Paul Fain

Paul Fain, News Editor, 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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May 1, 2018
The University of Rhode Island managed to boost its student completion rates and change its gen-ed curriculum while recovering from the budget slashing of the recession.
April 30, 2018
Iowa's Supreme Court has tossed out a lower court's decision in the long-running legal battle over Ashford University's eligibility to receive Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.
April 25, 2018
Strada Education Network announced Tuesday that it has acquired Economic Modeling LLC, a company commonly referred to as Emsi, which uses economic data to track employment and salary trends. Colleges increasingly use Emsi and Burning Glass to track labor markets with an eye toward their graduates' employment options. The nonprofit Strada did not disclose how much it paid for Emsi.
April 25, 2018
After being criticized by policy makers and others for not doing enough to crack down on poorly performing colleges, the nation's regional accreditors in February began a project to learn more about graduation metrics and how to prod colleges to improve them.
April 20, 2018
Louisiana's Board of Regents announced Thursday that it has hired Kim Hunter Reed as the state's next commissioner of higher education. Since early last year, Reed has been executive director of Colorado's Department of Higher Education, a similar role to the one she'll play in Louisiana.
April 20, 2018
Student government presidents from 82 colleges and universities signed a letter to leaders in the U.S. Congress and to President Donald Trump calling for "common sense" gun control. The University of Virginia Student Council led the effort, which was backed by student leaders from community colleges, public institutions and private colleges.
April 18, 2018
Softer tone and focus on job training at ASU+GSV, the glitzy educational technology conference.
April 16, 2018
The Adecco Group, a major temporary-staffing firm based in Switzerland, announced Monday that it will buy General Assembly, the largest skills and coding boot camp provider in the U.S. General Assembly has 20 campuses and trains employees for corporate partners, including IBM and Capital One, and also offers boot camps to low-income students in cooperation with LaGuardia Community College.
April 12, 2018
Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons this week announced that it would eliminate student loans with scholarships for all students who qualify for financial aid. Roughly half of the students who are currently enrolled at the college receive some form of aid.
April 12, 2018
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is hosting a star-studded "summit" on education today in Washington. The event will feature a bipartisan group of speakers, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and at least five of her predecessors. DeVos will join William J. Bennett, Reagan's education secretary, for a discussion on "policy priorities past and present that shape the American education system."


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