State University System
State proposal: Vary cost of college tuition by degree sought
If you want to save money at Florida’s universities, you may soon have to choose biology over ballet or engineering over English. A state task force created by Gov. Rick Scott has released its preliminary recommendations on how to revamp higher education…
Panel: Different Fla. tuition based on degrees
San Francisco Chronicle
Gov. Rick Scott’s higher education task force tentatively agreed Wednesday on recommendations that include basing tuition on the type of degree a student is seeking and letting “preeminent universities” set higher rates. The seven-member panel rejected proposals for making it goal to reach the national average in state university funding — Florida ranks near the bottom — and giving the Board of Governors, which oversees the 12 public universities, lump-sum budgeting authority.
FAMU DRS, state agency facing questions in molestation case
A family of a boy molested in a Florida A & M University Developmental Research School (FAMUDRS) bathroom is searching for answers from the school and the state over the school’s efforts to make the school safer…
FAU online master’s degree in accounting ranked ‘best buy’
South Florida Business Journal (blog)
Florida Atlantic University’s Graduate College of Business has been recognized as a “best buy” for having the most affordable online master’s in accounting program, according to GetEducated.com. The university also ranked 13th for the most affordable online master’s in business administration program among those with Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation…
FGCU students braved the shave to benefit cancer research
More than 75 students and three professors at Florida Gulf Coast University lost their locks to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research…
Florida Poly board discusses new hires, politics
WTSP 10 News
The Board of Trustees for the fledgling Florida Polytechnic University took several steps forward Wednesday toward opening Lakeland’s first university, the state’s 12th. After unanimously agreeing to accept assets and liabilities from the University of South Florida’s Lakeland campus, once seen as a potential flashpoint in the creation of the new university, the Board of Trustees (BOT) began discussing how to hire their first employee…
Barron sings FSU’s praises at annual address
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Eric Barron sees the glass as more than half full. Barron, Florida State University’s president since February 2010, has been forced to endure three straight years of reduced funding from the state, including the unexpected removal of $60 million from the university’s reserves by the Legislature earlier this year, yet he is convinced his alma mater has turned the corner…
Exhibit at UF gives students a closer look at factory farming
…The traveling “factory-farming experience” has been making its way to college campuses across the nation since Sept. 10 to give students an inside look at the realities of factory farms and slaughterhouses and to educate them about vegan and vegetarian lifestyles…
St. Pete’s Bayfront Medical Center to join for-profit hospital chain …
Bayfront Medical Center, one of the Tampa Bay region’s last independent hospitals, said today it plans to join a for-profit hospital chain affiliated with the University of Florida.
Building ‘Green’ what’s involved in scoring enviromental points
First Coast News
The University of North Florida has eight campus buildings that are “certified” with four of them being gold.
Campus Political Debate Tonight At UWF
The Young Americans for Liberty at the University of West Florida will sponsor a campus debate tonight for commissioners and candidates for the Escambia County Commission discussing important local level issues.
UWF students set to finish reading the Bible by Friday
Pensacola News Journal
The students are members of the University of West Florida’s chapter of Baptist Collegiate Ministries. The book is the Bible. And they are on a mission to read the entire Bible, cover to cover, by the end of the week…
State College System
In letter to governor, senator pushes for grand jury investigation into FSCJ
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Steve Oelrich is continuing his mission to initiate a grand jury investigation into Florida State College at Jacksonville…
Steve Oelrich Wants Angela Corey Looking into FSCJ
Sunshine State News (blog)
Rick Scott has already ordered the state Inspector General to investigate spending by the Florida State College at Jacksonville foundation, as well as a look at presidents’ contracts throughout the state college system.
Wozniak to help PBSC launch technology initiative
Palm Beach Daily News
An hour-long “Conversation with Steve Wozniak” will highlight a luncheon to launch Palm Beach State College’s technology initiative. The luncheon takes place Jan. 31 at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion and introduces the school’s STEAM initiative. The five-year drive aims to increase the number of skilled professionals in science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called STEM fields. The foundations’ proposal also includes the arts…
Fifteenth Annual Hispanic Festival of Polk County Happening Saturday
Martinez said last year’s festival raised more than $10,000 toward scholarships for Polk State College.
Students get to experience work life during Disability Mentoring Day
The Disability Mentoring Day program concludes today with a luncheon for participants and mentors at Tallahassee Community College.
