State University System
FAMU Named to The Princeton Review’s 2012 List of Top “Green Colleges”
For the second year in a row, Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been selected by The Princeton Review for its list of the 322 top green campuses in the United States and Canada. FAMU is the only historically black college and university to be selected.
Report to Gov. Rick Scott contends GatorCare could be costly to state
Rick Scott considers whether to sign a bill authorizing the University of Florida’s GatorCare health insurance program, a state agency has issued the governor a report raising questions about whether the program would create new costs for the state …
Green energy expo set for Saturday at UF
Homeowners, building owners and managers, real estate agents, builders, architects and anyone considering solar as an electric or water heating source are encouraged to attend Saturday’s Solar Energy & Efficiency Expo on the University of Florida campus…
UNF Student Union voted top building in state
The University of North Florida’s Student Union has been recognized by the Florida Chapter of The American Institute of Architects as the best educational building in Florida and voted the top building in the state by architects’ votes…
USF heart institute gets $2 million from Hillsborough County
Hoping to help make Tampa a hotbed for genomics research, Hillsborough County commissioners awarded up to $2 million for a new heart institute at the University of South Florida Wednesday…
Eyeless Gulf shrimp, mutant fish raise concerns
A survey by the University of South Florida found that between 2 and 5 percent of fish in the Gulf now have skin lesions or sores, compared with data from before the spill, when just one-tenth of 1 percent of fish had any growths or sores.
The University Of West Florida encourages diversity and respect tonight.
The University Of West Florida encourages diversity and respect tonight. A campus discrimination forum comes at a time when there is much talk about nooses found this past week…
State College System
Broward College building under construction in Coral Springs
Broward College will soon have its own campus, the first in northwest Broward. Since 2004, Coral Springs Charter School has shared space with Broward College, which offered business classes and some general education courses there at …
Springs teens express interest in city’s downtown area
Broward College will open its campus in the area during the fall this year. We want to create an atmosphere of community in the area. We should be able to attract families.
Former Edison College VP files suit to restore ‘sullied’ reputation
Naples Daily News
Another former Edison State College administrator is suing the school on the grounds that he was fired in retaliation for exercising …
4 appointed to IRSC District Board of Trustees
Rick Scott announced the appointments of four Treasure Coast residents to the Indian River State College District Board of Trustees. Those appointed are Susan R. Caron, Jose “Joe” Conrado, Mark Feurer, and Phoebe Raulerson. The appointments are subject …
4.5 Million Approved for TCC’s Wakulla Environmental Institute
Yesterday, Governor Rick Scott signed Florida’s budget, which included a $4.5 million investment for the construction of Tallahassee Community College’s Wakulla Environmental Institute…
Independent College and University System
A $300 Million Cut for Florida’s Higher Ed, a $350000 State Grant for Flagler College
But it pays to have one’s own man in the Legislature: Bill Proctor, the Florida House Republican who represents St. Johns and Flagler County, is also Flagler College’s chancellor. He must’ve put in a good word for the place, which got a state grant of $350,000 to benefit the college campus’ architectural centerpiece, the stately former Hotel Ponce de Leon, now known as Ponce de Leon Hall, a National Historical Landmark…
Flagler students need votes to win Walmart contest
St. Augustine Record
Flagler College students and a local company have made it to the final round of a competition that could land their product, Veterans Farm Datil Salt, in Walmart stores around the country. But they need the community’s help to win.
Scott vetoes funding for Polk projects
The governor also vetoed money for the first Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building to be constructed in 70 years on the Florida Southern College campus in Lakeland…
Scott Vetoes Hit Hard on State’s Health-Care Facilities
Sunshine State News
Scott’s vetoes hit universities, such as a proposal to send $1.95 million to Nova Southeastern University for a program that assigns students to health facilities in rural and underserved areas…
Tony Blair headlining West Palm Beach conference
Blair is set to take the stage at the World Leaders Conference on Wednesday afternoon at Palm Beach Atlantic University. A variety of other figures are also scheduled to speak, including journalist Cokie Roberts and football coach Tony Dungy.
Leaders must bring change in changing world, former British PM Tony Blair …
Palm Beach Post
During the hour-long address at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Blair highlighted the top seven lessons he learned during his time in public office. Among the tips: Do what you believe is right. Leadership is about making decisions, and when you decide …
For-Profit and Career Colleges
Bodies found burning ID’d as students
The bodies were found early Sunday morning just off Cady Way Trail near Full Sail University. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday also released 911 calls in the case. “I can’t tell if there is two mannequins or two people burning,” the …
Deputies: Bodies found burning ID’d
… 16-year-old Nicholas Presha and 18-year-old Jeremy Stewart. The bodies were found early Sunday morning just off of Cady Way Trail near Full Sail University.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Our view: Historic properties are not budget ‘turkeys’
St. Augustine Record
The other project questioned by TaxWatch was the fourth floor solarium restoration of Flagler College (former Ponce de Leon Hotel)…
Eric Barron: Courage of a few helped change FSU
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
It seems a lifetime ago, but it’s really just an eye-blink in the march of history. In the fall of 1962, Maxwell Courtney, …Eric J. Barron, a 1973 graduate of Florida State University, is the 14th president of FSU.
