2017 Investigative Reporting for Magazines/Weeklies Winner
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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.
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.”