Big Bend news briefs
Tallahassee Community College has been awarded a grant for almost $200000 by the National Science Foundation to support a technology education partnership …
Independent College and University System
$50-Million Coral Reef Research Center Opens
This Saturday is the one-month anniversary of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) new 86,000 square-foot Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research…
Winter Park/Maitland Observer
The Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business has been recognized for the past four consecutive years as a top leadership development educator by Leadership Excellence magazine.
Students Rally Around Fired University of Miami Cafeteria Worker
Miami New Times (blog)
University of Miami students are rallying around a school cafeteria worker who was dismissed from her job on October 10, the day after she let a man leave the cafeteria without paying.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Our View: College tuition a problem but solutions are elusive
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Tuition may be going up just because the student is majoring in a certain subject, or attending the University of Florida over a smaller state school. Oh, and this doesn’t count the continuing trend of higher college costs across the country…
Op-Ed: ‘Poly’ Offers State a Brighter Future
It may not look like much yet — just some concrete foundations and dredged ponds and roaming cattle. But there is something else waiting at the site of the new Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, something more important than anything else…Robert Gidel (chairman), R. Mark Bostick (vice chairman), Sandra Featherman, Richard “Dick” Hallion, Scott Hammack, Kevin Hyman, Frank Martin and Don Wilson make up the board of trustees for Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland.
A Lynn University student’s experience: I was a presidential debate usher
Palm Beach Post
On Monday, I had the opportunity to cover the final presidential debate at Lynn University from an insider’s view as a student debate usher…Lizzy Raffa is a copy editor for iPulse, the Lynn University student newspaper. She is a sophomore majoring in Multimedia Journalism.
Majority of Florida’s STEM Scholars Opt for Florida Colleges
Sunshine State News (blog)
“When these students stay in Florida and go to our colleges and universities, they improve the quality of the student body, of the research, and of the programs offered,” foundation Executive Director Mary Lee Kiracofe stated in a release. “And, that in turn translates to a stronger workforce.”
Kirk Stewart left his mark on local hoop courts
[Kirk] Stewart, 70, coached Brevard Community College to two men’s basketball state titles in between coaching stops at Titusville and Astronaut high schools…
Campaign Profile: Sachs-Bogdanoff Senate race is No. 1 priority for both parties
The Florida Current
She [Maria Sachs] said Florida Atlantic University took a $10 million budget hit, for instance, despite Bogdanoff’s influence with the GOP leadership.
Report from conservative group: Florida justices have pattern of principled …
“There does not appear to be a pattern of unprincipled decision-making by any of the justices of the Florida Supreme Court,” wrote Elizabeth Price Foley after analyzing nine controversial cases since 2000. “There are disagreements, true. But disagreements do not suggest that those with whom you disagree are unprincipled.”… Foley, a constitutional law scholar and law professor at Florida International University, said she chose cases that have been most frequently used by opponents seeking to oust the justices from the bench.
Federalist Society study says Supreme Court justices followed the law
The Florida Current
In a 22-page study presented by the Federalist Society, Florida International University law professor Elizabeth Price Foley evaluated nine rulings in cases between 2000 and this year…
Experts say Candidates Ignoring Florida Foreclosure Crisis
Ken H. Johnson of the Hollow School of Real Estate at Florida International University says Democratic leadership in Washington put in place several programs that softened the housing market’s fall. ”Housing in South Florida was not at its most affordable level. It is now.” Johnson says. “The market should provide the solution rather than some government issued solution.”
Al Sharpton set to keynote education empowerment event at FMU
The South Florida Times
Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network (NAN), is set to serve as the keynote speaker as Florida Memorial University partners with NAN…
MSNBCís Ed Schultz rallies voting rights at
The South Florida Times
Noted MSNBC radio and television personality Ed Schultz visited the campus of the Florida Memorial University Tuesday to encourage students to exercise their right to vote…
Debate protest sparks arrests
The protesters were members of the Dream Defenders, a political group that formed in April in the wake of the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford. The group now has chapters at colleges and universities around the state, according to its website… Michael Sampson, a Florida State University political science major, said local members of the group intend to make their presence known after the election and during the upcoming legislative session. “Whoever wins Nov. 6 — Barack Obama or Mitt Romney — we’re not going to stop … until our issues are discussed and solutions are brought about,” he said.
