State University System
Florida lawmakers, US-born students make push for in-state tuition
Flanked by students from across the state, a group of Florida lawmakers endorsed legislation to allow the U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition for college, if they went to high school in Florida. The bills, sponsored by Rep. Reggie Fullwood, D-Jacksonville, Rep.Hazelle Rogers, D-Lauderdale Lakes, and Sen. René García, R-Hialeah, would change Florida’s controversial policy of denying in-state tuition benefits to U.S. citizens who are children of illegal immigrants.
Rally in Tally
Capitol News Service
Hundreds of college students are asking lawmakers to fund higher education. The students traveled from all over Florida today to rally at the state capitol…
Fla. university students oppose tuition increase
State university students rallied in front of the old Florida Capitol on Thursday to say it’s time to stop annual tuition increases…
FAMU faculty: Cuts worse than hazing
The South Florida Times
Florida A&M University faculty leaders have told the board overseeing state universities that FAMU faces bigger issues than hazing even as they acknowledged that the death of a student last November was tragic.
FAMU named one of the most popular colleges
WTXL ABC 27
Florida A&M University has been named one of the most popular colleges, according to a US News and World Report…
Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll will Keynote FAMU’s Black History Month Convocation
Florida A&M University (FAMU) has scheduled its annual Black History Month Convocation for Friday, February 17 at 10:10 am in the Alfred L. Lawson Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium. The keynote speaker will be Jennifer …
FAU newspapers stolen twice in one week
Student Press Law Center
About 2600 copies of Florida Atlantic University’s student newspaper were stolen over three days this week after members of the staff removed posters that criticized the paper.
Report: Disney owed more than $400K in back wages
A report just released by a research group from Florida International University found Florida employees are losing out on millions in wages. WFTV checked, and found that Disney was one of the biggest offenders.
Meningitis strikes universities in Florida, British Columbia
The Florida Department of Health confirmed Wednesday, a female student from Florida State University, was positive for Neisseria meningitidis, the causative agent of meningococcal meningitis…
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum visits Tallahassee
WTXL ABC 27
The breakfast was at the University Center Club on Florida State University’s campus. The 2012 Florida Leadeship Prayer Breakfast coincides with the Christian Family Coalition’s “Day At the Capitol”. This year over 150 equality advocates, …
UCF trustees vote yes on controversial land buy
University of Central Florida trustees voted Thursday to approve a controversial land purchase — 25 acres for $15.1 million in Lake Nona’s Medical City.
Ex-UCF student pleads guilty to federal hacking charge
Since Monday, the slow trickle of news trucks wielding thick black wires and pervasive satellites have transformed into a flood of cameras and reporters. Local and national news stations are thrusting UNF into the spotlight—whether students like it or not…
Game day: GOP debate descends on Jacksonville
Photo courtesy of the University of North Florida. A sneak peek at the stage in the Lazarra Performance Hall set up for the GOP debate Thursday night. By Matt Augustine Hear the CNN/RPOF Debate at 8pm tonight on WOKV. A national spotlight will be …
Romney, Gingrich to speak around Jax
Two of the four Republican presidential candidates expected at the CNN/Republican Party of Florida debate at the University of North Florida on Thursday night are making public appearances in Jacksonville during the day…
University of North Florida preparing for GOP debate
With an army of satellite trucks next to the student union and a gigantic news set in the middle of campus, students at the University of North Florida found themselves in a national spotlight on Thursday.
Romney puts Gingrich on defensive in Florida debate
A neck-and-neck race for Florida and its importance for the Republican presidential nomination made for a combustible atmosphere at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville as the candidates sparred repeatedly. Gingrich, who has displayed a …
UF encounters skepticism from employees over health insurance plan
As the University of Florida seeks to provide its own health insurance plan for its employees, some faculty members are expressing skepticism about the idea. UF is seeking legislative approval to opt out of the state health care …
Life on the UNF campus: Just call it D-Day, our time to shine.
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Each year the school grows with new construction and students, and the campus is discovering its unique place somewhere between the University of Florida’s famous football team and the University of Central Florida’s sheer size.
University of South Florida takes the wraps off CAMLS
Tampa Bay Business Journal (blog)
University of South Florida officials showed off the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation to about 100 invited guests Wednesday night. The project, a $30 million, 90000-square-foot, three-story complex in downtown Tampa, is in the final …
Video - University of South Florida tops list of Florida schools for ‘Sugar Babies’
WTSP 10 News
The website, Seeking Arrangement.com, pairs up wealthy older men or women known as “Sugar Daddies” or “Sugar Mommies” with younger, attractive men and women usually college students called “Sugar Babies” in exchange for companionship and monetary compensation.
State College System
Is Gingrich’s ‘grandiose’ space vision realistic?
