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Inside the Scramble to Save Ashford U.
Investigative Reporting: Magazines and Weeklies

About the Entry

The Chronicle of Higher Education peers behind the scenes of the pushback against regulators by for-profit colleges, focusing on a company that worked to preserve revenue from veterans’ education benefits despite questions about the school’s eligibility for the federal program.

Entry Credit

  • Michael Vasquez, Senior Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Comments from the Judges

“Using hundreds of pages of emails, Michael Vasquez shows how a for-profit, online university maneuvered its way around regulations.”

“Michael Vasquez sheds new light on the murky world of for-profit colleges. His extensive use of public records brings rigor and intrigue to his writing.”

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