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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May 28, 2021
The University of California, Berkeley, is cashing in on the buzz around NFTs. Nonfungible tokens -- called NFTs for short -- are units of data stored on the blockchain that are unique and not interchangeable. As NPR recently explained, a $10 bill, which is fungible, could be exchanged for two $5 bills. An NFT is one of a kind, more like a barcode.
May 28, 2021
Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina will clear debt for students with outstanding balances on their accounts from the past academic year due to pandemic hardships, WAVY News reported.
May 27, 2021
David Leebron, president of Rice University in Houston, announced Wednesday he plans to step down at the end of the next academic year. Leebron, who has served as president of the private research university since 2004, will leave the role on June 30, 2022. During his tenure, Rice's student population has grown from 4,855 to 7,500. He also oversaw the beginning of a $1.8 billion capital improvement plan to construct 29 new buildings and complete renovations and other construction projects.
May 27, 2021
During the 2020 fiscal year, states spent $2.68 billion on private colleges and universities, the equivalent of $563 per full-time student across the country, according to a brief by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association. Most of that money -- 89.7 percent -- went toward financial aid.
May 26, 2021
Despite the years of increases, state and local funding for public higher education has not fully recovered from cuts made during the 2008 recession, an annual State Higher Education Finance report shows. Experts worry what will come in the future after 2020 turned out better than expected.

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