State University System
House higher education plan includes tuition increases, budget cuts
Florida college students can start bracing for higher tuition bills again come fall. Leaders in the House proposed raising tuition by 8 percent next year at public colleges and universities as part of a budget unveiled Tuesday.
Flawed FAMU audits under review
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
“The contractor will report directly to the (FAMU) board of trustees to maintain independence under applicable audit standards,” Ammons wrote. Following a whistle-blower’s complaint, FAMU hired the Tallahassee law firm Sniffen & Spellman to investigate…
FGCU Board of Trustees elects new officers
The Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees has elected a new chair and vice chair – Trustee Larry Hart as chair, and Trustee (Ms.) Robbie Roepstorff as vice chair. The slate was unanimously recommended by the Board’s Officers Nominating …
Gingrich Surges in Latest Florida Poll
NBC 6 Miami
Gingrich will be delivering his own Latin American policy speech Wednesday at Florida International University, followed by a meet and greet at Wings Plus restaurant in Coral Springs.
University of Central Florida Plans to Pay $15.1M for Medical City Land
University of Central Florida trustees are planning to spend $15.1 million to buy 25 acres in Lake Nona’s Medical City for a possible teaching hospital and clinic, in a deal whose price has been criticized by a trustee and major UCF benefactor.
Ex-UCF student pleads guilty to federal hacking charge
A now former University of Central Florida student charged with hacking into a website used by the FBI recently pleaded guilty in federal court, records show. Scott Matthew Arciszewski was arrested at his dorm on the UCF …
Gators-themed buses started running on campus Monday
The Independent Florida Alligator
Revenue from UF and Santa Fe College will account for more than half of the RTS operating budget in the 2012-13 fiscal year, according to a news release.
Florida CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debate Tonight
The last Florida Republican Presidential Primary debate will take place at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville tonight at 8:00 pm EST The debate will air on CNN and CNN en Espanol. Tonight will be the final …
Campaigns Announce Watch Parties for Thursday Debate | Politics
First Coast News
With only 700 seats available for Thursday’s GOP debate at the University of North Florida, many people interested in watching the event will have to do it on television. But local campaign chairs for the candidates are planning watch parties for …
GOP Candidates to Appear in Last Debate before Florida Primary
CNN lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer will moderate the two-hour presidential debate which will take place at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville on Thursday, January 26 at 8 pm ET. Blitzer, John King, Erin Burnett and Soledad O’Brien will …
Jacksonville politically quiet day before debate
All quiet on the First Coast just one day before the CNN/Republican Party of Florida debate at the University of North Florida. The candidates are focusing their efforts in other cities today. Meanwhile at UNF students, faculty, and administrators …
Audio - STEM Students And Programs Focus of University of South Florida Study
University of South Florida students work on a high-tech project. A USF professor is studying STEM programs and students. University of South Florida professor Will Tyson recently won a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to …
USF Poly Eliminates Positions, Says It Will Save $1 Million
The University of South Florida Polytechnic has announced changes officials said will save about $1 million. The changes include the discontinuation of international initiatives for France, Asia and Central and Latin America, the university …
USF Polytechnic reorganization saves $1 million
In the meantime, Touchton told USF trustees that he would work to make the campus more efficient while moving toward independence benchmarks laid out by the Florida Board of Governors. Touchton said this month that he found someone to make that …
UWF receives $200000 gift
Pensacola News Journal
A continued quest by the University of West Florida to reconnect prominent alumni with its athletic program has resulted in two significant donations. Terry Berling and Sandy Sansing announced today they were …
State College System
Gingrich engages Brevard audiences
AP Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich came to Brevard County for a town hall meeting in Cocoa and a roundtable discussion on space and technology at Brevard Community College. Gingrich began his town hall meeting just after 5 pm Wednesday at the …
‘Occupy’ Melbourne To Attend Gingrich Town Hall In Cocoa
The town hall will be Gingrich’s second stop in the Space Coast today. Gingrich will meet with aerospace industry representatives first at the Brevard Community College Cocoa Campus at 3:30 pm, then proceed to the town hall at 4:45 pm.
