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DUDLEY, Mass. -- Two officials from a Massachusetts college were at a Florida high school when a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people. Nichols College said on its facebook page that dean of admissions Paul Brower and assistant football coach St. Clair Ryan were visiting Marjory Stoneman ...
FBI director Christopher Wray told the Senate Intelligence Committee that China has aggressively placed operatives at universities, "whether its professors ... Marco Rubio of Florida wrote last week to five Florida institutions -- Miami Dade College and the universities of North Florida, South Florida and West ...

Seventy years ago, the goal of a new University of Florida president was to have the school ranked among the "top 10 or 12 great state universities of the ... This fiscal year, state support for higher education increased an average of just 1.6 percent, according to the publication Inside Higher Ed. That's the ...
Or perhaps you'd remake the system to help the top students. You could take money from the state colleges and give it to the universities, in the hopes that Florida and Florida State would rise in the rankings. Fewer students would benefit, and poor kids would have a tougher road to getting into college. But a choice few ...
The state board of governors, which oversees Florida's 12 public universities, unanimously voted at a meeting in Tallahassee to support the plan, recommending that the legislation be approved. The proposal is part of a much larger higher education package. "It just makes sense. I think it is just going to ...
A Senate higher education committee introduced its budget proposal Wednesday, calling for a 6.6 percent increase in spending for colleges and universities, or $383 million. Meanwhile, the House's proposal, unveiled Tuesday, cuts $217 million from universities with about a $45 million net reduction for ...

Over all, state appropriations for colleges were 1.6 percent higher for the current fiscal year, which began on July 1 for most states, than in the previous one, according to the annual "Grapevine" survey, compiled by the Center for the Study of education Policy at Illinois State University and the State Higher ...
South Carolina's colleges and universities admit their tuition rates has climbed upward in recent years. They blame the Great Recession and the state budget cuts that followed it. S.C. taxpayer funding of higher education is 37 percent lower than in 2008, the fourth-largest cut in the country. As a result of ...
Sabbaticals aren't unusual for college presidents. Most public university presidents and at least three community college presidents in Florida have the benefit in their contracts. But experts say it's unusual to give a president a sabbatical just before retirement. They say it's more common for college boards ...
After more than two months of screening resumes, five candidates will vie to become the new leader of Cleveland Community College. The board of trustees and presidential search committee will begin interviewing the presidential hopefulls Monday with the final candidate being seen on Tuesday, Jan. 30.
The average cost for room and board amounted to $10,644 for the 2017-2018 school year, according to data reported to U.S. News by 1,343 ranked colleges in an annual survey. Living on campus can be even more expensive if the student attends a National liberal arts College or National University, ...
South Carolina's colleges and universities admit their tuition rates has climbed upward in recent years. They blame the Great Recession and the state budget cuts that followed it. S.C. taxpayer funding of higher education is 37 percent lower than in 2008, the fourth-largest cut in the country. As a result of ...
... a growing high-tech work force, and multiple higher education options -- the University of Central Florida and other public and private colleges universities within a couple hours' drive. The opening in 2019 of UCF's downtown campus, to be shared with Valencia College, will add to the region's allure for ...
In a 6-1 vote, the Senate Higher education Appropriations Subcommittee approved the bill (SB 540), sponsored by Senate Education Chairwoman Dorothy Hukill, R-Port ... The bill, in part, would create a 13-member State Board of Community Colleges to oversee the 28 schools in the state college system.
While higher-education institutions see the opportunities a nearby headquarters could bring their students and alumni, the prospective deal may be mutually ... Richard Florida, a professor of business at the University of Toronto and director of its Martin Prosperity Institute, said while universities stand to ...
College students could soon face a cap on how many can enroll in four-year degree programs at state colleges, and the colleges could see their funding based ... U.S. News and World Report ranked Florida the best state in the nation for higher education in 2017, based largely on low tuition costs and the ...
The committee moved past the USF provision to dig into some of the massive higher education bill's nitty-gritty elements, discussing what block tuition, transparency measures and graduation metrics would mean for universities. One of the bill's biggest elements, a massive boost in Bright Futures merit ...

