State University System
Florida’s dream-killing tuition policy
Because of administrative rules set in 2005, children born to undocumented immigrants are treated like out-of-state students in Florida. And the tuition differences can kill dreams…
Florida Senate Kills Bill Granting In-State Tuition To US-Born Children
Steve Oelrich, a Gainesville Republican who chairs the committee, interrupted a 20-year-old Miami Dade College student, Carla Montes, during her emotional testimony. Montes was born in Miami and graduated from Ronald Reagan High School in Doral.
Florida bill to give illegal immigrants’ kids in-state tuition is quashed
A bill that would have extended in-state tuition to those students, if they lived in Florida for at least two years, was voted down Tuesday in a Senate Higher Education Committee meeting…
Tuition hikes wear thin on students, administrators
A bill that would allow Florida-born U.S. citizens to pay in-state college tuition fees regardless of the immigration status of their parents, died yesterday in the Florida Senate committee on Higher Education.
Florida Board of Governors’ Annual Accountability Report transmitted to Legislature, Governor
The Florida Board of Governors’ just-released and completely reformatted “Annual Accountability Report” – tracking trends and strategic goals among the 11 institutions in the State University System – has been transmitted to the House Speaker, Senate President and the Governor…
National Signing Day: Who signed where?
All signings are football players unless otherwise noted…
FAMU Students Call Ammon’s Plan “Unfair”
That’s one student’s reaction after I broke the news that President Ammons is temporarily suspending all FAMU organizations from membership intake. Tuesday’s announcement came on the heels of the hazing death of a marching 100 drum major and a separate …
FAMU: No Summer Band Camp for Marching 100
FAMU’s president is making major changes to assure safety within the Marching 100 Band and other student organizations. This is in response to the hazing death drum major Robert Champion. A student safety forum is just one of the things that FAMU is …
FIU to help clean up Miami-Dade business code
Florida International University’s College of Law is joining forces with Miami-Dade County Chairman Joe A. Martinez in an effort to clean up county business code. The school will look for provisions that delay, impede, or hinder the way that businesses …
Florida International University expanding programs in China
With the success of its 5-year-old Hospitality & Tourism Management program in Tianjin, Florida International University is moving forward to continue its China presence and expand to offer two new degrees.
Black History Month Events at Florida State
February is Black History Month, and Florida State University’s Center for Multicultural Affairs, Black Student Union and College of Communication and Information each will be hosting special events that aim to make it a meaningful and memorable one.
Did the Florida Gator originate at the University of Virginia?
Los Angeles Times
In the case of the University of Florida and the Gators, however, not only did their name and mascot not come from a newspaper or a Florida student, it did not even originate in Florida! Read on to discover how the famed Florida Gators of the …
Scott appoints 12 to regional planning councils, including ousted USF Poly Leader
It was just over a month ago that the embattled leader of the University of South Florida Polytechnic was removed from his post and demoted to a professor position. But that didn’t stop Marshall Goodman from getting reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott to his post on the Central Florida Regional Planning Council.
State College System
Suspect shot in attempted gold buyer robbery; 3 arrested
The person police say was the getaway driver is a Broward College volleyball player with a history of athletic success at Hollywood Hills High School.
Audit reveals Daytona State College overcharged students
The recent state audit revealed that the college still needs major improvements when it comes to handling its finances. The auditor general pointed out two major flaws: hefty severance packages and charging students extra fees.
New college dorm running a deficit
Florida Keys Community College staff projects that the school’s new dormitory, Lagoon Landing, will lose $48,000 this semester due to declining student occupancy.
Appeals court: Key West must repay $160000 to college
The city of Key West needs to repay $160529.60 in stormwater utility fees collected from Florida Keys Community College the municipality had …
Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron to be honored by national service …
A coalition advocating for national public service is saluting Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron. Padron was honored the week with the Voices for National Services’ top award for Citizen Service. He will share the award next month …
C-SPAN bus brings the news to SFC
Santa Fe College students tour the C-SPAN bus on the SFC campus Wednesday, February 1, 2012. ..
Santa Fe student and boyfriend die together in I-75 accidents
The Independent Florida Alligator
The 27-year-old lifelong Gainesville resident, whose name was released by the Florida Highway Patrol on Tuesday, was a UF alumna and a Santa Fe College student. Nguyen was headed north in a Toyota Matrix on Sunday. Jason Raikes, her boyfriend and a …
Santa Fe College Student Government holds city commission candidate debate
The Independent Florida Alligator
Santa Fe College‘s Student Government held a Gainesville City Commission candidate debate this election season, but UF’s Student Government — the larger and better-funded of the two — did not.
Commission concerned about Parkway corner at College Drive
The Highlands County Board of County Commission and South Florida Community College disagree about how the Phase III Sebring Parkway intersection at Memorial Drive should look…
Valencia College acid-bomb investigation yields 3 arrests
Three MetroWest teenagers were arrested Wednesday on charges of detonating acid bombs at Valencia Community College’s west campus, Orlando police said.
