State University System
FAMU Hazing Prevention Week
Capitol News Service
And of course the secret practice of hazing at FAMU burst onto the national scene last November…
Report: FAMU law school has improved but lags in academics and other areas
Florida A&M University‘s law school in Orlando is “well positioned to thrive” but still falls short in academic quality and a number of other areas, according to a new report from the American Bar Association…
FAMU Way now begins at Monroe Street
WTXL ABC 27
The school has dedicated this week to hazing prevention. Students are learning about the campus penalties for hazing, the legal penalties and the health consequences.
Students push to pack heat
The attention began when members of the Florida Gulf Coast University community saw fliers that had been posted on campus for his group, Eagles for Concealed Carry at FGCU…
FGCU Quidditch hosts intercollegiate tournament
Founded in spring 2012, the FGCU Quidditch Club has come a long way in a short time. Schools from all over the state, including University of Florida, Florida State University, South Florida, Central Florida, Miami, University of Tampa, Florida Atlantic, and Ringling, traveled to Estero last Saturday for FGCU’s first-ever Quidditch tournament…
FAA investigates Medstar issues
This comes after the DUI crash Friday involving two Florida Gulf Coast University students. The Bayflight helicopter was dispatched, but cancelled when rescue officials thought Collier’s chopper would arrive faster.
Florida Polytechnic Board Holds Off Accepting USF Assets and Funds
Florida Polytechnic University‘s Board of Trustees have voted against accepting funds and assets from the University of South Florida on Oct. 15, saying the date is just too early…
Hitt: If budget cuts continue, UCF may have to limit enrollment
In a mostly upbeat speech about the state of the University of Central Florida, President John Hitt warned Tuesday that any future state-funding cuts could force him to limit students’ access to the nation’s second-largest public university.
UF partners with TurboVote to get students registered
…Students with the Gator Coalition for Civic Engagement ran a booth Tuesday at the center’s Pugh Hall home, allowing people to use tablet computers to sign up for the service. The effort coincided with National Voter Registration Day. Nearly 2,800 people at UF had signed up to use TurboVote as of Tuesday afternoon. Two-thirds of those voters were born between 1991 and 1994…
University of Florida Ranked Playboy’s 3rd Top Party School; University of …
Miami New Times (blog)
Playboy‘s top party school list seems to be an ever changing beast. The University of Miami used to dominate the list back in the ’80s, but its party-hard reputation sort of tapered off as its academic standing improved. Though, back in 2009 the school made a dramatic return to reclaim its stop as America’s number one party school. Now, just three years later the school has failed to crack the list. Though, the University of Florida reps the Sunshine State at number three…
Florida consumer confidence zooms to five-year high
The state’s consumer confidence index zoomed to a five-year high of 79 — up three points from a revised August reading of 76, according to a monthly University of Florida survey released Tuesday.
USF and Lakeland hospital partnership will bring first wave of resident physicians in July 2015
ABC Action News
If all goes as planned, Lakeland Regional Medical Center will officially become a teaching hospital in less than three years. Leaders from the hospital and the University of South Florida announced the details of the partnership in a news conference Tuesday morning…
Bats giving Tampa apartment residents nightmares
It’s not Halloween, but residents of an apartment complex near the University of South Florida are living a nightmare. Cinnamon Cove Apartments is infested with bats…
Future of Electric Cars on Display at “Roadshow”
September 25, 2012 | WMFE – A variety of cars using different kinds of fuels were on display at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus during a stop on the Florida Alternative Vehicle Road show tour.
State College System
Slain children’s dad promotes memorial in their honor
Money from the memorial fund will go to support an art scholarship in Calyx’s name at Hillsborough Community College’s North Dale Mabry campus…
New sculptures at Miami-Dade College connect human rights
…A large-scale initiative at Miami Dade College aims to change that. With the goal of honoring the document through sculptures at all eight campuses, and a pavilion featuring more exhibits, MDC could become the place where the universal declaration gets its due. If completed, the plan would represent the world’s largest public tribute to a document that Roosevelt once called the “common standard of achievement for all peoples of all nations.”…
New express bus goes from Weston/Sunrise area to downtown Miami
South Florida Business Journal
Bus stops along the route include the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Tri-Rail Station (at Griffin Road), Veterans Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami-Dade County Courthouse and Miami-Dade College Medical Campus.
Hospital on Briger property called boost to local economy
Palm Beach Post
At Palm Beach State College, enrollment has increased from about 6,000 in 2006 to about 9,000 now, Provost Jean Wihbey told the crowd at the DoubleTree by Hilton. The college plans a 45,000-square-foot, $9 million student center on the Eissey Campus on PGA Boulevard in about five years…
FDOT delays Highway 90 completion again
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
That’s because representatives from the state road department have been promising for months that the short stretch of Highway 90 construction in front of Kmart and Pensacola State College in Milton would be done.
