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

Third Dartmouth professor steps down after sexual misconduct investigation

By , Globe Staff

William Kelley resigned after Dartmouth administrators recommended that the school revoke his tenure and end his employment.

Tuition at UMass system to increase by 2.5 percent

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The increase is slightly below last year’s 3 percent tuition hike, officials said.

BU parted with its private school president over a misconduct allegation

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The university launched an investigation into Ari Betof’s behavior after a BU undergraduate student, who had babysat for Betof’s children, complained to the university.

Head of school at Boston University Academy is suddenly out

By , Globe Staff

Boston University has fired Ari Betof, the head of Boston University Academy, a small private high school that it operates on its campus.