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.
When a former University of Southern California student-body president created a petition, thousands of people signed it. But she was also accused of libel, leading the ACLU to step in to protect her right to free speech.
John Engler, who was appointed interim president at Michigan State University in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal, faced calls for his resignation from both campus and political leaders. On Friday the board voted down an effort to fire him.
Two members of Michigan State University's board of trustees and two members of Congress joined the growing chorus of people asking interim president John Engler to step down. On Friday, Engler said he continues to look ahead.
A federal investigation will examine the way University of Southern California officials handled sexual harassment claims. The university is facing lawsuits from women about a former gynecologist on campus.