State University System
Frank Brogan: Don’t Expect Those Big Tuition Hikes
Sunshine State News
Don’t expect a state university seeking the maximum 15 percent tuition hike to get the full request, State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan said Monday…
FAMU President James Ammons Has Heavy Burden
Being a president of any university is a lot like having several different jobs at once. You’re an administrator, fundraiser and politician, to name a few. At Florida A&M University, there’s one more — one that for years has overshadowed all the others: Crisis manager…
FAMUPD Responds to Evening Shooting Near Tookes Center
According to the FAMU Police Department, shots were fired in the area of the Hansel E. Tookes Student Recreation Center around 9:30 pm on June 11. There were no personal injuries, property damage, nor were any suspects identified.
FAU gets $1.8M grant for nursing home care research
Researchers at Florida Atlantic University were awarded a $1.8 million federal grant to study how nursing home patients can avoid hospitalization. The grant, from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute for Nursing Research, …
Former Boca army air field headquarters building sold to commercial …
Palm Beach Post
It was the Boca Raton Army Air Field, now the BocaRaton Municipal Airport and Florida Atlantic University.
For-Profit Institutions Are Tops for Awarding Bachelor’s Degrees to Minorities
Florida International awarded the most bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics, while the top five institutions awarding degrees to Asian-Americans were dominated by the University of California system…
Florida Gators start to feel pinch of tight economy
For the third consecutive year, the University of Florida Athletic Association will donate $6 million to the university, but there are signs the nation’s economic problems could be affecting the Gators, too.
23K at risk after UNF server hacked
Vulnerable information includes 23,246 names and Social Security numbers of people who submitted a housing contract between 1997 and 2011. While the investigation didn’t turn up any evidence that any of the information was copied from the files, the university says it’s a possibility. Therefore, UNF is sending letters and email to the people who could have been affected by this breach of security…
American Campus buys Florida property
First, the company acquired Avalon Heights, a 745-bed residence, which is adjacent to the University of South Florida, and valued at $30 million. American Campus anticipates spending $2.1 million to upgrade Avalon Height’s amenities and common areas. Additionally, American Campus (NYSE: ACC) purchased an off-campus land parcel from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. It plans to build a $21.1 million development project, called 601 Copeland.
State College System
Students Seek Solutions to Minority College Dropout Crisis
The students came from eight Miami-Dade College campuses (the largest college in the nation), Palm Beach College, and Broward College…
Independent Colleges and Universities
It’s Your Biz: Hodges University earns honor as Collier business …
Hodges University on Tuesday was named the Collier County Business of the Month for June by the Collier County Commission…
Hurricanes Football: Miami to Build New Stadium?
The once historical University of Miami football team is now getting used to playing in front of sparse crowds and athletic administration is given the task of trying to sell season tickets.
Eighteen South Florida hospitals graded A
While 18 received A grades, other hospitals are in danger of failing, including Jackson, the University of Miami and Larkin Community.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
FSU PC’s good growth
The News Herald
Three years ago, Florida State University’s Panama City campus was on the chopping block, a potential victim of shrinking state budgets. Today, it is on the path to sustainability, at least for the foreseeable future.
Our take: Connie Mack’s debate dodge
So he turned down a debate in Tampa and a debate the Orlando Sentinel and the University of Central Florida had set up for July to coincide with several political hob-nobs in the region…
Catholic nuns group and Vatican remain at odds
WTSP 10 News
She [Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin] took over the presidency at a small Catholic liberal arts college in Miami Shores, Fla., in 1981 and turned it into thriving Barry University, offering doctoral programs in social work, education, ministry, nursing and law…
Bird rafts a success at Fort De Soto
WTSP 10 News
“I can see a couple fluffy chicks running around,” says Beth Forys, an Environmental Science Professor at Eckerd College. Forys is keeping track of Least Terns nesting on two rafts floating in a park inlet.
Strange but – True!
Six-month-old infants as they begin to babble shift from focusing on adults’ eyes to paying special attention to their mouths, trying to match up what they hear with how it’s said, according to Florida Atlantic University psychologist David Lewkowicz, as reported by Bruce Bower in “Science News” magazine…
Innocence Commission holds final meeting in Orlando
“If we are serious about reducing wrongful convictions, underfunding is the single, greatest threat,” said Alex Acosta, panel member and dean of Florida International University’s College of Law…
FL: Rick Scott’s Cuba-Syria sanctions bill faces first lawsuit
José Gabilondo, a professor of law at Florida International University, said that the court challenge would more than likely declare the law out of jurisdiction for the state of Florida.
