State University System
Chancellor chides Ammons over poor communication
Florida A&M University President James H. Ammons once again is facing criticism for failing to communicate — this time, from Florida State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan…
Latest: First Amendment Foundation joins call for FAMU anti-hazing panel to meet publicly
Florida’s First Amendment Foundation has joined a chorus of state leaders calling for FAMU‘s Anti-Hazing Committee to operate in compliance with state Sunshine Laws…
FAU posts opening for AD job, says it’s looking for someone to raise money
FAU Owl Access (blog)
Florida Atlantic University’s new Athletics Director should have leadership experience in intercollegiate athletics, a record of active engagement in student development and demonstrated success in dealing with the challenges of recruitment and …
Boca residents seek assurances about proposed I-95 exits
At an FAU open house to explain the project’s details, neighbors deluged state Department of Transportation officials with questions about sound barriers, traffic flow, ramp heights and pedestrian safety. Many said they are glad the long-awaited project is finally ready to start but sought guarantees that there would be minimal impact on their homes…
Northern Trust establishes FGCU scholarship fund in support of university programs
Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation received a $100000 pledge from Northern Trust to create the Northern Trust Scholarship Endowed Fund, in support of University programs, including a $25000 endowed scholarship for student leaders.
Collier lawsuit accuses local, Florida developer Ginn Co. of trickery in sales …
Naples Daily News
The Ginn defaults in Southwest Florida continued in 2009, when the company failed to make a $283000 quarterly payment on a $63 million deal in which it bought 4500 acres east of Florida Gulf Coast University. Ginn was a significant donor to FGCU: In 2006, the developer donated $2.5 million to qualify FGCU for a matching state grant to build the university’s engineering school. Ginn eventually became a $5.2 million donor to the university, FGCU spokeswoman Susan Evans said…
Contest will decide top student business plan
For a group of entrepreneurs at Florida State University, the importance of a solid business plan has been instilled in them and beyond that, turned into a serious competition. Next week marks the start of the final stage in the InNOLEvation Challenge, …
How local leaders brought MindTree to Gainesville
This past Nov. 29 at 2:14 p.m., an executive from MindTree Limited made first contact in Gainesville by emailing the computer science chairman at the University of Florida College of Engineering. That started a months-long process, codenamed Project Arbor, that culminated in Tuesday’s announcement that the India-based software development firm had selected Gainesville for its first U.S. development center, bringing at least 400 jobs over the next five years with an average salary of $80,000…
Shands poised to restart liver transplants
Liver transplants at Shands at the University of Florida could resume by the end of next month, officials say, following the arrival of a new chief of transplantation surgery at the UF College of Medicine…
USF unveils CAMLS high-tech medical training center
After an informal opening and multiple previews, it seemed like everything already had been said about the University of South Florida’s new high-tech training center in downtown Tampa…
New Road for Polytechnic University Completed
The new road will provide the necessary access to the new University of South Florida Polytechnic campus, currently under construction, and a connection between Pace Road at the Polk Parkway and State Road 33, she said.
State College System
Daytona State College surveys workers, students about campus improvements
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Daytona State College employees and students recently provided input on areas they like and areas that need improving…
St. Lucie County poised to get state money to clean up St. Lucie River, restore beaches
In addition to providing the one-time Fairgreen Road money, the state spending plan keeps Indian River State College close to its funding levels from 2011-12, and sets aside millions for continuing roadway and Port of Fort Pierce projects…
College presidential applicant list to be whittled more
By the end of business Wednesday, the board of trustees for Florida Keys Community College will have a list of three to five candidates vying to replace President Larry Tyree…
Polk County to benefit from state funds
They range from more than $9 million for a new public safety program at Polk State College and $500000 that will speed up the opening of a Frank Lloyd Wright Tourism Center at Florida Southern College in Lakeland to money for more routine highway …
Bill Lee, Sanford police chief, was dean at college that expelled George Zimmerman
Before becoming the chief of the Sanford police department, Bill Lee, Jr. was associate dean of the School of Public Safety at Seminole State College, the same school that recently expelled George Zimmerman.