But his ideas and questions drew halting replies from 24 panelists gathered at Brevard Community College in Cocoa. They noted NASA red tape, risk control, politics, budget shortfalls, bureaucracy and a history of broken promises by previous presidents.
Chipola professors, students doing taxes for free
Jackson County Floridan
Two Chipola College professors, other volunteers and their students are helping locals do their taxes for free.
Some Edison faculty, students to inquire about rehiring fired VPs at town halls
Naples Daily News
True to his self-described style of open-door communication, Edison State College Interim President Dudley Goodlette will today host the first two of four town hall meetings with the school’s faculty and students…
Human trafficking is a pervasive, local problem, Edison panel says
Naples Daily News
An audience of about 150 people gathered to hear Beckett and five other representatives from non-profit agencies, law enforcement, and advocacy centers discuss how the treatment and prosecution of human trafficking — especially sex trafficking — has evolved in Southwest Florida…
Hillsborough jury finds husband guilty of setting wife on fire
She now attends Hillsborough Community College. Her mother said Mabrey wants to study psychiatry. From jail, Hanney tried to manipulate his wife by writing her a letter begging forgiveness, Gabbard said. In the letter, he told Mabrey he loved her more …
Prescribed burn scheduled for Lakewood Park Regional Park on Jan. 27
The prescribed burn will be executed by the Florida Forest Service and initiated through a partnership with St. Lucie County Environmental Resources and Indian River State College (IRSC) on Jan. 27, weather permitting.
US Education Secretary Arne Duncan to speak at Pembroke Pines Charter High School
Thursday’s South Florida visit comes after a Wednesday stop at Tallahassee Community College, where Duncan spoke to students about the importance of workforce education.
Education Secretary Duncan praises TCC
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
“Tallahassee Community College is doing it right. They’re continually developing new partnerships with local businesses,” Duncan said following a 60-minute town hall forum at the college’s Agency for Workforce Development.
Education Secretary Visits Tallahassee
A town hall meeting was held on education at Tallahassee Community College. People attending the event lined up to ask Duncan and the panel many questions ranging from preschool funding to student loans for college.
Independent College System
Beacon earns $100k grant
A pharmaceutical company has awarded a $100000 grant to Beacon College to expand its “Educating the Educators” outreach program, which provides educational …
Bethune-Cookman University board chairman resigns
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Bethune-Cookman University’s board chairman resigned Thursday in a second major change in leadership following the pending retirement of President Trudie Kibbe Reed. The university announced that …
Barry University opens campus in downtown Hollywood
Barry University is a private Catholic school whose main campus is in Miami Shores. The new campus, at 421 N. 21st Ave., will house the school’s …
Mel Martinez and Policy Leaders Offer Warnings on Costs of Federal Government
Sunshine State News
At a forum held at Jacksonville University, former US Sen. Mel Martinez joined David Walker, a JU alumnus who served as comptroller general of the United States and the current CEO of the Comeback America Initiative, and Robert Bixby, the executive …
Southeastern University Honors Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd
It was Thursday, Jan. 26, and we all knew that — but what many of us did not know is that at Southeastern University, it was also Sheriff Grady Judd Day. The folksy, outspoken Polk County sheriff went to the campus of the private, faith-based college to give a little talk at the Bush Chapel about leadership Thursday morning.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices From Around the State
Editorial: Trapped in Debt
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night President Obama presented a forceful case for keeping a college education affordable for all Americans…
Our take on: Don’t starve higher ed
When he delivered his State of the State speech this month, Gov. Rick Scott warned that “if Florida doesn’t provide the intellectual talent to make our businesses competitive, we will become a footnote when this century’s history is written.”
Victoria Moore: LGBT students feel excluded at Florida A&M
As a historically black college and university, Florida A&M is rich with history. With an incredibly knowledgeable faculty, FAMU teaches its …
EDITORIAL: FGCU did what it had to do with lawsuit
By 2009, Florida Gulf Coast University had endured three expensive discrimination lawsuit settlements…
Our view: UF-Historical Society alliance is right move
The St. Augustine Historical Society and the University of Florida’s Direct Support Organization for Historic St. Augustine, Inc. are on their way to a partnership that will ensure a long-term mutual benefit to both.
Nancy Smith: Alzheimer’s Disease Research: Florida’s Inexcusable Indifference to Funding
Give the state its due, it invested $100 million in developing the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute on the campus of the University of South Florida. But not since 2008 has it thrown in a dime for research.
Editorial: For-profit colleges are no answer to high tuition
At least once he has lauded a particular institution, Florida-based Full Sail University, which is run by a major campaign donor. By Paul Sancya, AP By Paul Sancya, AP A closer look at the record of for-profit universities suggests that Romney needs to …
Is Newt Gingrich’s space plan science fiction?
