State University System
FGCU food pantry helps feed hungry students
Naples Daily News
For many Florida Gulf Coast University students, paying for school and other living expenses takes precedence over food. Getting groceries sometimes doesn’t make the cut. Sixty-three percent of FGCU student respondents to a March survey on hunger needs admitted to knowing someone who skips meals because of finances, and nearly half admitted to being one of them…
If the blue trees grab your attention, that’s the point
An artist will be turning trees blue on the University of Florida campus this month, but don’t expect orange shrubs to follow. Rather than a tribute to UF’s official colors, the trees are being painted vibrant blue for a public art exhibit meant to bring attention to the threat of deforestation.
USF police investigating two reports of sexual assault on campus
University of South Florida police are investigating an alleged sexual battery early Sunday at Epsilon Hall, which houses 240 freshmen. The woman who reported the rape knows the suspect, according to police. The investigation remains open.
Video: USF students protest Afghanistan war, education cuts
The chant was repeated over and over through a megaphone to lunchtime classmates as about a dozen University of South Florida students gathered in front of Cooper Hall on Monday to protest wars and bring attention to education budget concerns.
State College System
Jobs likely a top topic for candidates
During Wednesday’s political forum at Brevard Community College in Palm Bay, expect to hear repeated mentions of jobs, and how to create them, from four political candidates seeking influential roles of their own…
Could the biggest changes still be coming at FSCJ?
There are two big questions still outstanding at Florida State College at Jacksonville, and we could find out if and how they play together Tuesday morning. Late Wednesday there was a quickly called special Board of Trustees meeting to take place Friday regarding “Employment Matters”. Late Thursday this meeting was postponed until Tuesday. That same week the Board had opened a direct line of communication with legal counsel regarding College President Steven Wallace’s contract, and it was upon the recommendation of that lawyer, as well as the preference of some of the trustees, that the meeting was postponed.
NWFSC employee information compromised in hacking incident
Crestview News Bulletin
The personal information of at least 50 Northwest Florida State College employees, and perhaps students and vendors, was compromised in an apparent hacking incident…
Independent Colleges and Universities
Debates rage over Flagler building
St. Augustine Record
More than two hours of presentation from a feisty Flagler College president and an unrelenting stream of local commenters made for a long night and difficult decision for the city Monday night.
Lynn University prepares for presidential debate
The big day in Boca Raton is only two weeks away. The presidential election could hinge on how the two candidates perform when they debate at Lynn University on October 22. There are gates all over campus as the tiny school prepares to host 2,500 media members, campaign staff and the candidates themselves…
President to speak at University of Miami
In what’s billed as a “grass roots event,” President Barack Obama will take his case for re-election to the public Thursday during an appearance at the University of Miami…
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Letter: Time to cut ties with FSCJ president
Those who attend colleges and universities, along with those that teach at these institutions, all share something in common: pride, respect, loyalty, sense of accomplishment and devotion to their particular institutions. It would appear that Steve Wallace, president of Florida State College at Jacksonville, has denied the students and faculty the basics every student and every faculty member is entitled to while former chairman of the Board of Trustees Jim McCollum also denied the students and faculty members when he failed to act when mismanagement continued to surface seemingly with no end in sight…T.F. Howe – Jacksonville
3700 candles lit as Ave Maria Law students celebrate life of Nellie Gray …
The event was organized by Michael Acquilano, current president of the Lex Vitae Society of Ave Maria School of Law, Managing Editor of the International Law Journal, Board Member of the Naples Pro-Life Council, and fellow at the Wilberforce Institute and Students for Life of America.
Florida’s West Flays Opponent as He Sees Communists in Congress
“We do have an interesting history in this district,” said Kevin Wagner, an associate professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. “This race been pretty nasty, and it’s hard to image it getting worse.”
Why Are Lightning Deaths Declining?
