and more.
February 23, 2015
Hobsons, seeking to offer college and career planning tools that follow students through their entire educational careers, acquires Starfish Retention Solutions.
February 19, 2015
Computer science department at U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinds a threat to crack down on students sharing code online.
February 19, 2015
Learning management system provider Instructure is inching closer to an initial public stock offering, and on Wednesday the company announced it had raised another $40 million in investor funding. The company, which develops the Canvas LMS, will use the funding to expand its presence in the corporate learning management system with Bridge. To date, Instructure has raised about $90 million in investor funding.
February 19, 2015
The New York Times and CIG Education Group on Wednesday announced the media organization's latest ed-tech initiative: NYT EDUcation, an online platform that will offer everything from college preparatory courses to continuing education for adult learners.
February 18, 2015
New America Foundation argues that regulations governing federal financial aid are keeping community college students from earning degrees faster.
February 16, 2015
U. of Virginia launches an "education accelerator" that could one day grow to become a Consumer Reports for the ed-tech market.

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