State University System
FAMU Suspends Another Student Group Over Hazing Allegation
Florida A&M University, which is dealing with the deadly effects of hazing, has suspended another student group over new allegations of cruel treatment…
New FAMU chief tackles hazing
Last month trustees at Florida A&M University chose scientist and veteran FAMU administrator Larry Robinson to serve as interim president while they search for a permanent successor to former President James Ammons. In July, Ammons resigned under pressure, done in by the scandal surrounding last year’s hazing-related death of drum major Robert Champion, as well as management and academic problems at FAMU. Robinson met recently with the Orlando Sentinel editorial board and talked about these issues. A video with interview excerpts is available online at goo.gl/xAqlu
FAMU dance team suspended
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
A female dance club at Florida A&M was suspended indefinitely Tuesday hours after university officials were notified of an alleged hazing incident during the Labor Day weekend. FAMU, which has suspended its famed Marching 100 band this school year following the November 2011 hazing death of drum major Robert Champion, has stressed a zero-tolerance approach to hazing…
FAU reports enrollment milestone
Florida Atlantic University has reached an enrollment milestone this year, with at least 30,000 students enrolled. That’s up from 29,313 last year. That’s up from 29,313 last year. The exact figures for this year haven’t been confirmed yet, but should be a couple of hundred above the 30,000 mark, officials said…
Rescued pilot whales transported to SeaWorld
Four short-finned pilot whales were transported from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute’s Rehabilitation Center in Fort Pierce to SeaWorld Orlando by SeaWorld’s rescue team on Wednesday.
Alico ousts land chief
Gulf Coast Business Review
Recently, the company sold 5,200 acres near Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers for $10 million, sustaining a $55 million loss on the deal.
Commissioners agree to $2 million settlement in eminent domain case
Naples Daily News
Lee County commissioners agreed to pay a $2.1 million settlement in an eminent domain case involving the developer of housing near Florida Gulf Coast University.
Florida Polytechnic University one step closer to opening
ABC Action News
The multi-million dollar plans are impressive. The empty plot of land, not so much. But the build out for the new home of Florida Polytechnic University is still in the early stages, expected to open in the Fall of 2013. With the progress, Florida is one step closer to seeing its 12th public university. What used to be a part of the University of South Florida will now be known as its own institution and by the current Board of Trustees’ time table, Florida Polytechnic is heading for a target open date of Fall 2013.
Trustees Briefed on Campus Plan for Florida Polytechnic University
A nearly six-hour meeting Wednesday of the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees included a bus tour of the campus, an update over lunch on construction, and a sit-down meeting where the trustees determined how to officially get off the ground…
Tallahassee Film Festival to reschedule fall fest
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
The shift in timing also allowed the Florida State University film school to play a larger role in helping book films and attract big names. On Wednesday, the Tallahassee Film Festival (TFF) decided to postpone its 2012 movie marathon…
United Way kicks off $2 million fund drive
The News Herald
The local United Way jump-started its community campaign on the Florida State University Panama City on Wednesday morning. The kickoff event had a football season theme, with a drumline and cheerleaders…
Local school awarded literacy grant
Washington Monthly magazine has ranked New College of Florida No. 6 on a list of schools that give back to their country…
Hub for veterans being sought at UF
UF has created a committee to consider the issue and look at what is being done elsewhere. Davis, an Army veteran studying finance at the university, said the university should establish a one-stop center where veterans obtain benefits, get counseling and meet…
UF to offer STEM degrees in Miami
The Independent Florida Alligator
Community college students in Miami have a chance to earn microbiology degrees from UF without the six-hour drive. The National Science Foundation’s undergraduate education division awarded to UF and Miami Dade College last month a $1.7 million grant to increase the number of students graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math…
State College System
Broward College finalist for $1M community college excellence prize
Broward College has been named one of 10 finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, an award of high achievement and performance for U.S. community colleges.
