Editorial: Amid fight for — and against — academic freedom, University of Florida president to step down

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Miami Herald

It’s been a tough year for University of Florida President Kent Fuchs, one in which he drew lightning from above and below. Wednesday, Fuchs announced his resignation. Though he’s staying on until 2023, he’s been squeezed in the fight for — and against — academic freedom. UF’s campus never should have become the political battleground that it did last year, but, under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration, there is no arena, no sphere of endeavor from which political hay can’t be made, especially by creating and then exploiting division: whether it’s wearing a mask to keep from getting sick or rea…

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