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

Justice Department investigating Harvard over its admission policies

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The probe is related to a 2014 lawsuit that claims Harvard limits the number of Asian-Americans it admits each year.

Dartmouth students say professors created hostile environment

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Fifteen students made the claims in a statement to the campus newspaper, The Dartmouth.

BU says geology professor sexually harassed grad student in Antarctica

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Boston University plans to fire a well-known geology professor after a 13-month investigation found that he sexually harassed a graduate student while on a field expedition in Antarctica.

Dartmouth professor accused of groping two women in 2002

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In one case, college administrators were aware of the accusation, yet soon after gave the professor a teaching award and promoted him.