State University System
Hazing crisis: FAMU head gets no-confidence vote
The president of Florida A&M University vowed to remain on the job Thursday despite a no-confidence vote from school trustees over his handling of the hazing death of a member of the school’s famed marching band…
FAMU president receives no-confidence vote
Florida A&M University President James Ammons has received a no-confidence vote from the school’s board of trustees because of his handling of the hazing death of a band drum major.
BREAKING NEWS Ammons recieves no-confidence vote
Despite a no-confidence vote on Thursday, Florida A&M University President James Ammons said he will not quit. FAMU’s Board of Trustees voted 8-4 on a no-confidence motion. Ammons has been president since 2007 and signed a five-year contract extension last year…
FAMU president says he’ll stay despite no-confidence vote
Los Angeles Times
James Ammons, the president of Florida A&M University, said Thursday he will stay on despite the board of trustees’ lack of confidence in his leadership; the college has been roiled by a hazing scandal involving its celebrated marching band.
Report: FAMU drum major died 1 hour after hazing
An autopsy report on FAMU band member Robert Champion showed the 26-year-old student died within an hour of the hazing incident that shook the Tallahassee university and led to the band director’s resignation.
Florida A&M President Gets No-Confidence Vote
NBC 6 Miami
The president of Florida A&M University vowed Thursday to remain on the job despite a no-confidence vote from school trustees over his handling of the hazing death of a drum major in its famed Marching 100 band…
FAMU’s Ammons in trouble: trustees express no-confidence
The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees handed president James Ammons a no-confidence vote Thursday in the wake of the university’s hazing scandal and ongoing management troubles…
FAMU trustees levy vote of ‘no confidence’ in President Ammons
Facing what one member called a “crisis of historic proportions,” Florida A&M University‘s board of trustees decided Thursday it has no confidence in the school’s president…
FAMU president vows to stay despite no-confidence vote
A majority of FAMU’s trustees supported a no-confidence vote against Ammons at its Thursday meeting. Eight of the 12 sitting board members voted in favor of the motion offered by trustee Bill Jennings.
Applicant Omitted From Poly List
One applicant’s name was inadvertently omitted from the list of those interested in serving on the board of trustees for Florida Polytechnic University. The application of Michael Scott Sapp, of Spring Hill, CFO of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, was received on time, said Kelly Layman, spokeswoman for the State University System of Florida Board of Governors…
Deaf UCF students say their wishes aren’t heard
Central Florida Future
Deaf students have tried to make their voices heard about the lack of accessibility on campus, but to several students, it seems UCF isn’t listening…
Scientists to hold bake sale for NASA Saturday
Though planet-studying spacecraft usually cost millions, or even billions, of dollars, every penny helps. That’s the reasoning behind the Planetary Exploration Car Wash and Bake Sale to be held by University of Central Florida students and professors who hope to sway lawmakers into providing more money for studying the solar system…
UF continues to seek 15% tuition hike but faces questions
University of Florida officials have gone from seeking authority for unlimited tuition hikes to worrying about getting approval for even the 15 percent increase now allowed by law…
UF announces return of July 3 fireworks
The University of Florida’s Independence Day eve Fanfare & Fireworks will be back this year, UF announced on Thursday.
North Florida nightfall brings out diversity of bats, biologists
The “Bat Blitz” was conducted for three nights in late May as biologists from the FWC and the University of Florida joined forces with Apalachicola National Forest staff, as well as students and volunteers from throughout the southeast United States and as far away as Oklahoma, Kentucky and Ohio. The blitz, sponsored by the Florida Bat Working Group in conjunction with the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network, was held for the first time in Florida.
Elton John to perform at Sun Dome’s grand opening
University of South Florida officials have booked Elton John to perform as part of the Sun Dome’s grand opening. Officials announced the Sept. 14 date as “Crocodile Rock” and “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” was played on a Sun Dome speaker …
State College System
GCSC to Host Training for Science Educators
Gulf Coast State College will host two weeks of intense training this month for 35 science educators from northwest Florida as part of …
PB State’s tech center certified LEED platinum
The South Florida Times
Palm Beach State College’s Technical Education Center at the Belle Glade campus has been awarded LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council…
Documents give glimpse into shootings of Polk State College students
Bay News 9
The man accused of killing two Polk State College students said he was just protecting his daughter…
Tape: Polk shooting suspect ‘freaked out’
Prosecutors in Bartow have released hundreds of documents and taped interviews that give a new look at the suspect in the shooting deaths of two Polk State College students and the wounding of a third man.
