State University System
Scott talks tuition, hazing
Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he won’t let Florida State University and the University of Florida hike tuition as the state’s “pre-eminent universities” unless the university presidents convince him tuition autonomy is a job-producing proposition for taxpayers and won’t saddle students with too much debt…
SACS schedules special visit at FAMU
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
The SACS visit – not a regularly scheduled review by the private accrediting firm, was prompted by a complaint letter submitted last fall by a FAMU student. The student, whom SACS declined to identify, is in the School of Allied Health, where two of the five programs – occupational therapy and cardio-pulmonary – are on probation with their individual accrediting organizations…
FAMU police chief retires after questions surface about sharing of information in hazing probe
Tallahassee police said last week that they were unable to file charges from an off-campus hazing incident in early 2010 because they didn’t receive a report from FAMU authorities who investigated that incident. The historically black college has been …
Does having only one porta-potty cost FAU baseball recruits?
Larry Brown Sports
Florida Atlantic University has one of the better baseball programs in the nation, but their facilities don’t reflect that. They currently sit atop the Sun Belt Conference, but every player has to sit atop the same throne when they need to take a dump. In an era where Division-I players in the most elite programs workout and practice in multimillion-dollar facilities, 30-plus FAU players have to share a single outhouse…
At Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, students are offered an opportunity to brew their own beer. The hospitality school offers three beer-making courses in which students actually brew their own …
UPDATE: FSU stabbing suspect denied bail
Reginald Luster, who is facing charges of attempted murder following a stabbing incident at FSU, was denied bail for a second time this afternoon…
University of Florida, City Year To Help Andrew Jackson High School
First Coast News
The game plan to help turn around Andrew Jackson High School, the state’s lowest performing high school, involves having nonprofit groups and the University of Florida at the school every day.
UNF Cashing In On CNN GOP Debate
First Coast News
Wolf Blitzer was plenty enthusiastic about the University of North Florida during the January GOP debate on campus. Now the university is getting a check for $30000, and UNF spokesperson Sharon Ashton said the money is just to cover the costs of hosting the event. But the school hopes to gain more than money from their time in the national spotlight. In addition, Ashton said the school saw a 133 percent increase in media coverage and gained a big following on Facebook and Twitter.
UNF Students Walking in Women’s Shoes to Promote Awareness of Sexual Assaults
First Coast News
Students at the University of North Florida will be walking a mile in women’s shoes today-literally. The event is designed to raise awareness of violence against women, particularly sexual assault.
Polk Officials to Seek Refund From Business Incubator
When the county agreed to give the University of South Florida Polytechnic $1 million to spend on its business incubator program three years ago, it seemed like a great idea. Today, not so much…
UWF plants cherry trees
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
The University of West Florida is now home to 100 rare trees that can only be seen in the nation’s capitol. To celebrate the centennial of the planting of the first cherry tree in Washington D.C., 36 cities across the nation, including Pensacola was given the opportunity to do some planting of its own. Pensacola was chosen as the state location for the 2012 Japan-U.S. Cherry Blossom Centennial celebration by the Japanese consulate general in Miami, Eiichi Kawahara…
State College System
GCSC gets OK for nursing program
The News Herald
Gulf Coast State College has gained formal approval from the state to offer a 120-credit hour Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The program is slated to start in the fall and is designed to build from the associate in science degree course work, allowing a registered nurse with an associate’s degree in nursing to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing…
Police: Man shot and killed by roommate
The 21-year-old Santa Fe College student [Jude A. Rizzo] told police he shot Crace in self-defense after his roommate pulled out a handgun that also could have been a .38-caliber pistol, although police weren’t sure of the exact size on Tuesday.