Broward College Named to Top Ten List
NBC 6 Miami
Broward College has earned a big honor from an educational organization that could see it earning a big paycheck. The Washington, D.C.-based Aspen Institute named Broward College one of the top 10 community colleges in the country.
44 nurses in GCSC’s first bachelor’s program in nursing
The News Herald
A mannequin that bleeds and blinks is all part of a day’s work for some students at Gulf Coast State College. Students in the inaugural class of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program use the dummy as part of their complex clinical scenarios section. The class has 44 students ranging from recently graduated RNs to those who have been RNs for 10 or 15 years.
SF College a finalist for Aspen Prize
David Durkee stood at the lectern before nearly 600 people to reveal a secret. In the seats of the Fine Arts Hall at Santa Fe College sat students, faculty, staff and members of Congress. Onstage behind Durkee, the student body president, trustees and administrators listened eagerly. ”Santa Fe College has been named one of the top 10 colleges in the country,” he said, barely finishing before a trumpet fanfare blasted through the loudspeakers and the feverish crowd got on its feet. After weeks of hinting at a major announcement, SF officials announced Wednesday the school was named one of 10 finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, which recognizes achievement among the best community colleges in the country.
President Obama to appear Saturday at St. Petersburg College in Seminole
President Barack Obama will hold a grass roots rally Saturday morning at St. Petersburg College‘s Seminole Campus at Natural Habitat Park Field. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5 p.m. today at these locations: OFA-FL Office — St. Petersburg, 951 Central Ave., Suite B; OFA-FL Office — Pinellas Park, 6537 Park Blvd.; OFA-FL Office — Largo, 225 West Bay Drive; OFA-FL Office — Clearwater, 1820 Drew St.; OFA-FL Office — Ybor City, 1702 N 14th St.; St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus, University Partnership Center, 9200 113th St. N.
Thousands line up for Obama appearance at St. Petersburg College
Sweltering heat and long lines didn’t deter thousands of people around the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday from picking up tickets to President Barack Obama’s Saturday speech at St. Petersburg College‘s Seminole Campus…
Independent Colleges and Universities
Daytona police: Shots fired from SUV injure man
Daytona Beach News-Journal
A 27-year-old man shot six times at passengers in a car from the back seat of a sport utility vehicle near Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach police said Wednesday…
What Is Working: Exploring Solutions To America’s Job Crisis (LIVE BLOG)
Today, HuffPost is hosting the second part of the series, in Charlotte during the DNC. Watch here for a live blog of the proceedings, featuring the posts, tweets, and photos of students from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Lynn University…
UM to extend emphasis on humanities
The Miami Hurricane
The humanities department at UM will further spread its wings in the year-long event, “Taking Flight: The Year of the Humanities and the Arts at the University of Miami.”
Winter Park/Maitland Observer
At Rollins College, first year students got to work immediately by participating in SPARC (Service Philanthropy Activism Rollins College), a day when all incoming students contribute their time to community service projects throughout Central Florida..
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Mixing it up
The half-hour show, by the producers of Designing Spaces, pits students from the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale against one another, with [Ralph] Pagano dreaming up the challenges.
Community Colleges Leverage Predictive Analytics
David Shulman, AVP for online and instructional technology at Broward College is getting his institution started on predictive analytics, and ramping up fast by mapping all gen ed courses to learning outcomes–providing data for an analytics program linked to Broward’s Desire2Learn LMS…
Expert explains DNC star speaker list
And they’ll need them again this year, like Edison State College Students. They’re part of the very base dems are targeting with star-studded lineups. “Will it affect your vote?” asked Sarann to Linnea Neace, a freshman at Edison.
FAMU adds MC Lyte to halftime entertainment lineup
WTXL ABC 27
-Florida A&M University (FAMU) continues to add to its halftime entertainment lineup during it’s “enhanced” football experience, which doesn’t include the school’s famed “Marching 100″ band. The university has confirmed Hip-Hop legend MC Lyte will perform during the third home game against South Carolina State University on October 20.
