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

June 28, 2021
While some colleges and universities have announced tuition freezes for the upcoming academic year, most institutions are planning to raise tuition by about 2 percent.
June 28, 2021
The University of Tennessee system Board of Trustees approved a merger with Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn., Friday. The private college will become the University of Tennessee Southern, Knox News reported. It’s the first addition to the university system in more than 50 years and the first public university in southern middle Tennessee.
June 25, 2021
Columbia College in Chicago took down a job ad seeking a housekeeper for the institution's president after Columbia employees applied for the position. Members of the United Staff of Columbia College union applied for the housekeeping job at Kwang-Wu Kim's home, which is owned by the college, amid contract negotiations with the college. The union’s current contract expired in 2018.
June 24, 2021
St. John’s College is getting closer to raising the money it needs to sustain a $17,000 tuition decrease the college made three years ago.
June 23, 2021
Yale's governing board scrapped the petition process for open board seats after several candidates campaigned on single issues and received outside funding and support. Some alumni are worried about becoming disenfranchised and want the original process reinstated.


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