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

May 24, 2021
The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees appointed Harris Pastides, a former president of the public research university, to serve as interim president until the board completes its search for a new president, The Post and Courier reported.
May 21, 2021
The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a $1.3 million exit package for outgoing system president Mark Kennedy, Colorado Public Radio reported. The compensation package, which passed with an 8-to-1 vote, will cover the remainder of Kennedy’s contract, which was scheduled to run through June 2022. His starting salary was $650,000, and it increased to $850,000 in subsequent years.
May 21, 2021
The former Green Mountain College campus will become home to a new grade school, WCAX reported. The private liberal arts college in Vermont closed in 2019, citing falling enrollment and rising expenses. Since then, its campus has sat empty.
May 20, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated already-existing trends, pushing the average tuition discount rate for first-time undergraduates to 53.9 percent this year. Expect discounting to keep climbing even after the pandemic subsides.
May 19, 2021
State funding for public higher education institutions and student financial aid have a direct impact on student success, a new report by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association concluded. The report examined 100 empirical research studies that measured the impacts of state appropriations on institutional and student outcomes.


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