Reporter

Marcella Bombardieri

Bombardieri covers higher education. She previously spent five years working on investigative projects as a member of the Spotlight Team, where she shared a George Polk award for legal reporting. A graduate of Brown University, she has been a reporter at the Globe since 1999.

Latest stories

Harvard professor challenges school’s denial of tenure

By Marcella Bombardieri , Globe Staff

Candidates turned down for the lifetime appointment, the biggest achievement in a professor’s career, generally never know why.

Harvard goes all in for online courses

By Marcella Bombardieri , Globe Staff

Quietly, Harvard has built what amounts to an in-house production company to create massive open online courses.

Tufts accepts finding it violated law in sex assaults

By Marcella Bombardieri , Globe staff

The school had backed out of an agreement after being told that it was not in compliance with Title IX.

Students’ efforts put campus sex assaults into spotlight

By Marcella Bombardieri , Globe Staff

Advocates believe searing accounts from victims are helping to fuel the intense scrutiny that colleges now face.