The regulation's added ordinance barring public or social activism comes weeks after the Hamas-Israel conflict sparked incendiary student protests and backlash to university presidents' official statements.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Monday prohibiting Florida's public institutions from spending money on initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion, which he believes "promote(s) dangerous political and social activism."
Richard Corcoran, selected by the school's newly conservative board of trustees, will receive a $699,000 base salary, double the pay of his predecssor, who was fired less than a month ago in a "hostile takeover."
Dissidents of the memo believed the state was enforcing a blocked bill that punished schools for teaching concepts about race, but the same judge responsible for its injunction does not believe it applies in this case.
Under the policy, tenured faculty members would be subject to review every five years based on several factors, most notably their cooperation with the law which aims to keep colleges from "indoctrinating" students with divisive concepts such as race and white privilege. Those who receive poor reviews could face termination.