Independent College and University System
Feds approve WXEL transfer to new owners
Palm Beach Post
The Federal Communications Commission has approved WXEL-TV Channel 42′s license transfer from Barry University to a group led by President and CEO Bernie Henneberg. The FCC acted May 22 but there’s a 40-day waiting …
‘Bloomberg Businessweek’ Names Florida Tech Best College for Return on Investment in Florida
Florida Institute of Technology was recently lauded by Bloomberg Businessweek as “Best College for Return on Investment in Florida.” Runners up were University of Florida, University of Miami and Florida State University. Nationally, Florida Tech ranks No. 161 among 853 schools for annualized ROI…
Survey: FIT Graduates Land Jobs, Buck National Trends
The Florida Tech graduation survey results also documented that 59 percent indicated that they were “exceptionally well prepared” or “more than adequately prepared” by Florida Tech for their job or for graduate school; 36 percent felt they were at least “adequately prepared.” And, 45 percent of employed respondents are earning more than $50,000 a year. Finally, 58 percent of respondents participated in a co-op, internship or other major related work experience while at Florida Tech.
High Schoolers Call for Female Debate Moderator
Broadcasting & Cable
At press time, three high School students from Montclair, N.J., had gotten more than 87,000 signatures on an online petition calling for a woman moderator at one of the three planned presidential debates…The Commission has set three presidential debates, for Oct. 3 at the University of Denver; Oct. 16 at Hofstra in Hempstead, N.Y.; and Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
The decline of black Bulls
In 1997 I entered the University of South Florida as a black freshman in a summer program set up for socio-economically disadvantaged and academically challenged youth. Graduating from Gaither High School with a 2.7 GPA, I needed all the help I could get…Erik C. Wade, Ph.D., graduated from the University of South Florida in 2002 and teaches history at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.
Former Blue Ridge Thunder member under investigation for child porn
Lynchburg News and Advance
Dr. Gary Reynolds, a leading expert in the field of fighting child pornography on-line, is a former investigator with Bedford County’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He was also listed as a staff member of the Safe Surfin’ Foundation…Several sources said Reynolds was at Broward College last month, as a contract employee for the University of Louisville, teaching several police officers a class unrelated to child pornography investigations. At some point, suspected child pornography …
“Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle” Jeff Allbritten of Edison College
Naples Daily News
It’s all new: The new president-elect of Edison State College, the new exhibit of World War II comics at the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida and the new public pool in Naples at River Park. Guests on “Naples Daily NewsMakers …
Obama supporters try to plant doubts about Romney record
“Romney economics didn’t work in Massachusetts, and it’s not going to work now,” said Stephanie Rosendorf, president of the College Democrats at Florida Atlantic University.
Surgeon: Left without a face, victims say, ‘I’ve become a monster’
The Seattle Times
“It is best not to have a single dramatic moment, but to allow for a process of understanding to occur, after days and months,” said Chad Perlyn, chief of plastic surgery at Florida International University’s medical school.
Biologists conduct annual count of gators in West Volusia
Daytona Beach News-Journal
[Patrick] Delaney said he learned field research from “the best” after he began volunteering with the commission’s alligator section when he was 19, an opportunity he held onto through four years of college at Florida State University…
Supporters work to save University of Missouri Press
Kansas City Star
Ned Stuckey-French, an English professor at Florida State University, has been working with Miller in his campaign to save the press, writing letters to Wolfe and the media.
Holy matrimony, Batman! Are comic books legalizing gay marriage?
Christian Science Monitor
Mr. [Julian] Chambliss, a history professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., says comic books reflect societal concerns, despite being characterized as juvenile escapism…
UCF Student Company Needs “Likes” to Win National Clean Tech Competetion
Florida Technology Journal
A company founded by a University of Central Florida student, needs web users to help it take a top prize in a national clean energy competition. Mesdi Systems, founded by Brandon Lojewski, is competing in the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy…
The real message of the sentiment data
That record, according to University of Florida finance professor Jay Ritter, one of academia’s leading experts on the IPO market, came in 1996. That year, there were more than eight times as many IPOs as in 2011.
Releases and Web Stories
Kaufman Lynn Construction to Build New FAU Parking Garage
Kaufman Lynn Construction continues business with Florida Atlantic University to build a new 1000 car expandable parking garage with retail space. This will be the sixth major construction contract between Kaufman Lynn and FAU…
Year Up Inc. Announces Partnership with Miami Dade College at Clinton Global …
MarketWatch (press release)
Year Up announced that it will launch a new community college program in partnership with Miami Dade College in August 2012 as part of the PTC initiative.
Ringling College Graduate Eric Prah Wins 2012 Student Academy …
Eric Prah, a 2012 Computer Animation Graduate from the Ringling College of Art and Design, has won a 2012 Student Academy Award from the Academy of Motion …