State University System
Students Rally in Support of Equality at FAU
Florida Atlantic University Lambda United and Student Government held a rally Nov.14 in support of the FAU Board of Trustees adding sexual orientation to the University Anti-Discrimination Policy.
FAU adds protection for gay students, employees
FAU’s board of trustees amended its policy Wednesday to add sexual orientation as a protected …the University of West Florida and New College of Florida. …
More Minorities Earning Medical Degrees From Boca’s FAU
Good news this morning from Florida Atlantic University, which is being honored by a major educational magazine for the number of minority students earning medical related degrees from the …
MobileHelp Takes Up Residency In The Research Park At Florida Atlantic University
(LR) Elias Janetis, Founder and Chairman MobileHelp; Scott Adams, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer, MobileHelp; Michael Daszkal Chair, Board of Directors, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University; Roxanna Trinka, Board of Directors, Research Park at …
Pedestrian robbed at gunpoint in Boca Raton
A man walking to meet friends was robbed at gunpoint near Florida Atlantic University Monday night, police report. Just before 10 pm, Boca Raton police responded to a report of an armed robbery near 600 W. Glades Road.
Black bear visits Fla. campus
A curious bear made a surprise visit to a Florida college campus. TODAY.com’s Dara Brown reports. A black bear gives authorities a run for their money after roaming near Florida Gulf Coast University. The 100-pound bear has not only been seen in the …
UCF may offer domestic partner benefits to employees
Employees at the University of Central Florida would get help paying for health insurance for gay partners under a new program that UCF’s board of trustees is expected to approve Thursday. Many higher-education institutions nationwide — including Valencia College, Rollins College and Stetson University in Central Florida — already offer some sort of health insurance benefit for domestic partners.
AmEx Enters Higher Education Marketplace With Prepaid Student Accounts
Students at the University of North Florida now only need one item in their wallet to get around campus: their student ID. Starting on November 2, American Express launched a partnership with the university that connects each student ID to an AmEx …
USF notes patents success in jobs report to Scott
Rick Scott, the University of South Florida says it shares Scott’s view that the state’s universities should focus on creating jobs as a way to help pull Florida from the lingering affects of recession. Scott submitted 17 questions to the state’s 11 …
USF, local community colleges announce partnership
Genshaft said they already are reaching out to other local institutions, including Polk State College and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, …
USF, community colleges to streamline admission
It guarantees USF admission to students with associate’s degrees from Hillsborough Community College, Pasco-Hernando Community College and St. Petersburg …
3 colleges, USF team up
USF officials said they would like to expand the consortium to Polk State College in Winter Haven and State College of Florida in Bradenton.
Senators repeat demand for audit of USF Poly
The back and forth comes as USF Poly is embarking on a path to independence from the main campus in Tampa, as requested by Goodman and granted earlier this month by the Florida Board of Governors. The process is expected to take years and still …
Sen. Alexander wants probe of USF leaders over Poly
JD Alexander lashed out at the University of South Florida on Wednesday in a letter accusing USF of waging a “campaign of misinformation” in the debate over making USF Polytechnic an independent university. Writing to the state Board of Governors …
Angry Letters Fly From Senators on Both Sides of USF Poly Issue
JD Alexander, R-Lake Wales, sent one to Ava Parker, chairwoman of the State University Sytem of Florida Board of Governors, in which he demands records and asks for an investigation. “I further request that the Board of Governors investigate the …
UWF international student program continues to grow
Pensacola News Journal
Latin Americans make up about half of UWF‘s international student population, Errington said. Many qualify for the university’s Latin American Caribbean Scholarship, which allows out-of-state tuition to be waived.
State College System
Local media tours Chipola College Center for the Arts
Jackson County Floridan
Chipola College allowed local media to tour its still-in-construction Center for the Arts on Wednesday. With three main areas: the main theater, …
Construction Contines on Chipola’s New Arts Center
Chipola College has been around since 1947. What started as a small community college is now a bustling state college expanding everyday. …
AD Harris School Partners with Gulf Coast State College
Beginning in January, Gulf Coast State College will offer both personal enrichment and for-credit courses at the AD Harris school. …
Independent College System
Long Beach Airport to Hold Free Aviation Career Fair
The vendor area will include recruiters from the Long Beach Campus of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Long Beach City College’s Aviation Maintenance …
Ethics Awareness Day in Palm Beach County on Friday
Palm Beach Post
An afternoon panel discussion will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm at Palm Beach Atlantic University, 901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach.
