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University of Florida eliminates diversity and inclusion office under GOP-led law aimed at ending similar programs

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida on Friday eliminated the jobs of 13 full-time employees and ended 15 more administrative appointments for others who worked across campus on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. The move was intended to comply with a new state law championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, who banned spending money on diversity issues at the state’s public colleges and universities. The executive branch agencies that oversee the schools had been finalizing rules for shutting down the programs since the law went into effect last summer. “DEI...

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