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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Graduate students push BU on sexual harassment complaints

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Dozens of students rallied this week demanding that BU expand its training on sexual assault and harassment and streamline the process for making complaints.

Wheelock College and Boston University finalize merger

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The merger between Wheelock and its much larger neighbor has been in the works for the past few months.

Harvard in a stealthy courtship to find its next leader

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Imagine the dance of manners in a Jane Austen novel combined with the subterfuge of a John le Carré spy thriller.

Nobel Prize winners worry about the state of science funding

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At MIT and Brandeis University this week, newly minted Nobel laureates worried that public taxpayer support for research is drying up.