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 13, 2021
Candidates to fill Evergreen State College's presidency cited personal reasons for withdrawing, leaving college officials scratching their heads about what to do differently when the search restarts.
May 13, 2021
Richard Corcoran, Florida’s education commissioner and former state House speaker, is included on a list of nine candidates to become Florida State University’s next president, the Orlando Sentinel reported. If Corcoran were selected, he would be the third former House speaker to lead the public university in 20 years, following current president John Thrasher and former president T. K. Wetherell.
May 12, 2021
Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., finalized its plans to acquire Concordia College New York, Iona officials announced Tuesday. Concordia announced in January that it would close this summer and that Iona would purchase the 28-acre Concordia campus. An Iona spokesperson said the college would not disclose the final purchase price. Iona officials have not yet determined how many former Concordia employees might be employed by Iona.
May 11, 2021
The University of Colorado system's president, Mark Kennedy, will leave his post in the coming months, the system announced Monday.
May 10, 2021
Two months after its men’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA tournament for the first time, Hartford University's Board of Regents decided to transition the university’s athletics program from Division I to Division III, the Hartford Courant reported.


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