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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September 11, 2017
A U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations on Thursday approved a funding bill that includes an 18-month extension for colleges that are overseen by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to find a new accreditor.
August 31, 2017
Indiana University’s new “grand challenge” takes a practical approach by seeking to connect university research on environmental change to the lives and work of people across the conservative state.
August 30, 2017
The Advisory Board on Tuesday said it would sell EAB, the consulting firm's education arm, to a private equity firm for $1.55 billion.
August 30, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education has hired a community college administrator and former DeVry University official to run its enforcement unit, Politico reported Tuesday night. Julian Schmoke is executive director of campus relations for West Georgia Technical College, a two-year public institution.
August 22, 2017
Incoming college students who average at least 15 credits per term during their first year are more likely to stick around and graduate and also get better grades, according to a new analysis from EAB, a research firm.
August 11, 2017
The Charlotte School of Law missed two deadlines set by state regulators and has asked for an extension to stay open.
August 11, 2017
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education on Thursday approved Purdue University's acquisition of Kaplan University, Purdue announced.
August 10, 2017
Most competency-based education programs remain nascent, highly localized and of limited size, according a new report from Eduventures, Ellucian and the American Council on Education.
August 9, 2017
The Obama administration shut down Globe U, but an affiliated university bought four of its Wisconsin campuses with the backing of the Trump administration and a state regulator with a tough reputation on for-profits.
August 8, 2017
The University of Maine at Presque Isle has created an online, competency-based degree aimed at adult students.

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