Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

Washington, D.C.

National higher education reporter covering the economics of higher education

Education: Columbia University, New York University

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel is a national higher education reporter who covers college affordability, accountability and state and federal financial aid policy. She writes about higher education from the perspective of a first-generation college graduate who relied on need-based grants, scholarships, loans and working to pay tuition. Her interests include racial equity within higher education, helping families navigate the financial aid system and exploring the barriers to achieving a postsecondary credential. Danielle joined the national economy desk in July 2012 from Capital Business, a Post
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University of Arkansas System board votes against University of Phoenix deal

The vote on the University of Phoenix affiliation is largely symbolic as the University of Arkansas system president can move forward with the acquisition with or without board support.

April 24, 2023

Moore signs Md. bill to transfer control of troubled 529 savings agency

A spate of legislative reforms of the troubled agency, including transferring control to the state treasurer, is underway, but account holders remain skeptical.

April 24, 2023

A potential deal to buy University of Phoenix draws scrutiny in Arkansas

The pending deal is being met with curiosity and concern, as the public system seeks to acquire one of the largest for-profit chains in the nation.

April 24, 2023

Supreme Court refuses to block $6 billion student loan settlement

The court denied the application for an emergency stay of the settlement without comment or dissent.

April 13, 2023

Education Dept. delays rule on third-party vendors amid lawsuit

The suspension gives the department more time to consider feedback from colleges and companies that complained of the burden the rule would impose.

April 12, 2023

Thousands of Rutgers University faculty workers go on strike over contract

Academic workers at Rutgers University, including faculty and postdoctoral associates, went on strike Monday, with their unions calling it a first in the school’s nearly 257-year history.

April 10, 2023

Online program manager 2U sues Education Dept. over new regulation

Maryland-based 2U, one of the largest providers of online higher education, is suing the Education Department over heightened regulation of its contracts with colleges and universities.

April 5, 2023

FAFSA redesign delayed by two months, says Education Dept.

Students seeking grants and loans to attend college will have to wait for the updated Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

March 21, 2023

Graduate students at Temple University ratify new contract, end strike

The agreement at Temple University ends a six-week-long walkout of teaching and research assistants that drew headlines when the public university withheld some benefits for striking workers.

March 14, 2023

Whitehurst Freeway temporarily closed to clear debris

DDOT officials said maintenance crews are working to inspect the roadway, determine the need for repairs and quickly resolve the matter.

March 11, 2023