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

September 8, 2011
Federal panel on defining community college outcomes will need at least one more meeting before it makes final recommendations.
September 7, 2011
Survey finds that male and female college students pursue science and technology degrees for different reasons -- and they agree that K-12 preparation should be improved.
September 2, 2011
Faced with deep cuts to federal funding for foreign languages, some universities are dropping uncommon -- and strategically important -- languages.
September 2, 2011
Banks and former loan providers are entering the market for student aid refunds on debit cards, hoping to challenge the market leader by offering lower fees.
August 29, 2011
Social scientists who study disaster have seen their field expand dramatically in recent years, and new earthquakes and hurricanes offer new material for research.
August 18, 2011
In response to a survey on new "state authorization" rules, many colleges say they plan to abandon certain states rather than obtain permission from all 50.
August 17, 2011
The end of subsidized graduate loans in an era of declining resources means students will have to bear much of the increased costs.
August 17, 2011
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department is said to be considering changes to its tuition assistance for active-duty military members that would make students responsible for up to 25 percent of tuition costs. The budget-cutting move would affect more than 300,000 students who receive tuition assistance, especially those who pay less than $250 per credit hour -- a group that includes many community college students as well as students at for-profit institutions, which frequently tie their tuition prices for military service members to the maximum benefit payment.
August 9, 2011
Critics question plan to merge Catholic health group with teaching facility for University of Louisville medical school.
August 4, 2011
A new study evaluates colleges by calculating borrowing per graduate.

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