Independent Colleges and Universities
Jacksonville council reduces clerk of courts budget because of bonuses
Another amendment by the council restored $90,000 to the budget so Jacksonville University would continue with a manatee protection program…
Southeastern Unveils Initiative to Build 5000-Seat Football Stadium
Victory Sports Network
Southeastern University announced a definitive initiative on Monday night to compete in NAIA Division I football in a new 5,000-seat stadium on its Lakeland campus starting in the fall of 2014…
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
My Word: We live or die by the choices we make
The Orlando Sentinel editorial “Blame-shifting at FAMU doesn’t atone for death,” on Sept. 15, made me realize that we need to talk. About a growing failure in our culture. About accepting responsibility…Larry Witzleben of Winter Park is a massage therapist and health educator.
Editorial: Reject FL amendment proposals that put politics into unwarranted places
Amendment 12: Currently, Florida State University has no opportunity to seat a student representative on the Board of Governors of the State University System. But that’s only because FSU is not a member of the Florida Student Association, whose president automatically become the representative to the Board of Governors. The other state universities and their student presidents are members…
Wednesday’s letters: Poor location for medical merger
While potentially advantageous for Lakeland, this merger is a sad reminder of the failure of USF‘s College of Medicine to be the leader of academic and clinical medicine in Tampa Bay. For years it has failed or been rebuffed in its efforts to build its own hospital in Tampa, and now it has resorted to creating a university hospital in a city outside of Tampa Bay…Jeffrey B. Neustadt, M.D., clinical professor of pediatrics and orthopedics, USF College of Medicine; chairman, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg
Atlanta Classic adds star power to halftime show in absence of Marching 100
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
The Atlanta Football Classic, which matches FAMU against Southern University on Saturday, will take on a Super Bowl flare at halftime…Ten-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan, and rappers Doug E. Fresh and Future will headline the halftime show. A cast of more than 100 dancers will also be a part of the acts, while Southern’s marching band will open the 25-minute performance, said Bill Lamar, chairman of the Classic.
Edward O. Keith, 60, longtime Nova researcher, dies
Dr. Edward O. Keith, a longtime science instructor and researcher at Nova Southeastern University, died Sept. 14 after a battle with cancer. He was 60. Mr. Keith, who had been at the university since 1986
Romney Bus Tour Hits Escambia County Monday
Stops with Congressman Jeff Miller were made earlier today at The Coffee Cup restaurant and Pensacola Christian College…
Rollins prof. demanded best of students
Max D. Richards was the type of teacher students remember for the rest of their lives. Known as “Max the Ax,” he demanded their best in every class and on every paper. And he never tired of asking students: “Why?” After serving as dean of Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business Administration, Richards retired in the early 1980′s and headed south to become professor of management at Rollins College Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business…
SunTrust’s overseas outsourcing of fraud-detection work raises security issues
“We don’t like it when we see jobs shipped overseas, but we love it when we see jobs come here,” said Stanley D. Smith, a finance professor at the University of Central Florida…
New ID laws could delay outcome of close election
“It’s a possibility of a complete meltdown for the election,” said Daniel Smith, a political scientist at the University of Florida.
Police arrest person of interest in case of missing University of Florida student
Police believe 18-year-old Christian Aguilar may have been a victim of foul play. Police say 18-year-old Pedro A. Bravo says he had an altercation with Aguilar Thursday evening and left him in a parking lot in the 1900 block of Northwest 13th Street…
Matricide in South Florida, the unimaginable crime
“Of course we should be shocked,” said University of Miami psychiatrist John Shaw, speaking of matricide in general. “No one is supposed to do that.”
Local DJ Puts Indie Radio on the Map
Ocean Drive Magazine
For the past two years, while pursuing master’s degrees in music business and in arts presenting and live entertainment management at the University of Miami, [Laura] Sutnick served as music director at the progressive independent college radio station WVUM 90.5 FM and hosted her own popular weekly show, Vamos a La Playa. As director, she moved the station away from what she describes as its old ambient-heavy “beats and clicks” sound to a more dynamic format mirroring music trends at large. The result: an MTVu Woodie award last year, naming WVUM the best college radio station in the country…
Releases and Web Stories
Florida Tech Online MBA Rated #7 in Country
MELBOURNE, Florida — The online SuperScholar.org, in its recently published 2013 Smart Choice Best Online MBA Ranking, rated the Florida Institute of Technology Online MBA programs in the country, according to a Florida Institute of Technology news release.
FIT Professor Co-Investigator on Defense Threat Project
MELBOURNE, Florida – Ju Zhang, Florida Institute of Technology assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is a co-principal investigator with Thomas L. Jackson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Matthew Gross from the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, California, on a project just selected by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for a $450,000 award over three years, according to a Florida Institute of Technology news release…
Foreign policy takes center stage in 2012 election
The eruption of violent, anti-American protests in more than two dozen Muslim countries has swung the focus of the 2012 presidential campaign from the economy to foreign policy, the topic of the final presidential debate at Lynn University.
“The Front Row Seat to Presidential History” Lynn Library exhibit opens
As Lynn University prepares for the upcoming presidential debate, it is engaging students with debate-related courses, panels and now a political exhibit. On Thursday, Sept. 27, the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library will unveil its newest exhibit …