John, and Scott welcome Sarah Brown, Senior Reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education (https://bit.ly/3nEw1gq ) for some decompression after a long, long year in higher ed world. A ton of good laughs, a little musical deep dive, and of course, some higher ed chat. Sarah talks about her lifelong connection to higher ed, how she landed on covering higher ed for The Chronicle, and some of the big issues facing the industry at the end of 2020. Sarah shares her incredible insight on student mental health and developmental challenges, the impact of student reliance on digital technology and social media, the complexity of student life today, balance and nuance in reporting, Title IX process expectations and communication, and the tension between compliance and culture. We are big Sarah Brown fans here at Higher Ground, and we appreciate her journalistic integrity and style and her contributions to an outstanding episode!
Some of Sarah’s recent higher ed coverage – all of them worth a read: