Paul Fain

Paul Fain, Senior Reporter, came to Inside Higher Ed in September 2011, after a six-year stint covering leadership and finance for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Paul has also worked in higher-ed P.R., with Widmeyer Communications, but couldn't stay away from reporting. A former staff writer for C-VILLE Weekly, a newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., Paul has written for The New York Times, Washington City Paper and Mother Jones. He's won a few journalism awards, including one for beat reporting from the Education Writers Association and the Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award. Paul got hooked on journalism while working too many hours at The Review, the student newspaper at the University of Delaware, where he earned a degree in political science in 1996. A native of Dayton, Ohio, and a long-suffering fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, Fain plays guitar in a band with more possible names than polished songs.

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November 15, 2012
Major data release from the National Student Clearinghouse gives the fullest, most reliable view of college graduation rates so far, and the numbers aren't so terrible.
November 14, 2012
The American Council on Education's plan to pursue credit recommendations for Coursera's massive courses is among wave of MOOC-related grants announced by Gates Foundation.
November 13, 2012
Presidents of community colleges received annual raises of roughly 4 to 6 percent per year between 2006 and 2012, according to a newly-released survey of executive compensation from the American Association of Community Colleges. The presidents' median base salary was $167,000. The association's study also found that three-quarters of respondents plan to retire within the next decade.
November 12, 2012
More states and public college systems are looking to prior-learning assessment to boost degree completion, thanks in part to nudges from state lawmakers and foundations.
November 9, 2012
Career Education Corp. on Thursday announced that it would close 23 of 90 campuses and lay off 900 employees to cope with declining revenue and enrollment.
November 8, 2012
Most community college students who transfer to a four-year institution make it to graduation, new research finds, particularly if they get an associate degree before transferring.
November 6, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education is questioning the "financial responsibility" of Corinthian Colleges based on the department's interpretation of the for-profit's estimated intangible assets, according to a corporate filing. If not resolved, the matter could lead to Corinthian losing its eligibility to participate in federal financial aid programs. The company said in a statement that it disagrees with the department's revised take on its assets.
November 2, 2012
Protections for veterans lead the way in Washington's higher education accountability push, as veterans' groups and college lobbyists, while sometimes at odds, look for common ground.
October 30, 2012
In a surprise move, Grand Canyon University this week said it would not accept the gift of a 217-acre campus in Northfield, Mass., according to a corporate filing.
October 30, 2012
California's Coastline Community College looks east to team up with out-of-state public universities on joint online degree offerings.

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