Jellyfish migration a painful, but not unusual, encounter for Naples beach-goers
Naples Daily News
Jellyfish experts have been abuzz for years about reports of explosions of jellyfish populations around the world with some speculating that climate change, poor water quality and overfishing of jellyfish predators are to blame, Florida Gulf Coast University associate professor of biology Robert Erdman said…
South Florida Professor Explains $16 Trillion Debt
NBC 6 Miami
Although the analogy is often made, our country’s debt is not similar to our personal debt, according to Jose Gabilondo, an associate professor of law at Florida International University. ”I can’t borrow indefinitely, you can’t, but the government can. In a way, it’s not the number that matters,” said [Jose] Gabilondo. “What matters is can you make your monthly payment? And are your creditors still lending to you? The answer for our country, is yes.”
Florida judges objecting to some new court rules
Jackson County Floridan
“A rule that limits speech or that compels speech is bound to cause mischief, and this rule does both of those things,” former Florida State University president Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte told the justices.
Will College Students Show Up?
Inside Higher Ed
Among the supporters speaking briefly to delegates was a student at Miami Dade College, Johanny Adames, who said the grant was instrumental in helping her attend college. “President Obama knows that education is how kids like me can follow a path of opportunity and work their way into the middle class,” Adames said. “And he fought to expand Pell Grants so nearly 10 million young Americans can have that opportunity.
Flipping the White House
Three student interns from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasoto — Klarissa Parduba, Marysol Stepanof and James Cheredia are joined by instructor Ed Cheetham to round out the group.
Famed lighting designer Luc Lafortune speaks at Rollins College
Renowned lighting designer Luc Lafortune will lead discussions at Rollins College this week on the ideas and inspirations that have motivated his work. A native of Montreal, Lafortune has worked with Cirque du Soleil since its inception…
Obama Has 3 Ways To Win Florida, And They All Look Good
“I always think of Central Florida — the I-4 corridor — as the tipping point of the state,” said Aubrey Jewitt, a political science professor at the University of Central Florida.
Nelson’s convention profile low
Mack, on the other hand, likely needed convention exposure more than Nelson, said University of Central Florida political scientist Aubrey Jewett, because he’s not as well known as Nelson.
How will opposing fans treat Penn State in road games?
“There seem to be no limits to what some people are willing to say or do,” said Richard Lapchick, director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida.
WNBA receives top marks for diversity hires
The league received a combined “A-plus” for its diversity efforts in grades released Wednesday in the annual report by the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport. ”Since the time we started covering the WNBA, they’ve had the best record in of all pro sports,” said Richard Lapchick, the study’s main author.
World-Record Laser Blast Lasts 67 Quintillionths of a Second
“While one can take snap shot images of a flying bullet with microsecond light pulses, now scientists study electron motions with attosecond pulses,” physicist Zenghu Chang of the University of Central Florida wrote in an email to Wired.
Former Florida Dean Takes Helm at Georgia College
Georgia College has a new president. Steve Dorman officially took the post September 1. Dorman comes to Milledgeville form Gainesville, Florida, where he spent 6 years as dean of the college of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida…
Bill Clinton could be key in helping Obama in Florida
“Bill Clinton is golden in Florida,” said Dan Smith, a University of Florida political science professor. Clinton, who is morphing into the role of the party’s elder statesman, has a long history of doing well with Florida voters…
Ex-police chief in China political scandal charged with defection, power abuse …
However, University of Miami China expert June Teufel Dreyer said authorities might be holding back in the face of a lack of consensus or uncertainty how to proceed within such a tight time frame. “The door’s still open to prosecute Bo at a future time …
UM’s Dean of the College of Engineering James M. Tien aims to take school to …
The University of Miami College of Engineering and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have forged a partnership of sorts in the person of Dr. James M. Tien, a soft-spoken scholar whose mission as dean at UM engineering is loud and clear: take UM to the next level…
Historian presents presidents’ program at UNF
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Doris Kearns Goodwin, a widely known historian and author, will discuss “Former U.S. Presidents and Their Mark on the World” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the University of North Florida Arena in a free program…
Hurricane Isaac: BP Oil May Be Resurfacing In Aftermath Of Storm
Rip Kirby, a Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida, has been studying tar balls on Gulf beaches since the April 2010 disaster, including some that washed up after Tropical Storm Debby hit the Florida coast this June. ”The ones we’ve tested are a 100 percent match to [Deepwater Horizon],” Kirby said. “And the tar balls we’ve found after Isaac look identical to those we found after Debby. If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck, it’s probably a duck.”