Florida Legislature: College Professors Need Not Apply
Not to speak of Senate President Mike Haridopolos, who lists his occupation as a professor at Brevard Community College (remember the $152000 he got for a 175-page double-spaced book manuscript on Florida politics?). The other major problem with …
S. Florida Colleges Forming Partnerships To Get Jobless Working
In South Florida, Broward College and Miami-Dade College already have formed partnerships with area businesses and are helping the unemployed get back to work…
State auditors rap college for repeat problems
Florida Keys Community College has to tighten its purchase-card controls and its policy for who has access to what in the college’s computer …
USF, HCC partnership opens door to local four-year degree
Once again charting new education ground, Hillsborough Community College SouthShore will offer a four-year business degree opportunity when the fall semester begins on its campus here. A joint use agreement involving HCC and …
Livings-Eassa appointed IRSC assistant dean of adult education
Libby Livings-Eassa has been promoted to the position of assistant dean of adult education for Indian River State College. The Vero Beach resident will provide leadership for IRSC’s Adult Education Career Pathways program …
Gaining In The Polls, Gingrich To Swing Through South Florida
Buoyed by rising poll numbers and his impressive South … the Candidates” forum co-sponsored by Miami Dade College and the US Hispanic …
Romney To Talk About Cuba At Freedom Tower
At 2:15 pm the former Massachusetts governor will take part in a “Meet the Candidates” forum co-sponsored by Miami Dade College and the US Hispanic Chamber …
Florida University Students Tackle Voting Rights and Voting Access …
The position was initially moved by the Student Government Association of Palm Beach State College’s Boca Raton campus after a FLIER presentation on HB 1355 …
SCF cited for cited for financial aid errors
State auditors this week cited the college for failing to pay back about $133000 in …
Duncan: Top teachers should make $150000
While lawmakers worked away the afternoon in the state Capitol, US Education Secretary Arne Duncan stopped by Tallahassee Community College to tout the importance of workforce education.
Independent College and University System
Lynn University renovates in preparation for final presidential debate of 2012
Palm Beach Post
Benjamin Olewine pledged $1 million to create the new entrance at Lynn University. He has a nature preserve named after him. By Lona O’Connor BOCA RATON — With its big national moment only nine months away, Lynn University is planning to spruce up its …
Gingrich Says He Won’t Abide by General Election Debate Schedule
MyFox Tampa Bay
… debates would take place next October at the University of Denver, Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, and Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
GOP debates are ‘must watch’ for Lynn University students
Nine months from now, Lynn University will host the final presidential debate, on October 22. It will be held at the campus Performing Arts Center. Students say winning a debate is more art than science…
NSU launches sustainable solar energy project
Nova Southeastern University launched its Sustainable Energy Project at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park on Monday. According to Nova Southeastern University representatives, this project will provide all of the park’s energy needs through a combination …
For Profit and Career Colleges
Scott Appoints Keiser to Enterprise Florida Board
Sunshine State News
Rick Scott appointed Belinda Keiser, the vice chancellor of Keiser University, to the Board of Directors of Enterprise Florida, Inc., the public-private …
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Beth Kassab: UCF land deal good for Lake Nona developer, bad for UCF
The University of Central Florida is about to ink a bad deal with Lake Nona developer Tavistock Group. Another bad deal. This time the savvy negotiators at Tavistock want UCF to pay a sky-high price of $15.1 million for 25 acres next to its medical …
FAU professor makes news with finding that babies lip read
When Florida Atlantic University psychology professor David J. Lewkowicz announced the findings of his two-year study on how infants learn to speak, it made national news.
FAU hosts lecture featuring Buddhist Nun Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
More than 500 people attended a recent lecture at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) with Buddhist nun Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo. The lecture, titled “Into the Heart of Life,” was part of FAU’s Peace Studies Program and the Peaceful Mind Peaceful World …
Florida Race Tests Rivals’ Appeal to Hispanics
Wall Street Journal
The GOP candidates are pulling out the stops to woo Hispanics in Florida, where they make up about 12% of Republicans, according to Dario Moreno, a professor at Florida International University.
