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Goldie Blumenstyk

Senior Writer
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Goldie Blumenstyk joined The Chronicle of Higher Education, where she is a senior writer, in 1988. A nationally known expert on the business of higher education, she has won multiple awards from the Education Writers Association; reported for The Chronicle from China, Europe, Israel, and Peru; and also contributed to The New York Times and USA Today.

A frequent speaker at conferences and guest on public-radio shows and C-SPAN, she is the author of the Washington Post best-selling book American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2015).

At The Chronicle she writes The Edge, a fortnightly newsletter on the ideas, people, and trends that are changing the higher-education landscape. She is also the author of two in-depth Chronicle reports, “The Adult Student” andCareer-Ready Education,” and co-author ofThe Innovation Imperative” and “Higher Education in 2035.” Previously she covered City Hall for The Orlando Sentinel. She is a graduate of Colgate University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Stories by this Author

  • The Edge

    Two Research Universities Forge a Unique $11.5-Million Online-Ed Collaboration

    Shunning models tried by others, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville reached out to Arizona State University to help it expand its digital offerings and tap new pools of students.
  • The Edge

    Colleges Bootstrap Their Way to AI Literacy

    With strategies like hands-on experiments, librarian-led demos, and templates for model-policy language, colleges are preparing for a new era in tech.
  • The Edge

    What ‘Today’s Students’ Still Need

    For one, policies recognizing that adult students “aren’t just recent high-school grads who showed up on campus a few years late.”
  • The Edge

    Some Colleges Are Getting AI-Ready. Are You?

    New approaches for bringing artificial-intelligence literacy to campus. Plus: Is the “public-service college” a viable business model?
  • The Edge

    18,000 More Low-Income Students

    Eight years on, the American Talent Initiative is “back on the growth trend,” but lags far behind its goal.
  • The Edge

    The Problem of the Missing Men

    With fields like teaching, psychology, and social work becoming “progressively female,” a new effort urges higher ed to help reverse that trend.
  • The Edge

    4 Ideas to Improve Higher Ed Get Put Through Their Paces

    At The Chronicle’s annual pitchfest, our “sharks” weighed in on ideas to help students get to and through college — and beyond.
  • The Edge

    Join The Chronicle at SXSW EDU

    Come discuss political headwinds, and check out our “shark tank” on ideas to reshape the college experience.
  • The Edge

    7 Tips to Offer Career Services for All

    Turning campus jobs into mentored experiences and training professors to counsel students are just two ways to democratize access to career advice.
  • The Edge

    Missed Opportunities in Nondegree Credentials

    New reports highlight ways to better deploy those programs and to improve students’ access to federal assistance. Plus: strategies for creating programs for incarcerated students.