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University of Florida Closes Diversity Department, Fires All DEI Staff

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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The University of Florida on Friday closed its diversity department, fired all of its DEI staff, and canceled DEI contracts with outside vendors to comply with a Florida Board of Governor’s regulation that prohibits funding of such programs.

As a result of the policy, the college shut down the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer and eliminated DEI positions and administrative appointments.

Enacted in January in a 15-2 vote by the Florida Board of Governors, which serves as the governing body for the state’s university system, the rule bars Florida public universities...

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