Democratic Congressional Candidate Keith Fitzgerald Cleared of …
Sunshine State News
His [Vern Buchanan] complaint alleged that [Keith] Fitzgerald], during his tenure in the state House, earmarked some $6 million of special funding to New College of Florida without disclosing his employment by the college as a tenured professor of political science…
Drug arrest made on Pensacola State College campus
Pensacola State College officials say a 19-year-old woman was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Officials say on October 23 they noticed some marijuana in the car of Raquel Johnson…
Former PSC Student Life director charged with inappropriately touching a minor
Pensacola News Journal
Peter Wilkin, The former director for Student Life at Pensacola State College was arrested Thursday for inappropriately touching a minor, according to a Pesancola police arrest report…
Survey Reveals Arts Is A Booming Business In Sarasota County
For Larry Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design, that part of the arts mission should including keeping college graduates in Sarasota and having jobs and internships available here to keep the students after they receive their degree…
Nelson preaches good civics at Stetson stop
Daytona Beach News-Journal
“It’s important what you’re doing,”[Bill] Nelson told an assembly of nearly 100 students driven inside Stetson University’s Carlton Union Building on Wednesday…
It’s official: Message signs, cameras for I-75 over Paynes Prairie
In March, they commissioned University of Central Florida professor Dr. Mohamed A. Abdel-Aty to do the study. It cost $37,000, and was completed in late August. The study, he said, will be released in a few weeks…
Jewish vote seen as pivotal
Other issues of concern to Jewish voters are civil rights and civil liberties, and “the mixing of church and state — allowing Christianity to mix too freely with politics,” said University of Central Florida political scientist Aubrey Jewett …
Economists see less pain, slow gains in 2013
“The recovery has weakened enough that it couldn’t withstand the expiration of the Bush tax cuts,” said Sean Snaith, director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness at the University of Central Florida…
From the University of Florida
Sen. Bill Nelson, who is up for re-election on the Nov. 6 ballot, stopped by the University of Florida at 11 a.m. Wednesday. He went to the Reitz Union to speak in front of about 25 students and local officials…
Energy Drinks And Kids: How They May Affect Children’s Hearts
What is known is the drinks have no benefit for children who drink them, said Dr. Steven Lipshultz, professor of pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine…
DNA Technique Shows Promise Against Mitochondrial Disease
Wall Street Journal
“I think it’s a red herring,” said Carlos T. Moraes, a cell biologist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Jewish vote likely pivotal in Florida
But big Jewish retiree communities in southeast Florida make them a larger force in Florida, about 3.4 percent, according to Ira Sheskin, an ethnic geographer at the University of Miami…
Acupuncture may ease dry mouth after cancer
Dr. Lawrence Berk, head of radiation oncology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, called the results “kind of a mixed picture.”
Women voters at heart of presidential candidates’ fight
Savanah Goodland, 22, a student at University of South Florida and Obama campaign intern, said the women’s vote means more now than ever because women are increasingly providing for their households. “Women are really asserting themselves now.” She mentioned the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for women to challenge pay equity issues, as evidence that Obama has been looking out for women since the beginning of his term.…
Sandy to bring gusty weather, followed by cool front
The patchy bloom now stretches between Charlotte Harbor and Naples, but should move south and offshore with the change in the wind, said Jason Lenes, research associate with the University of South Florida’s Center for Prediction of Red Tides…
Florida’s diversity makes key swing state a tough nut to crack for Obama, Romney
“There have been a lot of false assumptions about Florida’s seniors, and the notion that they would vote en masse for Obama this election is the biggest,” says Susan MacManus, a political science professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Gator or Nole, Bull or Spartan, your alma mater can help you land a job
ABC Action News
University of Tampa graduate Thomas Meachum thinks where he went to college matters. “Yes, absolutely. Lots of employers understand the value of a UT degree,” said Meachum, a Palm Harbor resident. “Plus, there are many other UT graduates …
Ex-USM president applies for UWF provost position
A former University of Southern Mississippi president has applied for the open provost position at the University of West Florida…
Releases and Web Stories
Florida International University Foundation in market for consultant
Pensions & Investments
Florida International University Foundation, Miami, is searching for an investment consultant, confirmed Marisel Lieberman, assistant director, budgeting and investments. The $180 million foundation is conducting the search as a due diligence measure, Ms. Lieberman said in a telephone interview. Consulting Services Group, the current consultant, is invited to rebid.
IRSC Health Science Division seeks business, organization partners …
By news release – The Health Science Division of Indian River State College is looking for local businesses and organizations in health care fields…
US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer to Visit …
MarketWatch (press release)
Ambassador Verveer and the Office of Global Women’s Issues are partners with Tupperware Brands and Rollins College’s Crummer Graduate School of Business in an inaugural program called Global Links…