Deirdre Fernandes

Covers the steep price students pay to earn a degree and the money behind the region’s education economy. Since joining the Globe in 2011, Fernandes has covered insurance, banking, and the economy, writing about how changes in the industry are altering the consumer experience. She previously worked for The Virginian-Pilot, in Norfolk, Virginia and papers in North Carolina, before returning to Massachusetts. She grew up in Sudbury.

Latest stories

You got into college! (But not quite yet)

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Delayed admissions programs may be the ultimate backhanded compliment and one that colleges are giving to an increasing number of students.

In sex-assault suit, Dartmouth College opposes use of pseudonyms

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The school is demanding that the alleged sexual assault and harassment victims who are suing the school over its handling of a “predators’ club” created by three former psychology professors be publicly named.

Harvard investment fund leader receives $5.5m bonus

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Harvard University paid N.P. “Narv” Narvekar a bonus in 2017 for improving the fortunes of the school’s massive but much-beleaguered endowment.

Harvard finds long pattern of ‘unwelcome sexual conduct’ by former professor

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Harvard University has barred its onetime vice provost Jorge Dominguez from its campus and all off-campus events after a yearlong investigation.