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 9, 2021
Jason Wingard, former dean of Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, will become Temple University's 12th president, the university announced Tuesday. Wingard will step into the role on July 1 -- the same day that current president Richard M. Englert retires from the presidency. Wingard will be the first Black president in Temple’s 137-year history.
June 8, 2021
As the University System of Georgia Board of Regents reboots its search for a new chancellor, confusion and friction among board members have plagued the process, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
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.


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