Paul Fain

Paul Fain, News Editor, came to Inside Higher Ed in September 2011, after a six-year stint covering leadership and finance for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Paul has also worked in higher ed P.R., with Widmeyer Communications, but couldn't stay away from reporting. A former staff writer for C-VILLE Weekly, a newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., Paul has written for The New York Times, Washington City Paper and Mother Jones. He's won a few journalism awards, including one for beat reporting from the Education Writers Association and the Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award. Paul got hooked on journalism while working too many hours at The Review, the student newspaper at the University of Delaware, where he earned a degree in political science in 1996. A native of Dayton, Ohio, and a long-suffering fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, Fain plays guitar in a band with more possible names than polished songs.

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February 15, 2017
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a membership and scholarship organization for community college students, has extended its participation criteria to students who are incarcerated or serving probation for criminal convictions. Those criteria previously would have been disqualifying.
February 7, 2017
Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has family and likely financial connections to The College Fix, a conservative news site that often criticizes liberal bias in higher education.
February 3, 2017
President Trump on Thursday repeated a campaign pledge by promising to "destroy" the Johnson Amendment, a 1954 federal provision that bans political activity by nonprofit organizations, including colleges and churches.
February 3, 2017
Parchment, which is a large digital transcript company in K-12 and higher education, has gotten into the credential-management platform business. The company announced this week that college students could use Parchment to create a "personal vault for their digital credentials, from which they can share on their social networks and with potential employers online."
February 2, 2017
As expected, a group of private investors have completed their $1.14 billion purchase of Apollo Education Group, the company announced Wednesday. The now-private Apollo, which had been publicly traded, owns the University of Phoenix. The U.S.
February 1, 2017
The two Republicans who lead the education committees of the U.S.
February 1, 2017
Jerry Falwell Jr. announced Tuesday that he will lead a presidential task force on higher education, a Liberty University spokesman said, confirming news reports.
January 30, 2017
The Trump administration’s entry ban triggered wide condemnation from colleges, associations, faculty groups and others in higher education.
January 27, 2017
New nonprofit is intermediary between aviation employers and partner colleges, with tailored academic programs that could send graduates across state lines for well-paying jobs.

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