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  • Daily News Update
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay to continue to receive the Daily News Update or read Inside Higher Ed articles?

Not at all. Our membership program does not affect anyone’s access to Inside Higher Ed’s daily news or opinion pieces, including our Daily News Update email. Membership is intended to enhance your Inside Higher Ed experience by adding more resources and professional development opportunities.

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We are currently focused on providing the best possible experience for individual members but stay tuned for updates in the future.

Does joining increase my chances at getting a story or story idea published on Inside Higher Ed?

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