Edward Ellegood, a space policy analyst at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, agreed with Whelan: “It’s very, very aggressive.”
Flagler student assists reforestation project
Historic City News
Flagler College in St Augustine reported to Historic City News that Estefania Mones was one of 10 college students selected to join the Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars Community Project team in Los Angeles earlier this month.
Students rally to fight fifth straight year of big tuition hikes
Palm Beach Post
Alexander Press, a 22-year-old Florida Atlantic University senior, was among those at the rally. “It’s a lot of money,” Press said of the tuition hikes. “We’re just starting to make a recovery from this recession, and it’s not easy for families to have …
Battle between Romney, Gingrich in Florida falls along class lines
Winnipeg Free Press
Those tensions are echoed in the fight for Florida between Romney and Gingrich, said Kevin Wagner, a political scientist at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. “Romney does do a lot better with older, more affluent voters than Gingrich does, …
HPV numbers have parents taking precautions
Dr. Kevin Collins, Medical Director at Florida Gulf Coast University, says the number of HPV strains is growing. “There’s over 100 different types of HPV and as their identified their given a number,” said Collins.
Florida’s Cubano voters, while coveted, are hardly united | Philadelphia …
Most of the 367844 registered Republicans in Miami-Dade County are Cuban Americans, and most of them will vote, said Guillermo Grenier, a sociology professor and principal investigator for the Cuba Poll at Florida International University.
Is oil drilling in Cuban waters safe?
“The political pressure on [Repsol] is unbelievable,” said Jorge Piñon, a former Amoco executive and now an oil consultant and visiting research fellow at Florida International University.
Florida Rep. Rivera: Gingrich Is Best Choice
[David] Rivera made his endorsement comments during the former House speaker’s Latin American foreign policy speech at Florida International University in Miami.
How One Teenage Student in Fla. Became The First Martyr Of Cesar …
WUSF 89.7 News
Forty years ago this week, a teenage freshmen [Nan Freeman] at New College of Florida became the first of five martyrs of Cesar Chavez’ United Farm Workers…
Florida Primary: Elections Expert Weighs in on Gingrich vs. Romney
International Business Times
Charles Zelden, a historian at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., outlined who holds the edge going into Florida and what factors will determine the outcome next Tuesday.
Pounding the pavement calms runner with autism in Lake
What he does have is one go-get-’em grandmother, said Gesa Barto with the University of Central Florida wing of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. The center, which hosted its 19th annual autism conference this month, is a state-funded …
Sarasota area’s recovery still a year away, economist says
Robust “Florida-like” growth is still a year away for the Sarasota area, University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith said in presenting his 2012 forecast for the area.
One man tells his story facing the realities of homelessness
James Wright, a sociologist at the University of Central Florida who specializes in homeless research, also learned about this new form of homelessness when he started his research in the early 1980s. It was clearly not what he expected.
Recommended: NASA mission piles on the planets
Other newly confirmed planetary systems include Kepler-25, 26, 27 and 28, described in a paper with Fermilab’s Jason Steffen as lead author; and Kepler-23 and 24, which was the focus of research led by the University of Florida‘s Eric Ford.
US Senate panel holds Tampa hearing on Florida election law
Witnesses will include election supervisors Michael Ertel in Seminole County and Ann McFall in Volusia County; former Secretary of State Bruce Smathers, a Democrat; and Daniel Smith, a University of Florida political scientist who has been a critic of …
Santorum, short on cash, fights uphill battle
“He has a natural constituency in Florida based on all the snowbirds who have come down from the industrial Northeast and the large Catholic population,” said Daniel A. Smith, a political science professor at the University of Florida.
Releases and Web Stories
FIU Announces the Naming of the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism …
MarketWatch (press release)
MIAMI, Jan 26, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Florida International University is pleased to announce that its top-rated hospitality school has been named the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Designated in honor of the Chaplin family, the School will continue to provide cutting-edge management education for students who intend to pursue careers in the hospitality and tourism industries. Harvey R. Chaplin is the chairman and chief executive officer of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, which hosts the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Festival proceeds benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Next Stop, Sunshine State: Florida State University Experts Offer Insights on …
Newswise (press release)
Newswise — It has been less than a month since Iowa’s first-in-the-nation Republican presidential caucus, but already the nation has witnessed one of the more unpredictable primary seasons in memory. As Florida prepares to hold its own GOP presidential primary on Tuesday, Jan. 31, several top national experts from Florida State University are prepared to offer their informed analyses of the race…
Does the Florida Primary Hold the Key to the Gop Nomination?
Newswise (press release)
Nova Southeastern University faculty members are available to discuss various issues surrounding the 2012 Primaries and Presidential Election.