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State University System
FAMU students start ‘Free the 100′ campaign to end Marching 100 suspension
…The awkwardness is playing out in dorm rooms and classrooms and publicly through a campaign to “Free the 100.” The phrase has been chanted spontaneously during campus events. It has been a trending topic on Twitter. And it has been splashed onto a $25 sweatshirt…
Accrediting Florida Poly May Take Years; Board Gets Advice From Accreditation …
Florida Polytechnic University leaders spoke with accreditation officials Wednesday morning to launch the intricate process of achieving the status for the new college. Belle Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, provided guidance, tips and encouragement to leaders of the under-construction state university…
Classic Car Museum in Sarasota pleads for space
The nonprofit museum showcases its automobiles in a space owned by the New College of Florida, which is now asking the museum to find a new space, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune said…
Wanted: new president for University of Florida
After nearly four months of searching for a new president, the University of Florida is poised to interview candidates and make a hire as soon as early December. The Gainesville Sun ( http://bit.ly/10taVBD ) reports that a search committee is planning for three whirlwind days during which presidential finalists would be picked and interviewed, the list would be narrowed for a second round of interviews and the next president chosen…
University Mall hopes to rise from rubble
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Once one of the most popular places to shop in all of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and far beyond, University Mall, or what’s left of it, lies in rubble and debris facing Davis Highway. Its location, always its main asset, has little going for it now that the mall is dead.Its location only five minutes from the University of West Florida is how it got its name…
State College System
FSCJ Trustee Doug Burnett resigns from college board
Burnett was the only board member to vote against President Steve Wallace’s $1.2 million exit package…
Pensacola State’s Gulf Breeze campus starts off strong
Gulf Breeze News
After a long process of planning, Pensacola State College’s South Santa Rosa Center opened in Gulf Breeze. PSC South Santa Rosa Center features an eco-friendly design and building techniques.
Independent Colleges and Universities
South Side School historic renovation set back again
The latest bad news came in a letter from Nova Southeastern University President George Hanbury, who despite saying he would like to continue partnering with the city on the project made clear how unlikely that would be.
Stetson buying University Inn; will renovate to house students
When Stetson University came to Hina and Sara Patel, principal owners/operators of the University Inn, and expressed an interest in leasing the property for up to three years for the university’s planned increase in undergraduate student population, they told Stetson Vice President for Business and Chief Financial Officer Bob Huth that they would be more interested in selling the Inn…
For-Profit and Career Colleges
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Letter: Preserve Pensacola Beach
Pensacola News Journal
I am a student at the University of West Florida and I am not from the area originally. Living here now, I have begun to appreciate what Pensacola really has to offer. The beaches here are like nothing else I have had the opportunity to experience and, from talking to locals around the beach, people come from all over to visit and experience this gem. Over the past couple years I’ve attended school here I have been associated with multiple beach clean-up events put on by the university…Michael Hewlett-Pensacola
Hotel stats hint at growth in Orlando’s business travel
Michael Terry, an instructor at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management, said Central Florida hotels held their own despite high gasoline prices and steep prices for airline tickets…
Body found near Shands ID’d as Gainesville man
The man whose body was found Tuesday afternoon outside a parking garage near Shands at the University of Florida has been identified as Michael M. Kronewitter, 54, of Gainesville, police said. University of Florida Police Department Maj. Brad Barber said on Wednesday that a cause of death and the circumstances preceding the death had not yet been determined.
Florida’s Spanish Legacy Examined During Lecture at Historic Courthouse in …
Florida’s history, culture and economy is closely tied to the legacy of Spanish conquest and colonization of the West Indies and Latin America, Paul Dosal said Tuesday. Dosal, vice provost and history professor at the University of South Florida, was the final speaker in this year’s Lunch and Learn series at the Polk History Center…
Socialite contacted University of South Florida
The Florida socialite linked to a scandal involving two military generals also tried to establish a relationship between South Korea and the University of South Florida’s medical school. The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/UfswLR) reports that Jill Kelley tried to broker medical, pharmaceutical or research exchanges between South Korea and USF. Kelley was honorary consul for South Korea, which is a ceremonial position…
John Legend, Herm Edwards part of USF lecture series
The University of South Florida’s lecture series is bringing in three speakers worth listening to during the spring semester. The University Lecture Series will host nine-time Grammy Award-winning signer and songwriter John Legend, ESPN football analyst Herm Edwards and Jerry Greenfield, the co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Shape Shifting Invention
University of South Florida
Craig Lusk’s job takes on many shapes. The University of South Florida engineering professor uses a laser to cut sheets of polymer into dynamic, geometric pieces. He uses his research to tie together the shapes in a way that could revolutionize some industries and create new products not …
Releases and Web Stories
University of Central Florida Awards Exults Founder and CEO Zach Hoffman with …
PR Web (press release)
Ft. Lauderdale (PRWEB) November 21, 2012. Zach Hoffman, Founder and CEO of Exults Internet Marketing, was awarded the prestigious College of Business Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni Association. The College of Business Rising Star Award is presented annually to an alumnus/alumna who has displayed promise, excellence and distinction early on in their respective field, is active in their community and is considered a rising star in their profession…
UFPD investigates death of man near Shands garage
University of Florida
The University of Florida Police Department’s criminal investigations division is investigating the death of an individual who fell from an upper area of the Shands South Parking Garage…
Students recognized for posters during Graduate Research Day
University of Florida
More than 170 University of Florida students had posters featured in the recent annual Graduate Student Research Day. The event is coordinated by the Innovation through Institutional Integration’s Graduate Student Advisory Council…
Fans Vote University of Florida vs. Florida State University as the Rivalry Week ‘Blimpworthy’ Game for Goodyear Blimp Coverage
International Business Times (press release)
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – More than 100,000 college football fans across North America weighed in and with 44 percent of the vote, the marquee matchup of the University of Florida at Florida State University, was named winner of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s (NYSE: GT) latest “Blimpworthy” poll, drawing aerial coverage by the iconic Goodyear Blimp during the Nov. 24 college football contest.
Road to the Bullitzer
University of South Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2012) – It may be the only course at the University of South Florida offering the opportunity to win a prize, but everyone taking the course can come out a winner. The course is First Year Composition (FYC) in USF’s Department of English. It offers the opportunity for poor writers and strong ones alike to improve. Going through FYC prepares either type for a chance to win – the Bullitzer Prize.
Taylor Named to NAFSA Board
University of South Florida
Marcia Taylor, USF World’s director of International Services, is appointed to the regional board of the leading international education organization.