Joseph Dwyer, a physicist at the Florida Institute of Technology who researches lightning, speculates that education on how to deal with lightning strikes once they’ve happened might also contribute to diminishing fatalities…
Re-Elected Chavez May Face Economic Limits
“He’s going to have to deal with some very basic, mundane capitalist things, like reducing inflation,” which stands at 18 percent, said Eduardo Gamarra, a Latin American studies professor at Florida International University in Miami…
Protect Yourself From Identity Theft Through Cyber Security
Guy Garrett, a cyber security expert and an Assistant Professor from Gulf Coast State College says it’s up to you to educate yourself on the ever-changing security settings for web-sites such as Facebook.com. Garrett recommends familiarizing yourself with “help” sections to arrange your privacy settings…
Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Eduardo Padron, College President Redefines …
When Eduardo Padrón left Cuba for America at the age of 15, with his younger brother in tow, he could have never imagined that one day he would be named one of the top 10 college presidents by TIME magazine as president of Miami-Dade College. Today, under Dr. Padrón’s leadership, Miami Dade College, one of the largest colleges in the country with over 174,000 students, enrolls more minorities than any other institution in the United States, and is transforming the model of higher and, most importantly, help students like him break the cycle of poverty…
Crist to endorse Fitzgerald on Tuesday
As expected, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will be in Sarasota on Tuesday to officially endorse Sarasota Democrat Keith Fitzgerald… Fitzgerald, a New College of Florida professor, is running against US Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, who is seeking a fourth two-year term in Congress…
Florida university opens $50 million reef research center
McClatchy Washington Bureau
Every time Richard Dodge looks out his window, he can see how far Nova Southeastern University’s oceanography program has come. When Dodge arrived as a young marine biologist 34 years ago, the nascent marine program at an obscure Broward County school was still reeling from the death of its first director, mysteriously lost at sea with four others when a research vessel vanished off the coast of Maine…
UCF student shares story that ‘It Gets Better’
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Hunter Fromm, a student at the University of Central Florida, is featured in ‘It Gets Better.’ Hunter Fromm, 18, says taking part in the special “It’s kind of easier to talk about things today,” Fromm says. “It was a big breakthrough for us. I think the show opened up communication. It broke a wall.” “It Gets Better” shares stories of young people growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. The program premieres at 11 p.m. Tuesday on MTV and Logo, two days before National Coming Out Day…
Bravo indicted for murder in Aguilar case
An Alachua County grand jury Monday returned first-degree murder and kidnapping indictments against Pedro A. Bravo, 18, in the disappearance of his friend, Christian Aguilar, 18, a University of Florida student. Augilar has been missing since Sept. 20.
Cost of Florida’s death row easily exceeds $1 million per inmate …
George R. “Bob” Dekle Sr., a legal skills professor at the University of Florida agreed with Bakkedahl. The 29-year former state prosecutor said some defense lawyers specializing in death row appeals “feel their duty to their client trumps their duty” to the system. ”If the client is guilty and deserving of death, then the last thing they want is for the system to work properly,” he said. “The more monkey wrenches that can be thrown into the system, the longer the client lives.”
In voter registration fraud case, it’s not Mickey Mouse you have to worry about
“If they’re submitting the names of dead people or Mickey Mouse, that will be caught,” said Daniel A. Smith, a political scientist at the University of Florida. ”The more pernicious type of fraud is where they change the addresses of people already registered, so that when they go to vote, they’ll be at the wrong precinct.”
E-Health Opportunities for Seniors
New York Times (blog)
“Seniors need to get on the technological bandwagon and become an integral part of their own health care and health care delivery,” said Sara J. Czaja, scientific director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine…
Who’s Applying To Be University of Miami GM? An Exclusive Look At the …
Miami New Times (blog)
For the third time since 2008 the Miami Hurricanes are on the hunt for a new athletics director. Don’t worry though, University of Miami President Donna Shalala says she has heard from literally hundreds of people who wants the job. ”I’m getting hundreds of emails from people wanting the job,” she told The Sun-Sentinel. “Hundreds … That’s a good problem to have.”