Tenure Survives at State College of Florida
Inside Higher Ed
Trustees of the State College of Florida said Friday that they do not have any plans to end the system of continuing contracts that acts as an equivalent of tenure…
Independent College and University System
High school students analyze simulated plane crashes at Embry-Riddle
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University graduate Assistant Stephen Stein, at left, points out important factors as students from Prescott High School’s …
Flagler College Gargoyle wins best website
The Flagler College Gargoyle took first place for best independent online publication at the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Region 3 awards. The college’s student-run, online-only newspaper – gargoyle.flagler.edu – took a …
Polk County to benefit from state funds
… and $500000 that will speed up the opening of a Frank Lloyd Wright Tourism Center at Florida Southern College in Lakeland to money for more routine highway …
Rollins planning $87.8M in capital projects
Orlando Business Journal
By the numbers Rollins College plans to pump up to $87.8 million into construction projects during the next 10 years to breathe new life into its 127-year-old campus. In the next two years alone, the school will spend $11.8 million to demolish, …
Employee shot, killed at DeLand restaurant
Central Florida News 13
DeLand is your typical college-town with Stetson University sitting on the other end of Woodland Boulevard. The apparent robbery-homicide at the popular Main Street Grill has people talking about their safety downtown…
Stetson students stage DeLand rally for Trayvon Martin
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Standing before about 250 people in the shadow of an old oak tree outside the student union Friday, Sterling Powell pulled a hood over his head and compared himself to Trayvon Martin…
Princeton Review names University of Tampa a best college
The University of Tampa has been named by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best institutions. The university is among six institutions the guide plans to add to its profiles in its next edition, a written statement said.
For-Profit & Career Colleges
Christian health care school buys former Schiller campus
Gulf Coast Business Review
Christian International School of Healthcare Professionals LLC purchased the former Schiller International University campus in Tampa for $1.9 million. The price equated to $58 per square foot.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
FAMU wise to keep hazing study public
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The university is facing tough scrutiny in the wake of the death of Robert Champion, a drum major inFAMU’s famed Marching 100 band. Police say Champion died following a hazing incident that occurred after Florida A&M played Bethune-Cookman University …
FAMU’s leadership on hazing scandal is in doubt
A terrible injustice was done to Robert Champion, the FAMU drum major who died in Orlando last year, apparently as a result of a FAMU band hazing ritual. The incident is especially repugnant because Florida A&M’s administration has long been aware of …
Schultz: ‘Stand-your-ground’ makes for amateur night with guns
Palm Beach Post
Compare that to the training at Palm Beach State College’s Criminal Justice Institute. The six-month police academy course includes 80 hours of firearms …
Church makes dangerous bargain with Castro
… Catholic Church will have limited opportunities in the future to extricate itself from its pact with the devil. Let us pray it chooses to do so. José Azel is a senior scholar at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami.
Determine Power Over Polytechnic
Whether to convert the University of South Florida Polytechnic in Lakeland immediately into an independent state polytechnic university, and the constitutional propriety of doing so, are questions weighing on the minds of state leaders…
Fiscal prudence demands governor veto Polytechnic
Gov. Rick Scott must veto legislation creating the state’s 12th university if his claims of fiscal conservatism are to have credibility…
Trayvon Martin: Law professor explains Stand Your Ground law
Bay News 9
Barry University Assistant Professor of Law Elizabeth Megale offered some insight into the complexities of enforcing the law. “When the law changed, basically what the legislature did; it eliminated the duty to retreat. So if you were in fear for your …
Stellar tourist season drawing to close
“The season does stretch out,” he said, nothing that the island benefited greatly this year after being named the nation’s No.1 beach by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University.
Three candidates with baggage run for Seat 3
Bruce Anderson, a professor at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, said local candidates are being held to a much higher standard than a couple of decades ago because of the increased scrutiny of national candidates.
