Nick Anderson

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering higher education, national education policy and the global education market

Education: Stanford University, bachelor's degree in English

Nick Anderson is a veteran education journalist who has covered topics including suburban Maryland schools, the U.S. Department of Education and the college admissions maze. He has also been education editor for The Post. On the higher education beat, he writes about college from the perspective of a father of three with an eye on tuition bills. His interests include the technological revolution in schools, the national and global market, the endless battle to overcome inequities of opportunity and the sheer intellectual fun of academic life. In 2007, Anderson participated in the team covera
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UC-Berkeley can’t use race in admissions. Is it a model for the country?

UC-Berkeley’s demographics, and its efforts to shape them, illuminate the stakes as the Supreme Court weighs a potential ban nationwide on affirmative action in admissions.

November 27, 2022

When colleges face threats, these teams quietly try to prevent violence

The shooting at the University of Virginia that left three students dead and two others injured has generated sharp scrutiny of how colleges respond to potential threats.

November 19, 2022

Virginia attorney general to name special counsel after fatal U-Va. shooting

Authorities also announced that Virginia State Police will take over the criminal investigation of the shooting that left three football players dead and two other students injured.

November 17, 2022

Accused U-Va. gunman was scrutinized by threat assessment team for weapon

Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., 22, is suspected of killing three and injuring two others at the University of Virginia.

November 16, 2022

U-Va. says it failed to report suspected shooter for discipline

The university revised its earlier account of a disciplinary action involving the suspect in this week's deadly shooting on campus.

November 15, 2022

3 U-Va. students killed after gunman opens fire on bus, police say

The shooting Sunday night set off a massive search and shelter-in-place order on campus.

November 15, 2022

U-Va. campus rattled by killing of three students, charges against another

The gunfire was reported at a garage on Culbreth Road, the campus emergency management office said.

November 14, 2022

Supreme Court seems open to ending affirmative action in college admissions

After nearly five hours of oral argument, the admissions programs at Harvard College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seemed endangered.

October 31, 2022

Supreme Court’s conservative majority questions race-conscious admissions

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in two affirmative action cases dealing with the admissions policies at UNC and Harvard.

October 31, 2022

    How is affirmative action used in college admissions?

    The Supreme Court is again taking up the controversial question of how much race can be considered in college admissions, or whether it should even be considered at all.

    October 27, 2022