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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Why not auction off college seats to the highest bidder? a Harvard endowment manager is wondering

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It’s a provocative question amid the college admissions scandal.

Endicott College announces new president

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Endicott College in Beverly has tapped Steven DiSalvo, the current head of Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, as its new leader.

Who was Louis Agassiz?

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Here’s a look at the man behind Harvard’s controversial slave photos.

Harvard is sued over use of photograph of slave

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A Conn. woman is suing Harvard for allegedly profiting from a photo of her ancestor, an African slave forced to pose in what is believed to be one of the oldest images of a slave in the US.