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

June 8, 2011
Although the long-awaited "gainful employment" rule has now been released, latest Senate hearing on for-profit colleges follows a familiar path.
June 3, 2011
WASHINGTON -- The Education Department’s final “gainful employment” rule, which strives to hold most programs at for-profit colleges and certificate and vocational programs at nonprofit institutions to a new federal standard on student debt and employability, was released Thursday.
June 2, 2011
In softening rules requiring for-profit and vocational programs to prepare students for "gainful employment," Education Dept. disappoints supporters and fails to mollify critics.
June 2, 2011
Education Trust analysis asserts that only five colleges succeed at making quality higher education affordable for low-income students -- a finding challenged as overstated.
May 27, 2011
San Diego State, celebrated for helping students succeed without changing the makeup of its student body, faces criticism that it is abandoning its mission.
May 23, 2011
Colleges serving Asian-American students are now eligible for more federal grant programs.
May 20, 2011
Law school at the University of Georgia has hired a professor who oversaw a well-known Bush-era terror case -- but so far few seem to have noticed.
May 12, 2011
When the Nexus Research and Policy Center set out to study the costs and benefits of a bachelor’s degree, the results were perhaps unsurprising: the center, funded by the parent company and founder of the for-profit University of Phoenix, found that degrees are good for students and society, and that the education provided by for-profit and private colleges is a better deal for taxpayers than that offered by public institutions.
May 11, 2011
In wake of Nebraska's ouster and Syracuse's decision to leave research university group, some institutions look over their shoulders, and other experts question membership criteria.
May 5, 2011
A computer science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, feeling isolated and alienated in a department where he was a poor fit, referred to the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech in a conversation with colleagues who already found him hostile. A senior history major at Aurora University, in a dispute with a professor teaching a required course, allegedly made a threatening comment that included a reference to both the Virginia Tech shootings and those in 2008 at Northern Illinois University.

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