The House bill would add a provision requiring the University of South Florida to reconsolidate its main Tampa campus with branch campuses at USF-St. ... Rodrigues said higher-education policy changes, including a move to performance funding for the schools, has improved the quality of the system over ...
Florida's opioid crisis, hurricanes, guns and higher education are among the many issues that legislators will consider during the second week of their annual ... (HB 423) calls for boosting the amount of financial aid paid by the state to top-performing Florida residents who attend a state college or university.
The two senators are leading supporters of a 2018 bill that boosts higher education, including restoring the Bright Futures scholarship to its original levels. ... award full tuition and most fees, plus $300 per semester for textbooks, to top-tier students who attend public colleges and universities in Florida.
And the legislation would make permanent a "world-class" scholars program for universities. The program would provide funding to attract top-level professors and researchers. The measure also establishes another program that rewards top-performing law, medicine and other professional schools.
TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Richard Corcoran said Wednesday he supports the creation of a separate board to oversee Florida's 28 state colleges. ... Senate Higher education Appropriations Chairman Bill Galvano, a Bradenton Republican who is sponsoring the bill, has also filed legislation (SB ...
A bill that would permanently expand state financial aid for tens of thousands of Florida college students faces a key vote today in the state Senate. The "Florida Excellence in Higher education Act of 2018," also known as Senate Bill 4, recently sailed through three committees without a single "no" vote and ...
He said "numerous counterparts" in Florida higher education got it, too. "Unfortunately, emails of this nature are becoming increasingly common," Atwater wrote. "I do want to assure you, however, that all threats against the college are treated with the utmost gravity." The University of Florida got the same ...
Boca Raton, Fla. -- A 27-year-old Florida Atlantic University employee is accused of pretending to be a student and receiving about $24,000 worth of fraudulent checks. The Palm Beach Post reports that Denise Elizabeth Keaton registered to take classes five times in June 2014 as Elizabeth Denise ...
Florida's colleges are indispensable when it comes to directly feeding the workforce of a community. ... While we are lucky to have such higher education institutions in our backyard, most nursing graduates from Florida State University and Florida A&M University return to their home cities or move to other ...
The network is instrumental in promoting leadership development of women in public and independent colleges, universities and other higher education institutions across Florida. As a Presidential Sponsor, Florida Tech will rotate with the other sponsoring universities in holding a state conference on ...
The House is taking another look at performance standards for state universities, after supporters of some schools, including Florida A&M University, say they are being shortchanged in a ... New College of Florida, the smallest institution in the system, also qualified for the first time, earning $2.5 million.
students walk across the campus of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, which now functions separately from USF's main campus in Tampa. ... in a proposed committee substitute to the House's version of a massive higher education package that passed unanimously in the Senate last week.
A Florida Senate bill that could alter public college education funding was introduced on Tuesday, the first day of the state's 2018 legislative session. ... "Our system name change is not different than the many universities across the state and country that evolved from colleges to universities," the statement ...
A sociology professor offering a course titled "White Racism" this semester has received so many disturbing emails and voicemails that at least two campus police officers will be watching over the first meeting of his class on Tuesday. Assistant Professor Ted Thornhill says he sent police at Florida gulf ...
28 District Board of Trustees meeting in honor of his life-long commitment to higher education and to the community. Indian River State College President ... The varsity basketball team, under the direction of Coach Floyd, was a member of the Florida Junior College Athletic Association. When Lincoln Junior ...
After a year marked by campus confrontations between white nationalists and Anti-Fascist extremists, university administrators are preparing for a ... Some colleges and universities are expecting increases in security funding, as they train campus police in mob control; others are scheduling student dialogue ...
Florida is fortunate to have state leaders who are eager to build upon the successes of our high-performing college system. System-wide enhancements that impact all 28 Florida colleges must be a collaboration between our legislators and the higher education professionals to assure that good intentions ...
