The Florida State University System Board of Governors meets beginning at 3:30 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Harry Sudakoff Conference Center, 5845 General Dougher Place, New College of Florida, Sarasota. Meeting materials and agendas for both days can be found here. A link to a webcast on the Florida Channel live-stream can be found on the left side of the BOG’s homepage under “Next Meeting Details.”
State University System
Florida student representative selection unchanged
Voters have rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment that would have slightly changed the way the student member is selected for the board overseeing Florida’s 12 public universities. Amendment 12 had just a 41 percent favorable vote with most ballots counted Tuesday. All amendments need at least 60 percent. The chair of the Florida Student Association, which consists of student body presidents from each school, will continue to serve on the Board of Governors. The amendment would have created a new council of student body presidents, with its chair serving as the student board member.
Florida panel finalizes higher education plans
More tuition flexibility linked to stronger accountability measures for Florida’s state universities are among the final recommendations approved Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott’s higher education task force…
Scott task force: Charge lower tuition in high-demand degree fields
State university students seeking degrees that are highly sought by employers would get a break on tuition, but others might pay higher rates under recommendations approved Tuesday by the governor’s higher education task force…
Florida college students with undocumented parents to get tuition break in spring
Potentially thousands of U.S. citizens who live in Florida but have been forced to pay higher out-of-state tuition because of their parents’ undocumented immigration status will finally get a break in the spring semester. The Florida Board of Education, which oversees community colleges, voted unanimously Tuesday not to appeal a Miami federal judge’s ruling that found the state’s policy of charging higher tuition for those students discriminatory.
Florida Board Won’t Appeal Court Ruling Granting In-State Tuition To Children …
The State Board of Education will not appeal a court ruling regarding in-state tuition for students whose parents are undocumented. Students previously had to prove their parents were in the country legally in order to qualify for Florida residency status…
City OKs new pact with FAU stadium
City Council has approved a new agreement with Florida Atlantic University over its ticketed stadium events that ups the proposed maximum from 15 to 26. The city’s first stadium agreement was approved on Oct. 26, 2011, shortly after the 30,000 stadium opened Oct. 15 that year. That agreement included traffic management, law enforcement and fire rescue impacts.
UF tackling our addictions to food
As global obesity rates skyrocket, researchers at the University of Florida are making strides to show that food, especially processed, sugary food, can be addicting in ways similar to cigarettes, cocaine or alcohol…
Lakeland Regional Medical Center, University of South Florida Partnership Moves Forward
Becker’s Hospital Review
Regional Medical Center has received approval from Lakeland city commissioners to amend the city’s contract with the hospital, allowing the hospital’s partnership with the University of South Florida to advance, according to a Ledger report…
State College System
FSCJ president’s exit cost reduced to about $1 million
The cost of Steve Wallace’s exit as president of Florida State College at Jacksonville was reduced to about $1 million after a failed attempt by an FSCJ trustee to rescind the contract offered to him last month.
Learn more about government Friday
The News Herald
Twenty-eight government agencies will be attending the second annual Florida Government Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in Gulf Coast State College’s student union, according to event organizer state Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City…
New programming at the Miami Book Fair
Originally founded by Miami Dade College and several community partners, the fair became part of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College in 2001.
Independent Colleges and Universities
Debate redux: Will Lynn reapply?
Lynn University had a special T-shirt made for the Presidential Debate. Meant as a tongue-in-cheek response to curious outsiders it said: “We’ve never heard of you, either.” The “feisty retort” even made the Chronicle of Higher Education after the Oct. 22 debate cemented Lynn’s stature way beyond Boca Raton. The shirt was such a hit, look for it soon online and later at the school book store. But with a debate result that chamber chief Troy McLellan called “flawlessly executed,” the question on everyone’s lips is: Should Lynn re-apply to be a Presidential Debate host in 2016?
IT ‘palooza’ to bring tech groups together Dec. 12
“IT Palooza,” an event to bring 50 tech groups in South Florida together for networking and holiday cheer, will be held Dec. 12 at Nova Southeastern University‘s Graduate School of Computer and Information Science. Breakout sessions begin at 2 p.m. including the “all-day hackathon”: Bring your laptop and your ideas for that new Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 app to get help with coding.
Stetson program bridges global gap
Daytona Beach News-Journal
With a small loop and curvy line, Stetson University student Mead Lockwood stands at the board in front of the class and slowly starts to draw from right to left a word meaning difficulty in life in Arabic…
University of Miami’s upcoming $122M bond sale rated A3 by Moody’s
The $122 million in bonds that the University of Miami plans to sell on Nov. 29 were rated by Moody’s at A3, which is in the “upper-medium grade” and low credit risk category…
UM Hospital Suffers Dozens of Thefts a Month In Wake of $14 Million Drug Heist
Miami New Times (blog)
When Aaron Todd returned to his sports medicine office at the University of Miami Hospital in July, his laptop bag — which held his social security card, keys, and Veterans Affairs card — was gone.
For-Profit and Career Colleges
Bucket Truck Tips Over, Hits Several Cars at Keiser University
NBC 6 Miami
A power company bucket truck tipped over and hit several student cars at Keiser University Tuesday, a spokeswoman said.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Letter: Arbitrary spot zoning undercuts investments
St. Augustine Record
Editor: Flagler College is an asset to our community, but tourism provides the greater impact to our community. It employs 11,000 people and generating $669 million in spending, money that is brought into our community by visitors…
FSC Students Soak in Election Night Excitement at Watch Party
Polls had begun to close across the country, and students from both sides of the political divide followed along, gathered for a watch party in the Florida Southern College alumni center. Many — if not most — had voted for the first time that morning …
Littlepage: Picking the pockets of taxpayers clean
Florida Times-Union (blog)
It began with Steve Wallace being shown the door at Florida State College at Jacksonville and in the process negotiating for himself a golden parachute worth $1.2 million. So what are the presidents of other state colleges in Florida getting?
