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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August 26, 2014
Corinthian Colleges, the struggling for-profit chain that is selling or closing its 107 campuses, announced Monday in a corporate filing that the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) appeared willing to discuss a possible settlement. The CFPB has been investigating the company.
August 26, 2014
New effort aims to create voluntary standards and a seal of approval aimed at for-profit colleges, this time by an outside group that works with a wide swath of the corporate world.
August 26, 2014
Tennessee's Republican governor, Bill Haslam, is big on accountability in higher education -- and he backs it up with state funding. He also staked his legacy to making community college tuition-free.  
August 22, 2014
The Arizona College Scholarship Foundation has merged with the Arizona College Access Network to form a new group that will serve as a "statewide voice for college access and success," according to a written statement.
August 22, 2014
California's Legislature on Thursday approved legislation that would allow 15 of the state's community college districts to issue four-year degrees. Governor Jerry Brown now will consider the bill, which would make California one of more than 20 states that have enacted similar legislation.
August 21, 2014
A group of five higher education associations and other organizations are collaborating on a study of the retention and graduation rates of five million students who are not first-time college students.
August 21, 2014
Students fare better by skipping remediation and instead taking statistics with an additional workshop, new CUNY study finds, fueling state remedial reforms.
August 18, 2014
Employers view for-profits and community colleges equally on job applications, a novel study finds, but what that means is in the eye of the beholder.
August 18, 2014
Leticia Van de Putte, a Texas State Senator and the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, last week announced a proposal for the state to pay the tuition costs for Texas high school graduates to attend community or technical college, the San Antonio Express News reported.
August 15, 2014
The five co-authors of a Miami Dade College communications department textbook are feuding over allegations of plagiarism -- including plagiarism of the textbook's definition of plagiarism, The Miami Herald reported. One communications professor at the college says her colleague lifted several passages from other sources.

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