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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June 4, 2021
A freshman at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University was arrested Wednesday in connection with the murder of a 40-year-old Blacksburg, Va., resident, the university said in a statement. Isimemen Etute, a member of the Virginia Tech football team, was charged with second-degree murder. Etute was placed on an interim suspension from the university and has been suspended from the football team. He is currently being held at the Montgomery County Jail without bond.
June 3, 2021
The pandemic is still causing the number of students who transfer between and to two-year colleges to plummet, a new report shows. Meanwhile, transfer to four-year colleges is on the rise again.
May 28, 2021
Without federal stimulus money, states would have cut tax appropriations for higher education by 2.3 percent. But how states are spending the billions in stimulus varies.
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.

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