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Francie Diep is a senior reporter covering money in higher education. She joined The Chronicle in 2019. Previously, she spent a decade covering health and science, including funding for academic labs, for publications including Pacific Standard, Popular Science, Scientific American, and The New York Times. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Los Angeles and her master’s in journalism from New York University. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories by this Author
‘A Huge Red Flag’: How Florida Colleges’ Controversial Statement on Diversity Came TogetherDocuments appear to show that a state official helped inject more-aggressive language into a statement by public-college presidents.
Colleges Protesting ‘U.S. News’ Rankings Say They’re Doing It for Low-Income Students. Do They Mean It?Many of the institutions that have ditched the rankings also have some of the wealthiest undergraduate student bodies.
Law and Policy
‘Never Seen Anything Like It’: New Bill Would Write DeSantis’s Higher-Ed Vision Into LawIf enacted, the legislation would place faculty hiring in the hands of governing boards, outlaw certain majors, and allow trustees to review tenure statuses at any time.
How Criticism Actually Strengthens RankingsProminent law and medical schools have announced they will no longer cooperate with U.S. News. Two researchers discuss what that might mean for the rankings.
DeSantis’s Higher-Ed Push Just Got Bigger. Fresh Resistance Is Starting to Bubble Up.Florida’s governor announced a slate of proposed “reforms” that would encroach on campuses’ autonomy.
Erasing 'Trendy Ideology'
What Is Happening in Florida?Demands for diversity data, a governing-board overhaul, and a pledge to strip “trendy ideology” from higher ed. Is Ron DeSantis just getting started?
DeSantis Asked Florida Universities to Detail Their Diversity Spending. Here’s How They Answered.The amounts the state’s public universities reported spending on diversity and critical race theory came out to 1 percent or less of their overall budgets.
After Law-School Revolt, Harvard Medical School Will Stop Cooperating With ‘U.S. News’ RankingsLike the law-school leaders before him, the Harvard dean George Q. Daley said rankings create perverse incentives.
The Academic-Freedom Controversy That Won’t DieIn a joint interview, Hamline University officials defended their handling of an incident in which an adjunct’s contract was not renewed after she showed images of the Prophet Muhammad in class.
Fla. Governor Asked All Public Universities for Spending Data on Diversity and Critical Race TheoryIn a memo, the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested that the information might be used to prepare “policy and budget proposals” for the next legislative session.