State University System Officials Urge Students, Employees To Wear Masks, Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19Saying it is “clear the pandemic is not over,” top university system officials are asking students and employees to wear masks on campus and get booster shots to protect against COVID-19 as the spring semester prepares to start.
Reopening Florida: University System Leaders Approve Blueprint For ReopeningThe Florida university system’s governing board on Thursday approved a broad blueprint for how to reopen campuses in the fall, which will help schools as they work to finalize their individual plans over the next two weeks.
All State Universities In Florida Moving Classes Online Over Coronavirus ConcernsThe Florida Board of Governors for the State University System is directing all universities to move classes on-line for a two-week period due to the coronavirus pandemic.
University Of Florida, Florida State Close To Moving All Classes Online Due To Coronavirus ConcernsThe University of Florida is close to moving all of their classes on-line due to coronavirus concerns.
Florida Universities, Colleges Closing Because Of Hurricane DorianPreparing for Hurricane Dorian, several Florida state universities and colleges will be closed in the coming days, according to information posted on the Florida Department of Education website.
Bethune-Cookman University Announces Layoffs, Pay CutsDrastic changes are underway at Florida’s Bethune-Cookman University due to crippling debts and a looming deadline to shore up finances.
UCF Offering Additional $40 Million In Scholarships, AidThe University of Central Florida says it will offer an additional $40 million in scholarships and financial aid to students.
More Oversight Planned After Improper University SpendingThe funds have come under extra scrutiny after a state audit determined in August that UCF had improperly used $38 million in state funding to construct a campus building.
Podcast Hosts Discuss Recent Controversies Surrounding Hazing, Greek Life On CampusThis week's standout podcasts include an episode of the Security Brief that examines the issue of college hazing and an installment of the Wavemaker Conversations that takes a lot hazing within the Greek system.
Secret Meetings Bill Headed To Gov. ScottSecret meetings could take place among state university foundations under a bill that's headed to Gov. Rick Scott.
University Performance Funding Moves Forward The House on Wednesday rolled out its version of a highly anticipated performance-funding bill for state universities, a measure that carves out the University of Florida and Florida State University from a formula proposed by the university system's Board of Governors.
Civic Groups, Educators Push For In-state TuitionThe issue of in-state tuition for all students in Florida, even those in the country illegally will be up for debate Saturday.
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.
Highlights Of The 2013 Florida BudgetAs the Florida Legislature's 2013 regular session was winding down Friday, both house finally passed the state's $74.5 billion budget. The massive budget was sent to Florida Governor Rick Scott for his signature.