‘Titanic’ glitch leads curious surfers to St. Petersburg College YouTube Video
The St. Petersburg College YouTube account has been flooded with hits as viewers click to see astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talk about the mistake James Cameron made with the night sky in Titanic. At Tyson’s urging, Cameron, left, fixed the stars in the new 3-D version of the movie, which opens today…
Independent College and University System
Florida Christian College Sues Over Private College Grant Program
There are at least nine other Christian colleges (Palm Beach Atlantic University, Clearwater Christian College, Southeastern University, Warner University, Ave Maria University, St. Leo University, Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, St. Thomas University) in the state that do qualify for FRAG funding, but they enrolled in the program before the state changed the rules in 1989 to exclude religious institutions…
Southeast Florida Economic Indicators
And Nova Southeastern University, already the seventh-largest non-profit private university in the US, is working to expand its undergraduate population and build more campus housing and related student centers. It recently opened a high-tech nursing …
Tampa man stable after plane hits Publix in DeLand
Among the injured was South Tampa resident Brendan Beitler, 20, who attends Stetson University. Beitler, a Plant High School graduate, suffered burns and was airlifted to a hospital in stable condition and was expected to be released. Beitler told his father, Douglas, the explosion sent a wall of fire through the store. The flames singed the hair on his arms and set his leg on fire.
Stetson students win 2 investment prizes in 1 week
Stetson University’s Roland George Investments Program has won two big national competitions this week, one involving stock investments, the other bonds. The program’s student-run bond portfolio won first place in the fixed-income …
ACLU hosts forum on free speech for RNC protesters
Looking ahead to the Republican National Convention in August, the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is hosting a forum aimed at educating people about their free speech rights. The event is taking place at 6:30 tonight, as part of the Greater Tampa ACLU chapter’s annual meeting. It will be held at the Tampa campus of Stetson University Law School, 1700 N. Tampa St…
Are DNA Patents Doomed?
The patent holders – four researchers and the University of Miami – developed a diagnostic test using the gene. Then families who had donated their children’s brains to the gene researchers found themselves having to pay to test their other children.
Woman dies after crash with semi-trailer at Warner University
Polk County Sheriff’s deputies stand by at the scene of a fatal wreck Monday on US 27 at Warner University. The driver of a slate-blue Chrysler Concorde was crossing the southbound lanes from President’s Drive to head north when it was hit by a …
Denise Budde Has Led the Way on Recycling, Earth Day at Webber International
When Webber International University student Denise Budde noticed in her freshman year there was no recycling program on campus, she started one. Then she noticed there was no Earth Day event. You guessed it. She started one…
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Treating autism in all its forms
A few days ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 1 in every 88 children in the United States has some form of autism. On the same day, research from the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania calculated that the annual costs associated with providing care for these persons is a stunning $126 billion in the United States alone. This news is understandably alarming to potential parents as well as to those who care for and fund efforts to help these individuals… V. Mark Durand is a professor of psychology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, co-editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and author of the book “Optimistic Parenting: Hope and Help for You and Your challenging Child.
Students Create Fake Online Profiles to Bully Peers
Education Week News
… texted nude or otherwise risqué photos of themselves to other students were charged under child-pornography laws, said Sameer Hinduja, a co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, which is based at Florida Atlantic University, in Jupiter.
Blacks in South Florida suffered most during Great Recession
Almost one out of four blacks are underemployed, meaning they had no job, weren’t working as many hours as they wanted or had been discouraged enough to drop out of the labor force, said Bernardo Oseguera, at the Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy at Florida International University.
Bart Ehrman’s new portrayal of Jesus is surprisingly sympathetic
Washington Post (blog)
“They’re squabbling over the existence of a man, not a messiah or a god,” said Ryan Cragun, a sociologist at the University of Tampa. “No one is saying Jesus was God. If you step back it’s not that cataclysmic.”…
Releases and Web Stories
US News-Ranked Jacksonville University Unveils Free Continuing Education Credit Offer at Nurse.com
MarketWatch (press release)
TAMPA, Fla., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — RNs can now complete a one-credit CE course on Nurse.com free of charge, courtesy of Jacksonville University. Nurses typically pay $10 to take Resumes: The Recruiter’s Perspective, …
St. Thomas University 50th Anniversary Celebrates Leadership From …
By 1984, with the establishment of the School of Law and other graduate degree programs, the School, now coeducational, became St. Thomas University.
David L. Wallace Appointed Dean Of The College of Liberal Arts at CSULB
Everything Long Beach (press release)
Wallace currently serves as chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida (UCF).
ONR grant expands University of Miami satellite research in Asia Pacific
EurekAlert (press release)
MIAMI – April 3, 2012 – The University of Miami (UM) announced that it has received a grant from the US Office of Naval Research to expand its use of SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) in the Asia-Pacific Region. The new $1.15 million grant augments a …