Not all Dems are ready yet to return Crist’s hug
Susan MacManus, the political science professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa and an expert on Florida politics, said because Crist has been popular in the past, Democrats are willing to take a look at him now…
Governors bucking Obamacare gamble with women’s health
“A lot of the problem that happens with pregnancy happens between pregnancies,” said Dr. William Sappenfield, a maternal health expert and professor at the University of South Florida.
Theories, models and the future of science
Scientific American (blog)
How accurate remains to be seen, but it’s worth noting that there are already books that make a case for an independent, study-worthy philosophy of modeling and simulation; a recent book by the University of South Florida philosopher Eric Winsberg for instance extols philosophers of science to treat models not just as convenient applications and representations of theories (which are then the only fundamental things worth studying) but as ultimate independent explanatory devices in themselves that deserve separate philosophical consideration…
The College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee has hired two professors, Wan Yang and Joe Askren…
Bradenton mayoral candidates to speak at Manatee Tiger Bay Club luncheon …
The candidates are incumbent Wayne Poston, Ward 2 Councilwoman Marianne Barnebey, and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee professor Richard O’Brien.
Releases and Web Stories
HostDime.com Provides Free Web Hosting for Full Sail University Students
International web hosting provider HostDime.com, Inc. has provided Full Sail University’s Internet Marketing degree program students with free web hosting…
GCSC To Host “College Night”
Gulf Coast State College is hosting its annual “College Night” on Thursday, September 13, from 6 – 8 pm in the Student Union East …
IRSC offers hospitality course
All classes will be held at the Indian River State College Mueller campus in the Richardson Center. For more information, call Veronica Torres at Workforce Solutions 772-494-2100 ext. 305 or email@example.com.
Planetarium holding Star Party
Kicking off the new Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium season is a free Star Party and Open House at the planetarium from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.
Brian Pirttima named director for Lynn University’s new Center for Learning Abroad
As part of Lynn University’s plan to expand its study abroad opportunities, the school has established the new Center for Learning Abroad, and Brian Pirttima, a professional with more than a decade of intercultural experience, has been named director of the center…
Hispanic National Summit to Feature Panel Hosted by Maria Elena Salinas
Scheduled to take place September 24 at Miami Dade College, the inaugural summit is sponsored by the Florida Minority Community Reinvestment Coalition (FMCRC) and the New America Alliance (NAA).
Joanna Clark: Running Away From the Oracle
Santa Fe College
Santa Fe College invites the community to witness the creative and refreshing artwork of Joanna Clark 7-9 p.m. Friday, September 7 in the Santa Fe Art Gallery.
ACCENT brings experts to debate legalization of marijuana
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A veteran Drug Enforcement Administration agent and the editor of High Times Magazine will go head-to-head Sept. 24 at the University of Florida in “The Great Weed Debate: Heads vs. Feds.” Bob Stutman is a 25-year veteran of the DEA, rising through the ranks and retiring as head of their New York office, the world’s largest. Steve Hager, editor-in-chief of the magazine for more than 15 years, will debate at 8 p.m. in University Auditorium.