Independent College System
James R. Carlson, who founded the Eckerd College theater program, dies at 94
Long before he started throwing up stark sets for the abstract European plays he directed at Eckerd College, James Carlson preached the gospel …
Carl Hiaasen first in Winter With the Writers series
Five writers from across the United States will take part in the 2012 Winter With the Writers, A Festival of the Literary Arts. The series, presented by Rollins College, kicks off Thursday, Feb. 2, with an appearance by three-time Pulitzer …
Saint Leo’s international business conference agenda is diverse
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Saint Leo University ’s third annual International Business Conference will include breakout sessions on topics including building strategic alliances, …
For Profit and Career Colleges
Predicting Mitt Romney’s Higher-Education Policy
Chronicle of Higher Education
On both occasions, he offered unsolicited endorsements for for-profit Full Sail University in Florida, explaining that “By increasing competition, …
South Florida Woman Still Waiting for 2010 Tax Return Money
NBC 6 Miami
… that there’s no fraud,” said Kennedy, whose ID was stolen at Keiser Career College. But the tax agency only reacted after she called almost daily, …
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
How Hazing and Homophobia Could Have Played a Role in FAMU’s Robert Champion …
The tragic death of Robert Champion Jr. at Florida A&M University (FAMU) is a reminder of this. Campus officials for two decades knew about the famed Marching 100 band’s hazing rituals, but zero tolerance and threats to punish band members did not …
Many positives in our quality of life
The city was showcased during the Republican presidential debate for its beautiful University of North Florida campus and its classy airport. The JAX Chamber has a great story to tell in promoting the area. In recent weeks, graduation rates for the …
Rants & Raves: Rave for pharmacies
You have to love the crocodile tears of [University of North Florida] President John Delaney when he complained about the high cost of his university’s education as he is pulling down over a half million [dollars] a year plus retirement benefits, …
FAU graduate returns as a US ambassador
Palm Beach Post
Wednesday was a college homecoming of sorts for Robert Orr. He started the day by having breakfast with other alumni of Florida Atlantic University, lunch with FAU President Mary Jane Saunders and other dignitaries, then taught two classes, one undergrad and one graduate . Then he got a tour of FAU‘s new football stadium. Orr, 59, FAU class of ’76, is now the American ambassador to the Asian Development Bank, a former corporate executive and certainly counts among FAU‘s most distinguished graduates as demonstrated by his whirlwind day at his alma mater.
Are aliens avoiding us?
“We are either alone, or they are out there and leave us alone,” lead study author Thomas Hair, a mathematician with Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, was quoted as saying by Discovery News.
If intelligent creatures exist on other planets they likely won’t visit Earth …
New York Daily News
“I’m sure they’d be able to detect if this planet had life on it,” [Thomas] Hair, of Florida Gulf Coast University, told Disovery News.
Latino Vote 2012: Through The Latino Looking Glass After The Florida Primary
For Romney, it was an encouraging sign of Latino support, despite the backlash from Hispanics across the country over his stance on immigration issues, said Florida International University political analyst Dario Moreno.
What we learned (or re-learned) from Florida primary
Charles Zelden, a professor of history and legal studies who specializes in politics and voting at Nova Southeastern University, said it’s significant. “It says something about the attitude of the Republican voters.” Two factors could be at work: …
Romney’s strong performance also shows some weakness
While Romney leaves the state with a head of steam, Florida also reinforced the lesson of the South Carolina primary: He will struggle in the South, said Daniel Smith, the director of the Political Campaigning Program at the University of Florida.
Negative campaign ads signal what we’ll see next fall
Kansas City Star
The Romney campaign cleverly timed the ads for maximum impact, said Susan MacManus, a professor of political science at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Florida Turnout Falls Short of Hopes
Wall Street Journal
“There was an instantaneous deluge of negativity—overnight,” said Susan MacManus, a political scientist at the University of South Florida. “The personal-minutiae attacks in a state with massive economic problems made for a huge disconnect for …
Hillsborough voters show strong support for Romney
“Romney won south county, he won the peninsula, he won northwest Hillsborough and he won up the Interstate 75 corridor,” said Scott Paine, a professor of government at the University of Tampa.
Releases and Web Stories
(BPRW) FLORIDA MEMORIAL’S 12TH PRESIDENT PREPARES FOR INAUGURATION …
Black PR Wire
(BLACK PR WIRE) –MIAMI GARDENS, FL (February 1, 2012) – Florida Memorial University’s(FMU) new era of transformative leadership is well under way, …
Lynn University launches 2012 presidential debate website on heels of Florida …
Looking forward to the general election on the heels of Florida’s important primary vote, Lynn University just launched its official 2012 presidential debate website. The site will be the university’s central repository for all things related to the …
Lynn University announces co-chairs for 2012 presidential debate planning committee
Lynn University announced Jason Walton, chief of staff, and Gregory Malfitano, senior vice president of administration, as the co-chairs of the university’s 2012 presidential debate planning committee. The committee will oversee all of the university’s efforts related to the debate including curriculum development, student activities, community events, facilities preparation, volunteer management and a variety of other activities leading up to the Oct. 22 event.
University of South Florida awarded $1.57 million to study battlefield-related …
EurekAlert (press release)
Tampa, FL — The University of South Florida (USF) has received a $1.57 million US Department of Defense grant to conduct translational research on traumatic brain injury and other battlefield related injuries and diseases.