Libby A. Nelson

Libby A. Nelson has covered federal policy, Congress and religious colleges for Inside Higher Ed since April 2011. She previously worked as a reporter for The Times-Tribune in Scranton, Pa., and as an intern at the Chronicle of Higher Education, where she reported on the federal government in 2009 and 2010. While studying at Northwestern University, she worked as a reporting intern for the New York Times, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune and the St. Petersburg Times. She graduated from Northwestern in 2009 with a degree in journalism. She is fluent in French.

Libby can be reached at 202.448.6117 or libby.nelson@insidehighered.com. She's also on Twitter at twitter.com/libbyanelson.

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Most Recent Articles

January 18, 2012
A report released Tuesday by Law School Transparency, a nonprofit advocacy group, found that the majority of law schools do not provide data on whether their graduates are employed as lawyers or whether they find part-time work, among other categories.
January 17, 2012
Contraception provisions in the federal health care law are at the center of a dispute between religious colleges and the Obama administration.
January 9, 2012
In light of criticism about job placement and student debt in legal education, admissions officers discuss transparency in law school admissions.
January 6, 2012
Law school professors and administrators agree that the past year has been difficult — but find less consensus on what to do in the future.
January 5, 2012
The Association of American Law Schools gathers in Washington today, but with few mentions of the crisis in legal education on the agenda.
January 4, 2012
Representative John Kline, the Minnesota Republican who is chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, has asked Education Secretary Arne Duncan to explain the department's choice of negotiators for rule making panels this month on the federal student loan program. The department has said the negotiations, announced in October, will focus largely on technical issues.
January 3, 2012
Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky has stopped a controversial merger between the University of Louisville's teaching hospital and a Roman Catholic health system. The idea for the merger provoked an uproar in the state last year.
December 21, 2011
Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich is unique in the field for his academic past -- and for some of the ideas he has put forward.
December 19, 2011
Federal panel appears to have rejected idea of decoupling accreditation and financial aid eligibility, favoring less-dramatic changes to quality assurance system.
December 16, 2011
A budget compromise would slightly increase funding for the National Institutes of Health and change eligibility for the largest federal grant program for college students.

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