Southeastern University President Kent Ingle’s Inauguration to Be Celebrated
Kent Ingle, new president at Southeastern University, mingles Wednesday with students, faculty and staff at a celebration leading up to his inauguration Friday in Lakeland.
Entrepreneurs get 90 seconds to pitch products at UM’s Launch Pad
Named for the time it takes to give an overview during an elevator ride, the pitch contestants vied for a total of $116,000 worth of services geared to help burgeoning entrepreneurs.
UM student and twin brother charged with growing pot in apartment
South Miami police say one of the defendants is a University of Miami student who also was on track to become a Marine officer.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Editorial: Higher ed needs to measure up
Bradshaw declared himself delighted to be held accountable, then said the evidence was already in that his Florida Gulf Coast University was succeeding, for example, in having measurable goals for producing graduates in science, technology, …
Editorials: A slam dunk — college hoops in our own backyard
Naples Daily News
Now eligible for NCAA postseason action, the Eagles have come a long way, as have the Gyrenes,Ave Maria University’s basketball program, a smaller-division …
Woodruff: Florida School Aims to Buck Economic Downturn
This week was no different, as I headed to Orlando to speak at a community leaders’ breakfast organized by the University of Central Florida. The school has recently partnered with Brevard Community College to manage WUCF, the PBS station in this part …
Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. announces new CEO
Tracey Galloway, a vice-president for development and alumni relations at Edison State College, has been selected as the new CEO of Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., a social services …
Tampa port’s role in trade with Cuba hangs on U.S. stance
The change announced this month by Raul Castro establishing a real estate market by allowing people to buy and sell their homes, prospects for oil discoveries off the north coast of Cuba and Raul Castro’s focus on economic reforms have created a new outlook, said Anthony Zamora an attorney and law professor at Florida International University.
Boynton Beach man among 150 selected to attend NASA tweetup for Mars Rover Launch
Palm Beach Post (blog)
Anthony Bosio, a web multimedia developer at Lynn University in Boca Raton, was an early adopter of the microblogging service and social network. “I never imagined my use of …
Miami Hurricanes coach Golden speaks out about Twitter
“No, I would rather educate the kids,’’ Golden said Wednesday. “We’ve got a long way to go. At some point we’re trying to build productive citizens. … They have to learn here. Hopefully when somebody makes a mistake like we had last week, that will last a whole cycle, and we have to make sure we learn from that.’’
Releases and Web Stories
FAU’s Provost Elected Officer of World’s Largest Neuroscience Organization
Media Newswire (press release)
BOCA RATON, FL (November 16, 2011) th Brenda Claiborne, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University’s new provost and chief academic officer, has recently been elected to serve as an officer of the world’s largest organization of scientists and clinicians …
FAU Presents a Madrigal Dinner, a New Holiday Tradition
Media Newswire (press release)
BOCA RATON, FL (November 16, 2011) th The department of music in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents a new holiday tradition as they launch their first annual Madrigal Dinner at St. Gregory’s Episcopal …
FIU Faculty Rosanna Fiske Named to HispanicBusiness Magazine’s 100 Most …
MarketWatch (press release)
MIAMI, Nov 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Rosanna M. Fiske, a seasoned public relations professional and faculty member at Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been named by HispanicBusiness magazine as one of the 100 most influential Hispanic business executives in the magazine’s latest edition.
University of Florida Research Foundation and Diamyd Medical settle lawsuit
MarketWatch (press release)
University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated (“UFRF”), and Diamyd Medical AB (sto:DIAMB) /quotes/zigman/415153 DMYDY 0.00% today jointly announced that they have settled the breach of contract litigation that UFRF filed in the United States …
Fitch: Ratings Unaffected by Remarketing of Univ. Athletic Assoc. of Univ. of …
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, Nov 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The remarketing of the University Athletic Association Inc. of the University of Florida (FL) (Athletic Association Program) revenue bond series 2001 does not affect its ratings, according to Fitch Ratings.