While diversifying the leadership of community colleges remains a daunting task, the Lakin Institute is providing future college presidents with a ... The question came from a history professor during his undergraduate years at Florida A&M University, where Berry started out as a broadcast journalism major.
As a UCF faculty member for nearly 25 years, I have witnessed UCF's growth into a major metropolitan research university of global impact. On behalf of my ... Again we say, "thank you" to President Hitt, as his impact and legacy on Florida's higher education will be felt for many years to come. Issa Batarseh ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Enrollment in Florida's 28 state colleges is expected to remain relatively flat this year, although several schools are reporting effects from Hurricane Irma. State analysts on Tuesday projected an enrollment of the equivalent of 320,691 full-time students in the 2017-18 academic year, ...
Washington, DC -More than 140 American higher education leaders of public and private universities and university systems, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges representing hundreds of thousands of students, faculty, and staff from institutions across the United States--including Rutgers ...
Hukill's bill would expand the state's 2+2 paths to graduation, making it easier for students who complete associate degrees in state colleges to go on to complete bachelor degrees in state universities. On that aspect, the Florida College System's Council of Presidents agreed -- but with respect to the rest of ...
Two of the Obama-era regulations of for-profit colleges and universities -- called "gainful employment" and "borrower defense" -- are being rewritten by Ms. DeVos's education Department. Under the ... Still, several college and university groups opposed the rules for being intrusive and burdensome.
Armstrong has spent more than 33 years working in the Florida College System, with about 10 years as president of Broward College. During ... College to focus on reading and scholarship, then take a year or two to work on postgraduate studies in international relations and higher education management.
She currently serves as the director for residential student experience and is a doctoral candidate at Florida State University. Her prior ... She earned her Bachelor of science in print journalism and history from Troy State University and a Master of Science in higher education from Florida State University.
Brogan also has extensive higher education experience. He was the president of Florida Atlantic University, and served as the chancellor of Florida's state higher education system from 2009 to 2013. His stint at the helm of Pennsylvania's higher education system lasted almost four years. He announced ...
Having served at Wiley College since 2000, Dr. Strickland is the institution's second longest serving President and CEO. He has served the higher education community for 45 years. Earlier this month at its annual conference, the Southern Association of Colleges and schools Commission on Colleges, the ...
A UF scholar in education policy looks at how the first comprehensive attempt since 2008 to reauthorize the Higher Education Act would change how student ... the role of federal policy in informing both campus operations and the ability for students to have access to, and ultimately succeed in, college.
The idea of a medical college in Moultrie was the brainchild of Jim Matney, Colquitt Regional Medical Center administrator. ... In a press release to The Moultrie Observer, it was stated that "PCOM is a non-profit institution of higher education that has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health ...
... Florida in 1998 and 2002. After five years in that role, he was named president of Florida Atlantic University--a position he held until 2009, when he was selected to serve as chancellor of Florida's public universities. A native of Ohio, Mr. Brogan was the first member of his family to attend college--earning ...
Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard--a seasoned college administrator who has spent most of his career working at historically Black colleges and universities, has ... Prior to Livingston, Felton was the director of development at Murray State University in Kentucky and co-founded the Higher education Leadership ...
International students who earn good grades in Cambridge AS or A Levels could earn up to a full year of course credit at U.S. colleges. ... At Florida State University, students who pass Cambridge examinations with a grade of E or higher may receive up to 45 hours of college credit, says Hege Ferguson, ...
Here's how Florida presidents stack up. The highest-earning private college president comes in at No. 18 on the overall list. Elsewhere, colleges dealing with leadership turnover sometimes paid several salaries at once. Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale): George L. Hanbury II, $1,686,385.


 

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