Emma Whitford

Emma Whitford

Emma Whitford, Reporter, covers leadership, governance, and business for Inside Higher Ed. Emma first joined the publication as an intern in 2018. After working as a digital producer for Politico, she returned to Inside Higher Ed in 2020. Her work has also appeared in The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The DC Line, BRAVA Magazine and The Olaf Messenger. She is a graduate of St. Olaf College and lives in Washington, D.C.

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August 7, 2018
Wesleyan College, a women’s liberal arts college in Macon, Ga., announced in late July that it will no longer allow class names because the practice has been “embroiled in historical controversy.”
August 6, 2018
The Smith College employee who called campus police on a black student has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an external investigation. The college released a redacted transcript of the Thursday afternoon call.
August 6, 2018
A handful of colleges have distanced themselves from John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s Pizza, who was recently criticized for using the N-word. Ball State University, Schnatter’s alma mater, is an exception.
August 6, 2018
The University of Michigan invested $102 million into four private equity funds managed by the son of one of the university’s biggest donors, the Detroit Free Press reports.
August 6, 2018
President steps down at Rio Salado as report criticizes handling of sexual harassment complaints.

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