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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Most Recent Articles

November 16, 2017
Ashford University announced this week that it has temporarily suspended new enrollment of veteran students who receive the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
November 9, 2017
After spending half a billion dollars to keep former Corinthian Colleges campuses afloat, the nonprofit ECMC Group’s Zenith Education will close all but three.
November 9, 2017
Some university endowments use offshore investments to avoid certain taxes or controversy over holdings, The New York Times reported, citing information from a trove of leaked documents, dubbed the Paradise Papers.
November 2, 2017
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center this week released new data on the numbers of graduate and professional degree earners who first began their postsecondary studies at a community college.
October 31, 2017
Diversification bid from the two well-respected for-profits comes amid serious shake-up of the sector, which continues despite a more favorable regulatory climate.
October 30, 2017
A new report from AccessLex Institute and the National Association of College and University Business Officers looks at tuition discounting by law schools and its impact on their institutional finances.
October 30, 2017
The Institute for College Access and Success announced last week that its next president will be James Kvaal, a former official in the Obama White House.
October 30, 2017
Higher Learning Advocates, a new bipartisan group, this week released its policy agenda. The nonprofit organization is focused on "today's students," including those who attend college part-time and/or are working adults, veterans of the U.S. military or members of minority groups.
October 25, 2017
A big boost to college completion would pay off for students and the economy, a new paper finds, but would substantially increase the federal deficit.
October 23, 2017
Many certificate and associate degree programs can be a path to the middle class, according to a new analysis from the American Enterprise Institute.


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