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Eva Surovell is a reporting intern at The Chronicle interested in free-speech issues, diversity and equity, Title IX, and the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on college campuses.
Surovell will graduate in May 2023 from the University of Virginia, where she studied English and French and served as editor in chief of the student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily. She has also contributed to Cville Weekly and Sabato’s Crystal Ball.
Stories by this Author
Students and Faculty Fear Tenure and DEI Bills Could ‘Destroy’ Texas CollegesOver the weekend, Republican lawmakers gave final approval to a ban on diversity offices and changes in faculty job protections.
Politics and Race
DEI Legislation TrackerLegislators, mostly Republicans, want to get rid of diversity, equity, and inclusion offices; end anti-bias trainings; and banish diversity statements.
Politics and Higher Ed
Diversity Spending Is Banned in Florida’s Public CollegesThe anti-DEI measure had been a priority for Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, who signed the bill into law on Monday.
A Question of Trust?
Florida Lawmakers Want Oversight of Invited Speakers on Public-College CampusesUnder a bill passed this month, new campus offices would have to ensure that debates and forums represent “multiple, divergent, and opposing perspectives.”
Hundreds of Witnesses
Tenure and DEI Changes Loom Large in Texas. Here Are 3 Takeaways From a Marathon Hearing.A Texas House of Representatives committee heard more than 10 hours of testimony on Monday.
Standoffs in the States
College DEI Bans Are Showing Up in Republicans’ State Budgets. Not Everyone Is on Board.In Missouri and elsewhere, some lawmakers say restricting diversity spending could have unintended consequences.
Emporia State Violated Key Principles in Firing 30 Professors, AAUP SaysA statewide policy allowed the Kansas university to proceed with the dismissals last year, which administrators defended as a financial necessity.
Politics and Higher Ed
‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ Is Stripped Out of Florida’s Higher-Ed Reform BillLawmakers also removed provisions that would have eliminated the gender-studies major and affected tenure.
Some States Want to Ban DEI in Higher Ed. These States Want to Require It.These bills would affirm diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, through state legislatures.
A Plagiarism Detector Will Try to Catch Students Who Cheat With ChatGPTTurnitin, the popular academic-integrity software, debuted a new feature that will flag AI-generated language in written assignments.