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My published stories can be found here.
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In 2021, I broke the news of the University of Florida’s decision to bar a medical doctor from testifying on the efficacy of masks in litigation against the state. After my coverage, which also first revealed an accreditor investigation, the campus reversed its decision for the doctor and changed its overall policy.
I was a lead reporter on college campuses as workplaces as the pandemic tore through higher education. My coverage found widespread burnout and disillusionment among higher-education employees, including tenured professors. I also reported deeply on campus policies, including hybrid-work rules and parallel policies for vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
The politicization of campus activities was a common thread throughout my reporting. I dug into how the nation’s partisan divisions consumed public-college boards in 2020. The following year, those tensions emerged with the headline-grabbing tenure case of Nikole Hannah-Jones. I also broke news on flare-ups at Carnegie Mellon University after the January 6 riots, as well as scrutiny over speech at public colleges.
Narrative journalism was a staple of my work at The Chronicle. I wrote a feature-length story about four campuses shutting down in March 2020, as well as the story of Irving Pressley McPhail’s presidency at Saint Augustine’s University and subsequent death from Covid-19. My reporting on life during the pandemic on college campuses emerged in a 24-hour snapshot published in March 2021, and I covered the excitement and fear of move-in at the University of Kentucky.
Additional feature stories and investigations are below.
His dream? College graduation. And then Harvey struck.
Texas A&M to review sexual misconduct sanctions after student backlash
UH employee faked speaker’s signature on no-boycott Israel form, officials find
Four years ago, UH-Clear Lake first enrolled freshmen. Today, some wonder what’s ahead.
An ambitious president. A Houston university set on change. And the 10 years that elevated them both.
High expectations surround Ruth Simmons’ presidency at Prairie View A&M University
Texas college students, fearing opioid deaths, teach each other to reverse overdoses
UH assault prevention slides draw criticism from victim advocates
Texas colleges feeling effects of decline in international students
Austin bars provide gun-free haven for UT grad students and platform for protest
Texas colleges see decline in international student applications
Missteps on Houston land plan cost McRaven political capital
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Since Katrina, Biloxi’s Rebound Has Been Slow
Streetcar Projects Suffer a Bumpy Ride
Supreme Court’s Gay-Marriage Ruling Allows Something Else: Gay Divorce
UPS Tests a 3-D Printing Service