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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.

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Northeastern expected to launch graduate program in Maine

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At a time when many of Maine’s colleges and universities are struggling to attract students, Boston’s Northeastern University is expected to announce Monday that it is opening a satellite campus in Portland.

Protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Boston on Tuesday to support the Iranian student. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff Mohammad Shahab Dehghani Hossein Abadi planned to attend Northeastern. Iranian student is just latest sent away

Northeastern student from Iran removed from US before court hearing Iranian student just latest sent away at Logan

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Several others have similarly been turned away after landing at Logan International Airport.Several others have similarly been turned away after landing at Logan International Airport.

Academics, authors come to the defense of fired Babson College employee

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Dozens of academics, free speech advocates, and bold-type authors, actors, and musicians, including Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates, and Roseanne Cash, have come to the defense of a Babson College employee who was fired earlier this month for a joke Facebook post that suggested Iran should compile a list of 52 American sites to bomb.

Northeastern student from Iran removed from US is just the latest sent away at Logan

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Several others have similarly been turned away after landing at Logan International Airport.