Reporter covering higher education for the Grade Point blog Education: Brown University, BS in psychology; Columbia University, MS in journalism
Susan Svrluga is a reporter covering higher education for The Washington Post's Grade Point blog. Before that, she covered education and local news at The Post. Earlier in her career, she was a features writer and congressional reporter for the News & Observer in North Carolina and a state house reporter in Maine for the Bangor Daily News.
The day after University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's chancellor, Carol Folt, announced she had authorized the removal of the remnants of a Confederate monument on campus and would step down at the end of the academic year, the state's board of governors voted to accept her resignation effective January 31.
A first-year student died at the University of California at Irvine. University and national fraternity officials have suspended the local chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity pending an investigation into the death.
As Congress takes up anti-lynching legislation decades after the first efforts to make it a federal crime, students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are wearing nooses to protest the Confederate monument on campus known as Silent Sam.