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

May 20, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated already-existing trends, pushing the average tuition discount rate for first-time undergraduates to 53.9 percent this year. Expect discounting to keep climbing even after the pandemic subsides.
May 19, 2021
State funding for public higher education institutions and student financial aid have a direct impact on student success, a new report by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association concluded. The report examined 100 empirical research studies that measured the impacts of state appropriations on institutional and student outcomes.
May 14, 2021
A former Republican governor of Alaska will become the next chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Public Media reported. Sean Parnell, who served as governor for five years beginning in 2009, will take over as chancellor of the public university on June 12. Pat Pitney, interim chancellor of the University of Alaska system, said Parnell had support from a search committee as well as students.
May 14, 2021
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has restarted its search for a new chancellor after receiving public and internal pushback to a previous candidate, the Associated Press reported.
May 14, 2021
The Florida Board of Governors could jeopardize Florida State University’s accreditation if it considers Richard Corcoran for the university's president while Corcoran remains a member of the state university system's governing board.


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