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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April 26, 2021
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has paused its search for a new chancellor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The announcement came hours after the Journal-Constitution reported that several board members opposed tapping Sonny Perdue, former Georgia governor and U.S. secretary of agriculture, for the chancellorship.
April 26, 2021
Report shows lowest salary increase for administrators since 2010. But the proportion of women and minority administrators did not decrease -- a welcome surprise after fears they would be the first to be let go during the pandemic.
April 22, 2021
Westminster College names its board chair its new president and makes him one of just a few "chief transformation officers" in higher education. Time will tell if the new C-suite title sticks around.
April 21, 2021
LaGrange College will cut several major and minor programs and eliminate some faculty and staff positions, college president Susanna Baxter said in a message to employees Monday. Baxter did not say how many employees would be cut but said that no faculty positions will be affected until the 2022-23 academic year. The college's Board of Trustees has approved a voluntary departure incentive program.
April 19, 2021
The Yale University Board of Trustees recently approved a new set of ethical investing guidelines for the university’s $31.2 billion endowment. The five principles establish a set of standards for the activities, behaviors and characteristics of fossil fuel companies that would warrant divestment, according to a press release.

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