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The Onion's amazingly on-point coverage of higher education

Libby Nelson is Vox's policy editor, leading coverage of how government action and inaction shape American life. Libby has more than a decade of policy journalism experience, including at Inside Higher Ed and Politico. She joined Vox in 2014.

One of the great things about the burgeoning conversation on rating colleges, ranking colleges, student debt and the value of a degree is that it's driving more sophisticated and detailed media coverage of higher education.

But there's one news organization in particular that seems to have its finger on the pulse of the debate, relentlessly covering the biggest issues facing American higher ed.

I refer, of course, to The Onion:

That is… a pretty on-point summary of many of the biggest issues in higher ed right now.

(Bonus round: "College's New CareerLink Program Connects Students With Thousands Of Annoyed Alums" and "NFL Thankful Northwestern's Activist Players Will Never Make It To League.")

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