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Higher Education Editor

Jon Marcus

Jon Marcus, higher-education editor, has written about higher education for the Washington Post, USA Today, Time, the Boston Globe, Washington Monthly, is North America higher-education correspondent for the Times (U.K.) Higher Education magazine, and contributed to the book Reinventing Higher Education. His Hechinger coverage has won national awards from the Education Writers Association and he was a finalist for an award for beat reporting from the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The former editor of Boston magazine, Marcus holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree from Bates College. A journalism instructor at Boston College, he says he ends up learning from his students far more than he teaches them.

Recent Stories

They still value a degree, but Americans increasingly question the cost

Fifty-eight percent in new poll think colleges put their own interests ahead of students’

As graduates obsess about jobs, colleges cut spending on career services

Higher education institutions have collectively reduced career budgets 11.4 percent

Top universities could take thousands more low-income students, study says

Most elite schools have posted budget surpluses they could use to subsidize financial aid

With consumers pushing back against increased tuition, colleges seek new revenue

From selling produce to licensing logos for caskets, schools try to diversify their incomes

At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate

Federal figures show the success rate for veterans at some schools is infinitesimal

Why academics write and speak in jargon — and what they can do about it

Listen to a Hechinger-led panel from SXSWedu and translate “academic” into English

Free college didn’t die with the Clinton campaign. It’s just getting started

Momentum builds for state and local tuition-free programs, but concerns build too

Placement rates, other data colleges provide consumers are often alternative facts

Advocates warn that calls for less regulation could result in even more misleading info

Study: Half or more of community college students struggle to afford food, housing

Biggest-ever survey on the topic also suggests that 14 percent of students are homeless

In one country, anger over soaring college costs has led to violent protest

Observers say the growing student anger is a sign of things to come in the U.S.

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