State University System
Tuition bill puts future of Florida Prepaid in question
Newly passed legislation allowing some universities to charge whatever rates they want could spell the death of Florida’s popular prepaid tuition program. The bill, which awaits Gov. Rick Scott’s signature, would permit the University of Florida and Florida State University to set their own tuition, rather than facing state-imposed caps. Other universities would get this authority if they’re able to meet a rigorous set of standards….
2 building projects are key for FSU, TCC
Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College both have money in the state budget for building projects that are key to the futures of both institutions. There’s $4.5 million for a new Wakulla Environmental Institute at TCC. Florida State University has $3.85 million for planning and engineering on what ultimately would be a $68 million, 150,000-square-foot Earth Ocean Atmospheric Sciences building.
FAMU students fear tuition hike
WTXL ABC 27
FAMU Board of Trustee leaders had a one hour phone conference, Monday to begin forming a plan to help offset the cost of cuts. An April meeting is set where more details maybe released about what if any changes will be made to current programs.
UNF to Hold Crisis Management Drill
First Coast News
The University of North Florida will conduct a crisis management drill Tuesday, March 13th. The drill is a regularly scheduled exercise for the UNF Crisis Management Team, said Joanna Norris, Associate Director of Public Relations for UNF.
Genshaft Addresses USF Poly Questions
There was an elephant in the dining room at the monthly meeting of the Tiger Bay Club of Polk County on Monday, and his name was Sen. J.D. Alexander.
USF Health and Florida Hospital announce new research and patient care …
Last week, officials from USF Health and Florida Hospital were celebrating a $6.9 million state appropriation for a joint cardiovascular institute at the University of South Florida.
State College System
S. Florida Workforce Kicks Off “Earn While You Learn” Summer Program
A select number of Miami-Dade college age students will have the opportunity to get paid this summer while they brush up on their ‘job-readiness’ skills. On Monday, South Florida Workforce announced the opening of registration for…
In early talks, city commissioners back current property tax revenues
… funding the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development, which has a small business incubator, to the tune of $5000 to $10000.
Probationers Could Get GED for Community Service
Monday, Gadsden County Judge, Kathy Garner and Tallahassee Community College had a special announcement. “It benefits our community and our probationers and their families,” said Garner from the podium on the lawn of the Quincy House.
Independent College and University System
The Winner of the Miami Mascot Madness Tournament: Sebastian the Ibis
Miami New Times (blog)
Close to 600 voters decided the final, and in a stunning landslide the University of Miami’s Sebastian the Ibis has won the title of Miami’s Favorite Mascot. The results weren’t even close. Sebastian defeated his competitor and best friend, …
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Op-Ed: A tribute to a selfless servant in Legislature
William Proctor, chancellor of Flagler College and state representative for House District 20, is one such anomaly. His influence on our state’s education system has most assuredly impacted your life in some form or fashion.
Baby Dies of Herpes in Ritual Circumcision By Orthodox Jews
The numbers of ultra-Orthodox Jews are growing rapidly, according to a study by University of Florida geography professor Joshua Comenetz, mostly because they have so many children.
Teaching children to be mindful
You can’t teach it the way you would teach it to adults,” said Amishi Jha, Ph.D, an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Miami. Jha’s main area of research revolves around how mindfulness changes the brain.
State: Ex-pornographer and substitute teacher can pursue teaching certification
Stressing his qualifications — including a master’s degree from the University of Miami in public administration — [Shawn] Loftis said he wants his job back. “The next step is Miami-Dade Public Schools. Now I’m going to fight to be reinstated because the …
FDA Panel to Weigh Second Chance for New Class of Painkillers
U.S. News & World Report
Dr. Elaine Tozman, an associate professor in the division of rheumatology and immunology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, said she doesn’t think this new painkiller would add much to the treatment of osteoarthritis.
Red Light Experts Trash Each Other’s Testimony
The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut brought in University of South Florida Professor John Large to tell the legislature’s transportation committee why he thinks it would be a mistake to pass a bill allowing 19 municipalities with populations greater than 48,000 to install cameras at intersections to catch red-light violators. Large and two university colleagues conducted a study of other published research about red light cameras, and found that “these cameras are associated with significant increases in crashes” particularly rear-end accidents “and injuries.” He added: “The research studies that presume to report safety benefits from the use of cameras violate basic research methods, and tend to be associated with vested interests.”
Releases and Web Stories
Digital Domain Institute Opens Doors to Inaugural Class Today
The Digital Domain Institute (DDI), an animation and digital arts institute powered by Digital Domain Media Group and the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts (FSU), opened its doors to its inaugural class of students today in West Palm Beach…
TIAA-CREF Honors Charles Reed and Eduardo Padron with 2012 Theodore M …
MarketWatch (press release)
The TIAA-CREF Institute today announced Dr. Charles B. Reed, chancellor of the California State University system, and Dr. Eduardo J. Padron, president of Miami Dade College, are the 2012 winners of the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh Award for Leadership …