Dewitt: We’ll miss Florida Senate’s two spunky voices: Fasano and Dockery
They weren’t able to stop another term-limited senator, JD Alexander, from splitting the former University of South Florida Polytechnic in Lakeland off as its own university, but nobody in the Legislature tried harder…
Florida State Board of Education declines to appeal federal judge’s immigrant …
Broward College President J. David Armstrong also told the panel he and his counterparts at the other schools do not object to the court ruling and oppose an appeal…
Interim plan has support of FAMU president
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
FAMU could have its next head football coach in place before next season, but interim university president Larry Robinson said there’s a strong possibility that an interim will be the immediate replacement for Joe Taylor.
FAU’s Leinen voted president-elect of American Geophysical Union Board of …
Margaret Leinen, Ph.D., associate provost for marine and environmental initiatives and executive director of Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, has been named president-elect of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) board of directors. Leinen will serve as president-elect in 2013-14 and will become AGU president in 2015-16…
FAU Honors ‘Boca Bigot’ Susan Whelchel for ‘Outstanding Service’
Florida Atlantic University recently held their annual Talon Awards, where each year they honor outstanding leaders in the community. This year, they honored Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel, who has recently been described as a bigot for her city’s stance on gay rights…
An award cements FAU’s town-gown relationship
Even downpours couldn’t damper school spirit on homecoming weekend at Florida Atlantic University, as president Mary Jane Saunders presented this year’s President’s Talon Award to Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel.
What Happens if US Presidential Election Ends in a Tie?
Journal of Turkish Weekly
“I would put this in the category of a possibility, not a probability,” Peter Bergerson, a political science professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, told the Florida newspaper The News-Press.
South Florida’s wages, benefits increased only 1.3% in year
It’s a sign that workers’ pay is still lagging behind other sectors as South Florida’s economy rebounds from the Great Recession, said Jorge Salazar-Carrillo, an economics professor who directs the Center of Economic Research at Florida International University…
Sugar: Good for Florida, not so sweet for your wallet
For Florida, the sugar program makes growing sugar cane possible, according to Lance deHaven-Smith, a professor of public administration at Florida State University who studies state politics and history. “It’s called a collective action problem…
Elections Didn’t Used to Be This Way: Professor Explains Difference Between …
Sunshine State News
Some 60 students and other guests were reminded of this Monday afternoon by a guest lecture delivered at Florida State University College of Law by economics professor Randall G. Holcombe, a nationally recognized expert on public finance and the economic impact of public policy.
New dean for FSU College of Arts and Sciences
Sam Huckaba was announced as the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University. Huckaba, former senior associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of mathematics, was selected after a national search.
Fla. Immigrant Tuition Ruling Won’t Be Appealed
“I just got off the phone with Miami-Dade College and they have 240 students who will be impacted by this,” said board member Roberto “Bobby” Martinez, who participated by telephone.
FDI will help cut inefficiency in retail business: Experts
New York Daily News
Addressing a conference organised Tuesday by Jindal Global Business School, Thomas Lairson, professor of international business, Rollins College, US, said India should learn from the experience of China, Japan and Brazil
Complaints about voter IDs, ballots, long lines in US election
At the massive University of Central Florida in Orlando, with some 58,000 students, many students had to use provisional ballots because their voter registration cards list their home addresses…
GOP loses state Senate supermajority
The Florida Current
“It does show that Democrats have a pulse,” said Aubrey Jewett, a University of Central Florida political science professor who once was an aide to former Congressman Tom Feeney…
Boom! NASA to demolish spacecraft in the name of science
DebriSat is now slated to undergo a hypervelocity impact test in early 2014, said Norman Fitz-Coy, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and director of the Space Systems Group at the University of Florida…
Hillsborough elections officials deal with glitchy phones, scattered complaints
In addition, at least five voters in a Seminole Heights precinct were removed from the rolls without their knowledge, said David K. Johnson, an associate professor of history at the University of South Florida.
Nelson vs. Mack: The race that never really got going
By the time Mack got on his feet, he was playing “catch-up,” said University of South Florida professor Susan MacManus. But he never did…
Time to Vote, Florida
Sunshine State News
They kept the hours the same, but the days are shortened. That’s their angle,” said political guru Susan Macmanus, distinguished professor of public administration and political science at the University of South Florida…
Nation’s focus again turns to Florida
“There are a lot of inconsistent attitudes people have, and this appears to be one of them,” retired University of South Florida political scientist Darryl Paulson told the Tribune…
2 university presidential search groups meet Fri.
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Those from out of state include Marshall R. Goodman, a political science professor and former regional chancellor of the University of South Florida Polytechnic…
Goodman Vies for President of Louisiana Tech; Former Head of USF Poly
Marshall Goodman, the former head of the University of South Florida Polytechnic, is a finalist for president of Louisiana Tech University. According to information posted on the school’s site, Goodman is one of nine finalists vying for the position. The school has 10,600 students and a 255-acre campus located near Rustin, La…
Releases and Web Stories
UF Proton Therapy Institute: Survival rates and quality of life improve for …
6, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Proton therapy is effective and safe for prostate cancer treatment, according to new research from the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute…