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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First female president of Wentworth Institute stepping down

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Zorica Pantic announces she will retire from the Fenway university in 2019 after 14 years on the job.

At Tufts, Lawrence Bacow was tasked with reenergizing the university

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The new Harvard president’s work at Tufts offers a window into what it takes to make strides at a university — especially one without boundless resources.

Lawrence Bacow: A son of immigrants, a vibrant voice for colleges

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Bacow’s parents were an Eastern European refugee and an Auschwitz survivor.

National Science Foundation warns sexual harassment will jeopardize researchers’ grants

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The National Science Foundation is tightening its restrictions on grants after reports of sexual harassment by scientists the agency has backed.