Divya Kumar, Tampa Bay Times

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Tampa Bay Times

Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Divya:

Florida universities provide little gender-affirming care, reports show

The records were ordered by Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has questioned why public institutions offer such treatment. → Read More

USF urged to drop charges against 4 people arrested during campus protest

President Rhea Law said the matter will be reviewed but added the protest was not peaceful. → Read More

USF officials try to ease fears over Florida’s targeting of diversity programs

“We are absolutely committed to fostering an inclusive environment,” university President Rhea Law says. → Read More

USF police clash with protesters in march over diversity programs. 4 arrested.

Videos taken by students show protesters and officers tussling, grabbing, shouting and falling to the floor. → Read More

Why is diversity the hot issue in Florida higher education? 4 things to know.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has set out to dismantle diversity, equity and inclusion programs at state colleges and universities. → Read More

National organizations condemn Florida bill that would bring major higher ed changes

The statement against HB 999 came from the American Association of University Presidents, American Federation of Teachers and National Coalition Against Censorship. → Read More

Does New College have money to pay Richard Corcoran’s salary? Some have doubts.

Leaders of the school’s foundation say the funds may not be available. → Read More

Protests at Florida campuses target DeSantis proposals. ‘We’re not shutting up.’

Students and faculty around the state gathered to speak out against the governor’s new policies on higher education. → Read More

Florida bill would end diversity programs, ban majors, shift power at universities

The measure in the Florida House mirrors recent proposals by Gov. Ron DeSantis. → Read More

Florida students plan statewide walkout to protest DeSantis’ education policies

The largely symbolic action will be accompanied by speeches and teach-ins by professors on topics including history. → Read More

Florida bills target ‘political loyalty tests’ in college diversity efforts

The legislation follows Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposals for changes in higher education. → Read More

How does Richard Corcoran’s New College salary compare? The answer in 4 charts.

The former education commissioner will earn significantly more than presidents at larger universities. → Read More

Saint Leo University to close 8 satellites, cut staff and degree programs

School officials said the measures were part of a streamlining effort to enable growth in new areas. → Read More

USF students were overcharged $8.6M for ‘distance learning’ fees, audit finds

Students also face a hike in housing fees as university officials cite rising costs. → Read More

New College board more than doubles president’s pay for Richard Corcoran

They approve a $699,000 base salary for the former Florida House speaker and education commissioner. He’s the school’s new interim president. → Read More

USF halts search for diversity chief amid uncertainty over DeSantis’ plans

“There are too many unknowns to proceed,” USF President Rhea Law said in a letter to the university community. → Read More

It’s Ben Sasse’s first day as UF president. Here’s what he’s saying.

“Let us not duck the hardest questions,” he writes in one of two letters to the University of Florida community. → Read More

Students urge USF to reject DeSantis request for data on gender-affirming care

Their petition drew 2,400 signatures, but the university said it is legally bound to hand over the information. → Read More

Change comes swiftly to New College as DeSantis appointees replace president

A majority of new trustees asserts its power, and students are stunned. → Read More

DeSantis proposes sweeping higher education measures aimed at ‘indoctrination’

His plans include tighter controls on faculty hiring and prohibitions on diversity, equity and inclusion programs. → Read More