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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Most Recent Articles

July 15, 2021
The 14-university system will move ahead with a multiyear consolidation process despite months of public outcry about the plans.
July 13, 2021
Fayetteville State University paid off $1.6 million of tuition debt owed to the North Carolina institution by more than 1,500 students, the Fayetteville Observer reported. Outstanding tuition debt that was not covered by federal grants or loans was paid off by the university. All students who attended the university between fall 2019 and spring 2021 now have a tuition balance of zero.
July 13, 2021
Baylor University officials are struggling to walk a thin line between supporting LGBTQ students and upholding the Texas Baptist university’s position against gay marriage.
July 12, 2021
The trustees say administrators refused to turn over financial documents and misled them about the vote to wind down operations at the liberal arts college.
July 9, 2021
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has reaffirmed accreditation for Wells College, the college announced Thursday. The accrediting agency placed Wells on probation two years ago after determining the college was not in compliance with the agency’s planning, resources and institutional improvement standard, Auburnpub.com reported.


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