Harrison Shows Off Its Assets Hosting National Gathering of Educators
“It’s incredible,” said [Larry] Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota. “I could spend all day in here.”
Researchers to use zebra dung in biofuel project
The Independent Florida Alligator
Jonathan Miot, director of the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, said zebras, which are in the same taxonomic family as horses, have especially strong stomachs …
Gingrich: ‘Grandiose’ space plans are possible
“Absent them coming along with you, we’re going to find ourselves back where we are right now,” said Dale Ketcham, director of the Spaceport Research and Technology Institute at the University of Central Florida.”
Danny Glover speaks about race, activism during UF event
Actor Danny Glover answers questions from Kevin Jenkins, at PhD student at the University of Florida, at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Gainesville, Fla.
Gingrich Joins Romney in Saturating Florida Airwaves Before Vote
… enough to blanket all 10 of the state’s media markets, assuring that every likely Republican voter will see at least three ads before Election Day,” Daniel Smith, a political scientist at the University of Florida in Gainesville, said in an e-mail.
UF journalism school dean to step down
The dean of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, who has been on medical leave as he received radiation and chemotherapy for throat cancer, announced Wednesday that he would return to faculty duties when his contract as dean runs out in January 2013. College Dean John Wright wrote in a letter to colleagues that UF will soon form a search committee and have an entire year to find a new dean.…
Mormon Church’s Prior Baptism Of Dead Jews Could Raise Concerns For Florida Voters
As a religious minority, Jews have been “somewhat more likely than Americans as a whole to say that a presidential candidate’s Mormon affiliation wouldn’t make them less likely to support that candidate,” said Kenneth Wald, a University of Florida political scientist who studies religion and elections. But, Wald added, other than the small minority of Orthodox Jews who lean Republican, most American Jews have “some concerns about what they perceive as the theopolitical nature of Mormonism.”
Miami Soldier Says Attending State of the Union Was “Incredible Moment”
NBC 6 Miami
Lt. [Brittany] Ramos graduated from the University of Miami last May. Next month, she will deploy for Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. “I don’t know if there is a better sendoff because it’s very grounding – reminding you what we are fighting …
Mild Cognitive Impairment: Surprising News About Memory Loss
“We know that mild cognitive impairment [MCI] is important, but we’ve never had great estimates as to the frequency among men and women in different age groups,” said Dr. Ralph Sacco, professor and chair of neurology at the University of Miami School …
Romney and Gingrich battle for Florida’s Latino vote
Los Angeles Times
Predicting how the Latino vote will fall is “a tough call,” said Jaime Suchliki, director of the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami.
Both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney camps putting many of their chips on TV ads …
“For Romney, if he doesn’t win Florida, his campaign may pretty much be over, and Gingrich is looking for a knockout punch,” said Darryl Paulson, professor emeritus of government at the University of South Florida.
Deluge of campaign ads, calls, mail engulfs Florida voters
Kansas City Star
“At this point you can’t avoid them,” said Susan MacManus, a professor of government at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Releases and Web Stories
University of Florida Launches Conference to Advance Digital Health Communication Innovation
PR Web (press release)
The University of Florida’s (UF) Center for Digital Health and Wellness will hold the first Digital Health Communication Extravaganza, known as DHCX, conference Feb. 15-17 at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Fla. This first-of-its-kind event is designed …
Heipp named director of School of Art + Art History
University of Florida
With more than 30 years of service to the University of Florida, professor Richard Heipp has been appointed director of UF’s School of Art + Art History. The appointment will begin July 1.
Fitch Rates University of Tampa’s (FL) Revs ‘BBB’; Outlook Stable
MarketWatch (press release)
… Fitch Ratings has assigned a ‘BBB’ rating to $80.1 million revenue and revenue refunding bonds, series 2012A, to be issued by the Higher Educational Facilities Financing Authority (the authority) on behalf of the University of Tampa (UT), Florida.