State University System
Students Protest Tuition Hikes at Florida Universities
College tuition at Florida’s universities has gone up every year since the mid-90s. And it’s expected to increase 15 percent a year for the next ten years.
When Governor Scott Tests Universities, Universities Do Their Homework
And according to the Sentinel, Florida State University answered those questions in “a 38-megabyte file, roughly the size of an encyclopedia volume.” The Governor is testing public universities to see how well their goals match up to his job-creation …
Another investigation into FAMU hazing practices
Palm Beach Post
Florida Board of Governors Chairwoman Ava Parker has asked Chancellor Frank Brogan to conduct an investigation into …
Head university system asked to investigate FAMU’s response to …
In a letter to the chairman of FAMU’s Board of Trustees, Ava Parker called on State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan to investigate “whether university administration took appropriate action to address the hazing activities referenced by Dr. White and any hazing activities in the student population at large.”
Not just entertainment: Porn Pastor, Porn King debate merits of adult films …
Naples Daily News
Pornography and religion intersected Tuesday night when a pastor and a porn star locked horns during a debate at Florida Gulf Coast University. Craig Gross, a Nevada-based minister, and Ron Jeremy, an X-rated film actor, faced off before a packed room to debate the merits and flaws of the billion-dollar pornography industry.
Rape of UF student investigated
A University of Florida student escaped from a rapist’s car early Tuesday morning and was running from him when a passing driver picked her up and drove her to a hospital emergency room, authorities said.
Ex-UF professor gets 6 months in prison for fraud
A former University of Florida nuclear engineering professor found guilty of fraudulently obtaining government contracts was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison followed by home confinement and probation. Samim Anghaie must report …
Meyer’s highs and lows at Florida
Some say Urban Meyer is the greatest coach in the 105-year history of University of Florida football. Other Gator fans grumble about the sweet and sour taste he left in his brief six-year run at UF. Here’s a look at Meyer’s highs and lows…
‘Tampa Bay’ to be added to USF’s name
University spokesman Michael Hoad said the new logo will read “University of South Florida Tampa Bay.” The National Reputation Task Force, a group of USF affiliates who brainstorm branding methods, will impose an initiative for the University’s logo to …
State College System
Broward College raises more than $600000 in an hour
With the help of “challenge partners,” the Broward College ”American Dream Luncheon” raised more than $600000 for student scholarships.
UT Ritter Planetarium holiday show is out of this world
Produced by the Brevard Community College Planetarium and Observatory, the program shows St. Nick on an adventure with his new friend, Mr. Freep, …
Edison State president Walker proposes June 2012 retirement date
The Board of Trustees at Edison State College has suspended District President Kenneth Walker so attorneys can build a termination case against him.
Edison State Board of Trustees places Walker on paid administrative leave
Kenneth P. Walker, president of Edison State College, was placed on paid administrative leave by the Board of Trustees on Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011. Walker had proposed moving his retirement to June 30, 2012. / John David Emmett/news-press.com 6:55 pm …
Edison Board of Trustees places President Kenneth Walker on paid leave …
Naples Daily News
Edison State College President Kenneth Walker, center, is ushered out the back of the room after the board decided Tuesday, November 29, 2011, to place him on leave. The board rejected his offer to step down on …
Polk State Trustees Give Holden Favorable Evaluation
Polk State College President Eileen Holden’s 2011 evaluation was filled with complimentary comments and showed no suggestions …
Lake Wales Arts Council Building Turned Over to PSC
With a unanimous vote, members of the Polk State College board on Monday … The building will now be called the Polk State College Lake Wales Arts Center. …
Trustees scrutinize SCF president’s contract
Sparks flew when several State College of Florida trustees asked Tuesday how much the payout would be if they were to part ways with President Lars Hafner. A payout to Hafner, who has a five-year contract worth $322,819 a year, could total about $1.6 million.
Independent College System
Ward issues $1 million grant for Edward Waters renovations
Jacksonville Daily Record
Chairman Michael Ward and Edward Waters College President Nat Glover plan to announce a $1 million challenge grant Wednesday from the Michael and Kim Ward …
Intersection | Thomas Jefferson’s Bible
… and Rollins College professor Creston Davis discuss the impact and meaning of Jefferson’s work. Thomas Jefferson.
St. Leo U Ramps Up K-12 Teacher Tech Training
Saint Leo University’s Education Department has opened a ground-breaking teacher training facility designed to prepare teachers to be at …
Community School of Naples’ Programming Team Wins Computer and Scholarships
Naples Daily News
Nearly 90 of Florida’s top high school computer science students tested their skills and competed against their peers at the Association of Computing Machinery sponsored Computer Science Programming Contest at Stetson University in Deland on Nov. 19th.
Country star Toby Keith playing at Stetson’s Hatter Hoedown
Daytona Beach News-Journal
… writer Country music star Toby Keith, known for his hits “How Do You Like Me Now” and “Beer for My Horses,” will make a special guest appearance with headliners the Sawyer Brown band during the Hatter Hoedown at Stetson University in DeLand on Dec. …
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Editorial: No accreditation by intimidation
The Florida Board of Governors recently voted to support independence, but only if Polytechnic met a number of goals, including accreditation. …
Is Your Swimming Pool Safe Year-round?
Chipola College Aquatics Director Rance Massengill said his heart goes out to the two separate families in Florida who lost toddlers to pool …
Video - Professional lacrosse player Paul Rabil holds training clinic at Florida ...
Widely considered the top professional lacrosse player in the world, [Paul] Rabil gave Lax players ages 10 to 18 an extensive training clinic at Florida Atlantic University.
Senate committee proposes FL redistricting
But political affairs Professor Peter Bergerson of Florida Gulf Coast University points out there are benefits to the area under the proposed plan. The Florida Senate plan would break up Congressional District 25, making much of Collier and Hendry …
What price art? (And why?)
Carol Damian, a professor of art history at Florida International University, said newcomers to the art scene often seek her advice. “Always look at the artist’s record,” she said. “And if he or she is indeed new and young and the work is not expensive ..
Poverty rate soars among S. Florida kids
For those without jobs, unemployment benefits help a little, but max out at $275 a week or $14300 a year, said Jorge Salazar-Carrillo, an economics professor who directs the Center of Economic Research at Florida International University.
Medical marijuana could soon be on the ballot for Florida voters
Central Florida News 13
Jack Henmy, a Florida State University senior, said he’d vote no. “It’s just like alcohol, I guess, in a sense, just like any other drug, any other prescription drug,” Henmy said. “But see, the thing is, I guess I could see that, but the pain is still …
How Useful Are Public Sex Offender Registries?
Huffington Post Canada
At a recent meeting of the Association for the Treatment of Sex Abusers, Dr. Jill Levenson of Lynn University presented the results of a study examining sex …
UM study: Shoppers who sign for purchases on credit cards spend more
If you buy a gift at your favorite store and use a credit card, it’s likely you’ll spend more on yourself, a new University of Miami study says. The “Signature Effect” study, conducted by Keri Kettle, …
Spanish In Miami: Diciendo ‘Hola’ Or Saying ‘Hello’
Linguist Andrew Lynch, who studies Spanish-usage in Miami as a professor at the University of Miami-Dade, says that although he is not Latino, he is greeted in Spanish on a regular basis. Lynch also noted that this doesn’t happen as much when he visits …
Teacher’s books touching others
A University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee professor, Thomas Crisp, Ph.D., was recently awarded two international grants for his projects that explore constructions of gender in award-winning children’s picture books.