Marian Wang


Marian Wang was a reporter for ProPublica, covering education and college debt. She joined ProPublica in 2010, first blogging about a variety of accountability issues. Her later stories focused on how rising college costs and the complexity of the student loan system affect students and their families. Prior to coming to ProPublica, she worked at Mother Jones magazine in San Francisco and freelanced for a number of Chicago-based publications, including The Chicago Reporter, an investigative magazine focused on issues of race and poverty.

Investigations You Need to Read: Monday

Investigations You Need to Read: Friday

Greenspan: Not My Fault

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan acknowledges that the Fed did little to rein in the systemic risks banks were taking, but also said that the Fed couldn't have prevented the recession even it had acted. Most forecasting models are broken, he said.

Investigations You Need to Read: Thursday

CIA Creates Transparency Page That Doesn't Reveal Much

Following a White House directive, the Central Intelligence Agency has finally posted an open government Web page. The OMB had issued a Feb. 6 deadline for such pages, but later said the requirement didn't apply to independent agencies like the CIA.

Investigations You Need to Read: Wednesday

Lehman Brothers Autopsy: Repo 105, and Why Auditors Have Some Explaining to Do

Officials inside and outside Lehman Brothers say there were unaware of the company's accounting sleight of hand. But the auditing firm Ernst & Young signed off on the books and is coming under criticism for its role in the financial crisis.

Senate Acknowledges Need for More Accountability on Stimulus

The Senate amended its jobs bill with more accountability for tracking and reporting stimulus spending, following flaws we reported on how some companies listed as not filing reports had actually filed them.

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