Emily Tate

Emily Tate, Reporting Intern, has previously reported for The Huffington Post’s politics team and The Columbus Dispatch. Her work has been published by the Associated Press and featured in over 60 newspapers nationwide. She is a graduate of Miami University, where she earned degrees in journalism and international studies.

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April 3, 2017
The president of Mount Wachusett Community College in Massachusetts is retiring with a $334,000 payout for unused sick days, and state lawmakers are not happy, The Boston Herald reported. Daniel Asquino, president of the college, accumulated more than 1,250 sick days in his three decades at Mount Wachusett, accounting for $266,060 of his payout. The remaining $68,079 comes from his unused vacation time.
April 3, 2017
The cheerleading team at Coastal Carolina University was suspended indefinitely last week, leading to many questions and rumors but little clarity, The Sun News reported. A spokesman for the university confirmed that the team is being investigated, but he would not go into details.
April 3, 2017
A faculty group at Rutgers University passed a resolution last week to express its concern and disappointment in the university’s athletic spending, NJ.com reported. A report on the finances of the athletics program, released about two months ago, revealed an almost $40 million deficit in the 2016 fiscal year.
April 3, 2017
For years, the admissions and advancement offices at the University of Virginia have been communicating about applicants with ties to wealthy alumni and donors, The Washington Post found.
April 3, 2017
This item has been updated to correct errors in the original version. Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s single largest donor is causing a commotion for the Massachusetts university, according to The Boston Globe.
March 29, 2017
Survey of campus counseling centers finds increased demand for services, as well as additional positions and more diversity in hiring.
March 27, 2017
A paper (abstract available here) published by the National Bureau of Economic Research studies the link between hometown connections in China and the rate of fellow selection into the Chinese Academies of Sciences and Engineering. Hometown ties increased the likelihood of a candidate’s selection by 39 percent during the in-person interview stage, indicating that the connection very likely plays a role in the fellow-selection process.
March 27, 2017
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has accrued nearly $18 million in legal costs stemming from the decades-long scandal involving fake classes that appeared to benefit athletes disproportionately, The News & Observer reported.
March 27, 2017
An investigation at the University of California, Berkeley, found that its chancellor, Nicholas Dirks, broke university policy by accepting free memberships to the campus recreational sports facility, campus exercise equipment and meetings with a personal trainer, the Los Angeles Times reported.
March 27, 2017
After pushback from Tennessee lawmakers about how a journalist handled herself while reporting on the state’s transgender bathroom access legislation, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga fired the journalist, The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. The journalist, Jacqui Helbert, worked for WUTC, an NPR affiliate station that receives funding from UTC.

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