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From: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Subject: Afternoon Update: Is Florida's New College Headed for a Hostile Takeover?
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DiversityDespite controversial plans by Gov. Ron DeSantis to “curb” diversity, equity, and inclusion programs at the state’s public colleges, Ray Rodrigues, chancellor of the State University System’s 12 universities, said that some DEI programs should be preserved. Who will decide which will be kept? “That remains to be seen,” he said. (WLRN, The Chronicle)
DataThe government’s chief statistician began the formal process to revise the Office of Management and Budget’s statistical standards for collecting and reporting race and ethnicity data across federal agencies, with potentially broad implications for the many types of higher-ed data collected by those agencies. (White House, The Chronicle)
IntegrityThe defendants are accused of operating and recruiting for three nursing schools in South Florida in a $114-million scam that has sold more than 7,600 fraudulent nursing diplomas since 2016. The three schools have been shut down. (WTVJ, Justice Department)
TechnologyGov. Tony Evers banned the social-media app on state-owned phones and other devices, citing potential risks to privacy, safety, and security. Nearly half the states have adopted such a policy, and their public colleges have followed suit, but experts think the moves will not affect TikTok’s use on campus. (Associated Press, The Chronicle)
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