Libby A. Nelson

Libby A. Nelson

Libby A. Nelson has covered federal policy, Congress and religious colleges for Inside Higher Ed since April 2011. She previously worked as a reporter for The Times-Tribune in Scranton, Pa., and as an intern at the Chronicle of Higher Education, where she reported on the federal government in 2009 and 2010. While studying at Northwestern University, she worked as a reporting intern for the New York Times, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune and the St. Petersburg Times. She graduated from Northwestern in 2009 with a degree in journalism. She is fluent in French.

Libby can be reached at 202.448.6117 or [email protected]. She's also on Twitter at twitter.com/libbyanelson.

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Most Recent Articles

July 12, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A group of former presidents and chancellors of historically black colleges and universities have sent a letter to President Obama requesting more resources to make their institutions "comparable and competitive" with predominantly white colleges.
July 11, 2013
Research officers warn of the long-term effects of federal budget cuts earlier this year.
July 11, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The leading Republicans on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and its higher education subcommittee introduced a bill Wednesday to repeal four controversial Education Department regulations -- including two that aren't currently being enforced.
July 10, 2013
A bipartisan group agreed late Wednesday on a change to federal student loan programs, basing interest rates on the market but including a cap.
July 10, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Eight days after the interest rate on new, federally subsidized student loans increased to 6.8 percent, the two parties in Congress seemed further away than ever on a compromise that could retroactively undo the increase.

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June 13, 2012
Education Department releases its second annual compilation of most expensive colleges by sticker and net price, but this year, officials focus on the role state budget cuts have played in recent increases.
July 18, 2011
In deficit-minded times, student aid has already proven to be a potential casualty. As interest rates go up but need-based aid stays level, expect more of the same, experts say.
May 2, 2011
Research university group votes to discontinue U. of Nebraska's membership, and Syracuse plans to leave; officials at both universities say group's rankings define research excellence too narrowly.
 
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