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House Looks To Hold Down Higher-Ed CostsFollowing the lead of Gov. Rick Scott, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill designed to help hold down costs for students at state colleges and universities.
Groups Divided On Campus Gun BillsGuns won't improve safety at schools where students already encounter a "toxic mix" of alcohol, drugs and the pressure of academics, opponents of a series of campus gun bills argued Monday.
New Structure Approved For FAMU-FSU College Following an agreement between Florida State University and Florida A&M University, the state Board of Governors on Thursday approved a new structure for the Tallahassee schools' joint College of Engineering and seemingly put to rest a months-long battle over the future of the program.
Super Tuesday, Florida Style
Campus Gun Bill Gets Approval In Senate CommitteePeople with concealed-firearms licenses could carry guns at state colleges and universities, under a proposal narrowly approved Monday by a Senate committee.
University System Takes Aim At Guns On CampusFlorida's university system wants state lawmakers to holster the idea of allowing guns on campus.
Scott Pitches $65 Million In Help For College StudentsGov. Rick Scott continued Thursday to roll out his budget proposal for the coming year, pitching a nearly $65 million plan to reduce the cost of college by repealing the sales tax on textbooks and extending Bright Futures scholarships to cover summer courses.
FSU, UF Get New Presidents, Thrasher To Resign Senate Two of Florida's top universities have new presidents tasked with improving each schools' national rankings.
Lawyers File Petition To Boost Bar Dues To Aid The Poor A coalition of attorneys, including former Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero, filed a petition Monday with the state’s top court seeking to hike fees on lawyers to help fund legal services for the poor.
Performance Could Alter University Funding Lawmakers will consider a plan this spring that would fund the state's 12 universities based in part on performance, a move that could see some universities lose money and others gain it.
Some Fla. College Grad. Rates Deemed UnacceptableWhile some schools have shown progress, the new chairman of the Florida Board of Governors said graduation rates at some Florida universities were unacceptable.
Board To Discuss Improvements At FAMUThe state’s Board of Governors will meet Wednesday and Thursday at Florida A&M University to discuss improvements being made on the campus.