Remembering Vincent Binder
WTXL ABC 27
Monday will mark two years since a Florida State University student suddenly disappeared, only for his body to be found weeks later. Vincent Binder, 29, was a teaching assistant and debate coach at Florida State University.
Financial Peace University: The Gospel of Finances
Mark Harrison, associate professor of finance at Southeastern University’s College of Business and Legal Studies in Lakeland, said money is very much a biblical concept and that Jesus talked about it a lot.
The state of Obama’s swing states: Florida
The Hill (blog)
Aubrey Jewett, the assistant director of Political Science at the University of Central Florida, said the elongated Republican primary explains the reversal in the polls more than the gains in the economy. “I think it’s two-fold,” he said.
Simulations unravel mysteries of 2009 Jupiter impact
New research by Jarrad Pond (University of Central Florida), and a team from the University of Central Florida and University of California, Santa Cruz aims to help determine the object responsible for the 2009 impact on Jupiter…
Graham to discuss water conservation at University of Florida
Bob Graham will make two presentations at the University of Florida next week, both detailing efforts to conserve the state’s natural resources.
Collins Center names new executive director
The center, named after former Florida Gov. LeRoy Collins, announced this week it had hired Ann Henderson as president and CEO. She has been director of the Graham Center for Public Policy at the University of Florida since 2009. She begins her new job on May 16…
Preventing online infidelity
The culprit in all of this is Internet anonymity. It leads to connections that wouldn’t be made offline. It also encourages participants to share more about themselves with online partners than they do with their spouses, says researcher Beatriz Mileham. Her University of Florida study on Internet infidelity looked at 86 cyber-cheaters…
Dear Easter Bunny: Remember that pet bunnies need a lot of care
And, according to Dana Krempels, lecturer at the University of Miami’s Department of Biology and a board member of the House Rabbit Society, a rescue organization, rabbits are the third-most surrendered pet after dogs and cats…
Jackson Health System’s Chief Strategy Officer Dies
One of his main challenges had been to hammer out a new agreement with the University of Miami, which is both Jackson’s partner and competitor. Just recently,. [Donn] Szaro announced he and UM leaders to find a completely new contractual relationship in which …
In Trayvon Martin Case, Attorney Also Scrutinized
University of North Florida criminologist Michael Hallett says his research shows Corey has been much more aggressive about filing charges than her predecessor. “If the facts of the case warrant the filing of a charge, she’s going to file it,” he says, …
Are there GOP endorsements to come that matter?
USA TODAY (blog)
“Endorsements make a difference if someone is really respected and they push people in the direction they are already leaning,” said Susan MacManus, a political scientist at the University of South Florida.
For millions, the health reform decision could take away benefits they’re …
… was designed to spread out the costs of health care more broadly, so if that is struck, more expensive provisions likely will be too, said Jay Wolfson, associate vice president for health law, policy and safety at the University of South Florida.
Neighborhood watch: The ‘eyes and ears’ of the law – not the long arm
Pensacola News Journal
Many agencies across the country provide neighborhood watch groups with training similar to what’s offered here, said Richard Hough, criminal justice program coordinator at the University of West Florida.
Releases and Web Stories
Flagler College Community Lecture to address genocide
ReadMedia (press release)
AUGUSTINE, FL (03/30/2012)(readMedia)– On Tuesday, April 24 at 10 am, the Flagler College Community Lecture Series will present a program entitled “Reflecting on a Century of Genocide.” The lecture, delivered by Associate Professor of Political …
Florida State University Wins Grant to Examine Completion Rates Among Minority …
Newswise (press release)
Newswise — TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ⎯ Florida State is one of 21 universities that will be examining lower doctoral completion rates among American Indian, Hispanic and black students. The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) awarded grants of $30000 each to …
Nova Southeastern University Experts on Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law
Newswise (press release)
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has subject matter experts available to speak on the “Stand Your Ground” law and its broad and seemingly far-reaching implications: Bob Jarvis, JD, a professor of law at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center and Gary …
New chief of transplantation surgery joins UF
University of Florida
Dr. Jeffrey Fair has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery as chief of the division of transplantation surgery.