Reporter Education: University of Florida, BA in Journalism Meryl Kornfield graduated with honors from the University of Florida, where she studied journalism and Latin America. While at UF, Meryl worked at the school’s independent student newspaper, The Alligator, where she rose from staff writer to editor in chief. She previously interned at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Palm Beach Post and Gainesville Sun. At every paper she’s worked, she’s tackled difficult topics from criminal justice to housing equity. This past spring, she was on a pilot team of student journalists who covered Florida’s legislative session, where she focused on issues related to the elderly community in Florida. Her work was published by the Associated Press in newspapers across the state.
The process of reopening the U.S. economy will enter a new phase as Memorial Day weekend approaches. By Wednesday, all 50 states will have begun lifting restrictions put in place to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
Some leaders sounded optimism for U.S. colleges reopening in the upcoming academic year, a day after California's public university system announced it will go without in-person instruction for most classes in the fall.