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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October 11, 2012
College completion gets plenty of attention these days. But the challenges many students face in transferring from community colleges to four-year institutions is less visible, according to a new report from the American Association of Community Colleges. In addition to examining those challenges, the report looks at the role of transfer as a pathway to the bachelor's degree and the mobility of credits between institutions.
October 10, 2012
Nonprofit colleges are moving into for-profits' turf online, study finds, sparking new competition based on price and brand.
October 8, 2012
Looking like a nonprofit, Grand Canyon University pays for a thriving campus and generous scholarships with a big online program. Will other for-profits copy the model?
October 5, 2012
Cal State taps Tim White, UC Riverside's chief, as its next chancellor. White will take over after California's voters consider a tax proposal with big implications for the cash-strapped system.
October 2, 2012
Education Department leaders huddle with hotshots of higher education "disruption" and college leaders to talk about encouraging innovation.
October 1, 2012
Competency-based education is poised to spread, with expected backing from the Education Department and new ground charted by Southern New Hampshire University.
September 28, 2012
Brice Harris, a community college veteran, is new chancellor of cash-strapped state system. His job won't be easy.
September 25, 2012
Bridgepoint Education Inc. announced Monday that its Ashford University has eliminated 450 positions in admissions and reassigned 400 other admissions employees, half to student services and half to a new department of "student inquiry." The moves are aimed at improving student success, the company said.
September 24, 2012
The owners of the Hobby Lobby craft store chain on Friday announced that they would give a 217-acre former high school campus in western Massachusetts to the foundation for Grand Canyon University, a for-profit Christian institution. Grand Canyon will open a second on-ground campus at the site, adding to its growing campus in Phoenix and a relatively large online presence.
September 21, 2012
New details emerge in accreditation crisis at City College of San Francisco, and a tussle brews between former for-profit foe Bob Shireman and faculty groups at California's community colleges.

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