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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April 4, 2020
The National Governors Association wrote to Betsy DeVos, the U.S.
April 3, 2020
Primary Research Group Inc. has published data from a survey of 70 academic library directors and deans at U.S. institutions, including community colleges and four-year institutions.
April 2, 2020
Colleges and universities that contract with online program management (OPM) companies to help them transition to online instruction amid the pandemic may be unable to have their costs reimbursed under the $2.2 trillion federal stimulus, according to a recent blog post from the education practice of Cooley, a law firm.
March 27, 2020
Stimulus bill would create a tax break for employer-paid student loan benefits. Will this benefit help workers who need it most?
March 27, 2020
Experts respond to reader-generated questions about fundraising during the crisis and how to manage human resources as colleges shift to online instruction.
March 24, 2020
A mentoring workshop to support women in research careers as economists appeared to have a positive impact, according to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
March 23, 2020
Archive of live updates on how higher education is reacting to the new coronavirus pandemic.
March 18, 2020
The chancellor's office of California's community college system has assigned a fiscal monitor to oversee Palomar College, KPBS reported Tuesday.
March 16, 2020
Roughly three-quarters of former college students said a frustrating financial aid experience affected their academic performance in college, as well as their access to college and program completion, according to the results of a survey conducted by Gallup and CampusLogic, a company focused on student financial success.
March 13, 2020
The U.S. Department of Education is offering regulatory flexibility to colleges as they close campuses and move classes online. Experts discuss the new guidelines.

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