Chuah: Education Budget Crisis: Cut Today and Lose Tomorrow
Public universities nationwide are facing challenging decisions in response to budget cuts. In the current economic climate, university administrators must consider the long-term implications of their decisions….Joon Chuah is a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida
FIT Scientist Earns Japanese Fellowship For ISS Research Project
Florida Institute of Technology Allen S. Henry Chair and University Professor of Engineering Martin E. Glicksman has been awarded an Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan for 2012-2013 through the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). A noted scientist and metallurgist, Glicksman joined Florida Tech in fall 2011…
New judge to preside over Zimmerman case
Kansas City Star
The announcement of the new judge in the nationally spotlighted case came on the same day that Florida International University hosted Martin’s mother during a memorial to the slain teen Wednesday. Jahvaris Fulton, Trayvon Martin‘s brother and an FIU student, also attended the event, where students asked supporters to sign a petition recalling Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law.
“Don’t Tase me, bro” guy criticizes NY Taser plan
Gainesville Sun (blog)
Andrew Meyer, now a law student at Florida International University, told the New York Daily News that transit workers lack the training to use Tasers. “The Taser is an easy device to abuse,” he said…
Congressional redistricting maps come under fire in Leon circuit court
He cited the affidavit of Dario Moreno, the former Florida International University professor and political consultant who was hired by the Legislature as an Hispanic voting expert. Moreno said the alternative maps proposed by the Democrats would ”eviscerate Hispanic voting opportunities” in Miami Dade.
FIU official tapped to head county sports commission
As the commission searches for a new executive director, its screening committee is recommending that the county commission award the contract to Jose Sotolongo, associate athletic director at Florida International University…
Alexander Upbeat on Florida Polytechnic Bill
State Sen. J.D. Alexander was in high spirits Tuesday after Gov. Rick Scott signed off on the state budget and left in $33 million to start Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland…
Obama vs. Romney Could Come Down to Martin vs. Zimmerman
“Elections [here] are won by very narrow margins,” said Lance deHaven-Smith, professor of public administration at Florida State University and author of The Battle for Florida: An Annotated Compendium of Materials from the 2000 Presidential Election.
$5.6 million for river restoration
“It’s a beautiful natural asset to Jacksonville,” said Dr. Quinton White, Executive Director of the Marine Science Research Institute at Jacksonville University. He says the river is finally getting the recognition it deserves from the state…
As Miguel Farra chairs Miami Dade College’s foundation he oversees complex tax and accounting issues for his firm
He [Miguel Farra] serves as chairman of the Miami Dade College Foundation, which helps support the school and its students through fundraising and scholarships. He is director of the US-Cuba Political Action Committee, which educates elected officials and others …
Obama Makes Appeal to Spanish-Speaking Voters in Florida
NBC 6 Miami
Nova Southeastern University political science professor Charles Zelden says Obama can’t take Latino voters for granted.
Judge hears arguments on new congressional maps
“No matter what the Florida Supreme Court decides, that’s almost certainly not going to be the last say,” said Aubrey Jewett, a political science professor at the University of Central Florida who recently wrote a book chapter about the state’s congressional redistricting…
Disney’s ‘NextGen’ plan is expected cut wait times for rides and more
But Scott Smith, a former Disney employee who now teaches theme park management at the University of Central Florida, told DisneyDispatch that NextGen’s goal is to eliminate the wait time, streamline the experience for guests -and more importantly for Disney to make money. “Disney is a business, bottom line driven, and what they want to do with the wrist bands is make it easier for resort guests to spend money. It’s almost like a Club Med situation: it’s easier for you to spend money if you don’t actually have to take the cash out of your wallet. All you have to do is swipe your wrist,” says Smith.
Economists: Congress won’t fix economy
“The pace of economic growth is too tepid to allow for the simultaneous expiration of the tax policies at the end of 2012,” said Sean Snaith, economics professor at the University of Central Florida…
USF’s Genshaft gets award for fight against ‘bad politics’
University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft‘s fight against a powerful state senator to halt crippling budget cuts for the school was rewarded Tuesday by the Hillsborough County Commission. Genshaft was awarded the Ellsworth G. Simmons Good Government Award, presented annually to an individual or group who has played a significant role in improving government through leadership and vision…
Releases and Web Stories
Barry University Takes First Place in National Competition at The John …
PR Web (press release)
A team from Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Florida was named the national winner at the 2012 National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition. Second place winners represented Harvard Law School. At the competition, the teams …
‘Hand in Hand Across Time’ to Kick Off 50th Anniversary of Integration Celebration
Newswise (press release)
Florida State University kicks off its 50th Anniversary of Integration celebration on Thursday with a human chain designed to represent the legacy of the pioneering individuals who paved the way for the rich culture, diversity and opportunity that …
Two Years Later, Florida State University Gulf Oil Spill Experts Focus on Long-Term Impacts
Newswise (press release)
Newswise — Two years after leading a statewide academic task force to help the Gulf Coast region respond to the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Florida State University researchers continue to study the longer-term environmental and economic …
FPL Partners With Indian River State College to Launch Brown Center for …
SBWire (press release)
Juno Beach, FL — (SBWIRE) — 04/18/2012 — The next generation of FPL nuclear technicians and engineers could very well get their start at Indian River State College’s (IRSC) new Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Chairman and CEO of X Prize Foundation to speak at Lynn’s 2012 commencement
The chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, Peter Diamandis, will address hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students at Lynn University’s 2012 commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12. The X Prize Foundation is a (501c3) …