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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

Study: Fast-rising room and board costs worsen college affordability problem

Food, dorm charges are increasing far faster than inflation, new calculations show

From the archives: Already languishing in red tape, refugee students now may be barred altogether from U.S.

Even without new restrictions, very few in this “lost generation” will ever get to study here

Colleges are pushed to stand behind what they sell with money-back guarantees

As prices rise, pressure to make schools share risk is winning broad bipartisan support

Obama says failing to help everyone will drag down the economy. Here’s how research shows that’s true

Failing to get Hispanics to and through college will lower incomes for all, according to growing body of knowledge

Budget cuts are taking the heaviest toll on colleges that serve the neediest students

States are disproportionately subsidizing schools whose students are wealthier, whiter

Students, feeling nickel-and-dimed, force new scrutiny of college fees

A handful of schools call a halt to unexpected fees that are rising faster than tuition

Veterans continue to battle for their military training to count as college credit

Despite new efforts for change, the problem costs veterans time and taxpayers money

More universities and colleges reach out to boost their home communities

In a time of falling trust, the trend is in institutions’ self-interest as well as social interest

College and university enrollment is down for fifth straight year

Dropoff threatens goal of raising the proportion of the population with degrees

A military college doubles down on making learning faster, longer lasting

Could this innovation help civilian universities speed their students to degrees?

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