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.

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Most Recent Articles

March 29, 2013
Sudden, deep cuts at the largest Lutheran seminary illustrate the challenges facing theological schools across denominations.
March 29, 2013
Most universities will face only minimal effects from the automatic budget cuts that went into effect at the beginning of the month, according to a report released Thursday by Moody's Investors Service.
March 27, 2013
A pilot program has set up online courses from Jesuit colleges at refugee camps in three countries.
March 26, 2013
Group representing college administrations and group representing non-tenure track faculty offer sharply different views on how to determine whether adjunct faculty members are full-time for the purpose of health care coverage.
March 22, 2013
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities said Thursday that the Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, the former president of Regis University, will become the group's new president. Father Sheeran, who was president of Regis for 20 years, oversaw the development of the college's online programs. The Rev. Gregory Lucey, the previous president of the group, which represents the nation's 28 Jesuit colleges, will return to Spring Hill College as chancellor. Father Lucey had led Spring Hill before he became president of the Jesuit college group in 2011.
March 21, 2013
Senate votes to ban federal funding for most political science research and to restore tuition assistance to active-duty service members.
March 15, 2013
After a slew of complaints about federal and private loan processing and collection, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeks oversight of the largest servicers.
March 14, 2013
Examining the results of the Gates Foundation's efforts to change the conversation around federal financial aid.
March 14, 2013
With the interest rate for subsidized loans set to double July 1, House hearing focuses on the broader future of the federal loan program.
March 14, 2013
When the Roman Catholic church's new leader, Pope Francis, until Wednesday Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, was announced Wednesday, presidents of Catholic colleges sent out statements praising the choice ("We are excited to move forward under the leadership of Pope Francis I and we pray that the Catholic Church will grow under his guidance in wisdom and Christ’s grace," John Garvey, president of the Catholic University of America, said.


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