Jack Stripling

Gainesville, Fla.

Higher education investigative reporter

Education: Florida State University, BA in English, 1999; Auburn University, MA in English, 2001

Jack Stripling is an investigative reporter who covers higher education. He has been writing about colleges and universities since 2003. Before joining The Post in 2022, he worked for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Stripling’s accountability-driven coverage has been honored on numerous occasions by the Education Writers Association. In 2021, the association awarded Stripling a national investigative reporting prize for “The Biggest Mess,” which exposed the City University of New York’s yearslong failure to rein in a prominent HIV researcher accused of bullying and harassment. Stripling is
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Ousted Florida college diversity leader: ‘I am the first casualty’

To Yoleidy Rosario-Hernandez, who served as chief diversity officer at New College of Florida, being fired is part of a broader conservative attack on diversity programs.

March 10, 2023

Facing new research fraud claim, Stanford president fights back

Marc Tessier-Lavigne is facing allegations that a scientific research paper on which he was lead author contained falsified data.

February 21, 2023

Colleges want open doors. MSU shooting shows the risk.

As the nation absorbs the tragic shooting on the Michigan State University campus, one of the defining features of public higher education has again shown its vulnerability.

February 15, 2023

DeSantis aims to cut college diversity efforts; New College ousts president

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday called for diversity programs to be dismantled on the state’s college campuses.

January 31, 2023

He said scuba diving in Fiji was ‘research.’ Now he owes the feds $375K.

Jeffrey Parsons-Hietikko, who resigned from Hunter College amid allegations of sexual harassment, claimed scuba-diving trips were for research.

January 28, 2023

DeSantis trustee appointees face skeptical crowd at New College of Florida

Christopher Rufo, a conservative activist, and Jason “Eddie” Speir are among six new trustee appointees at the Sarasota college.

January 26, 2023

Will a small, quirky Florida college become ‘DeSantis U’?

After Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed six new trustees at New College of Florida, faculty, students and alumni see themselves as unwitting conscripts in a politicized battle over education.

January 23, 2023

Fla. surgeon general used ‘flawed’ vaccine science, faculty peers say

Joseph A. Ladapo may have violated University of Florida research integrity rules, a faculty task force said. But the university says it has no plans to investigate the matter.

January 4, 2023