Southwest Florida Community Foundation to assist nonprofits
The foundation has contracted John Talmage, a demographer and expert at The Metropolitan Center of Florida International University, for the project. In reviewing the data, he’s already noted gaps…
Woman graduates with four majors
Florida State University recently honored Katherine Shea for earning four separate degrees in the time it takes most students to earn one. Shea, 22, was singled out for praise at the university’s Spring Commencement Celebration on April 27, by FSU President Eric J. Barron for simultaneously earning a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Bachelor of Arts in French, a Bachelor of Science in Multinational Business Operations and a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs.
Obama Sees Sharpest Drop In Donors From Western States
Richard Skinner, an assistant professor of political science at the New College of Florida, noted that the Pacific Northwest has traditionally been a stronghold of the progressive movement, many of whose adherents hoped for a far more combative, liberal Obama embrace of policies like single-payer health care. “Maybe more so than in other parts of the country, you have strongly liberal views and a dislike of politics as usual,” Skinner said. “Donors in those states would be probably even more inclined to be sort of idealistic donors — people who are motivated by purist views on issues, people who are uncomfortable with compromise.”
Michael Jordan’s son might not return to UCF
Marcus Jordan’s days at the University of Central Florida might be numbered. According to a report, the senior guard and son of NBA legend Michael Jordan is no longer with the UCF program and is not expected to return to the team this fall.
Where’s loyalty for workers? Long gone
The notion of a “social contract” was no unicorn in the garden – it was quite real, said Mark Long, 51, a history instructor at the University of Central Florida whose specialties include labor history…
Hazel and William Hough make historic endowment gift to the Museum of Fine …
A loyal alumnus of the University of Florida, Mr. [William] Hough was a member of the first MBA class in 1948. His endowment gift at UF established the Hough Graduate School of Business to support teaching and research.
Low-dose vitamin D to stop breaks gets thumbs-down
Dr. Silvina Levis, of the Osteoporosis Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida, said she’s happy with the recommendation against the low-dose supplements. “It’s been known for some time that that is too low of a dose,” …
Update expected on Ronald Poppo, victim of South Beach cannibal face chewing …
WTSP 10 News
The first step in rebuilding the face of a victim like Poppo is stabilizing him according to the head of University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Seth Thaller.
Political season brings storms of different kind
But the US Justice Department too has a political stake in this, as the Democratic president is running for re-election, University of Miami professor Joseph E. Uscinski tells me.
Abel Harding: Council-mayor tension worth keeping eye on
“Was the override symbolic or is it a symptom of a deteriorating relationship?” asked Matt Corrigan, chair of the political science department at the University of North Florida…
Will BRT get Montgomery commuters out of their cars?
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
But Dennis Hinebaugh, director of the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute of the University of South Florida in Tampa, said BRT can be less expensive to maintain as you can use existing maintenance facilities and don’t have track work, overhead electrification or signals to maintain…
Jim Norman has withdrawn from his state Senate race
This spring, he [Jim Norman] earned high marks for standing up to the Senate’s high-powered budget chairman and fighting to stave off budget cuts proposed for the University of South Florida. Norman was successful and generated plenty of positive buzz as a result.
Feds threaten to sue Florida if voter purge moves forward
ABC Action News
What is at the center of a court battle, the integrity of the election system,” said University of South Florida’s Dr. Susan MacManus. She says either way Floridians are caught in the middle of a partisan battle.
Agile Romney gains momentum
“The election in Florida is absolutely about the economy,” said Susan McManus, a political scientist at the University of South Florida…
Romney, guarded about his Mormonism, faces the Lieberman challenge
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Romney should be prepared to accept even greater scrutiny because Mormonism is less well known and much younger than Judaism, said Ryan Cragun, an expert in the sociology of religion at the University of Tampa and a former Mormon…
Releases and Web Stories
NSU Awards Most Doctoral Degrees Nationally to Hispanics for Fourth …
MarketWatch (press release)
FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was recently ranked as the number one institution in the nation for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanic students.
University of Florida Executive Education Selects Bisk Education to Create 100 …
MarketWatch (press release)
TAMPA, Fla., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ – University of Florida Executive Education has chosen Bisk Education to assist in the creation and facilitation of 100% online, non-credit executive education certificate programs.
Technology Students from South Florida Colleges and Universities to Face Off …
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Local colleges and universities who will field teams for the inaugural event include Atlantic Technical Center, ITT Tech, Keiser University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University and Nova Southeastern University…