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North Florida Congressman Al Lawson, D-FL5, announced Thursday that colleges and universities in Jacksonville are getting an additional $73.4 million in federal emergency relief funding as part of the $900 billion stimulus package Congress passed last month. 

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Fall enrollment numbers at Jacksonville-area colleges and universities are surprisingly high given the economic toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken, and some schools are even reporting record numbers.

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Jacksonville’s historically black Edward Waters College will host an event on Thursday to discuss the deaths of African Americans in police custody and efforts to address racial inequality.

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Thanks to millions of dollars in federal aid and the potential for record enrollment this fall, Edward Waters College looks as if it will make it through the coronavirus pandemic relatively unscathed.

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Florida State College at Jacksonville and Edward Waters College are both expecting to receive more federal CARES Act funding, on top of the millions of dollars they’ve already been given in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jacksonville’s Historically Black College, Edward Waters College, announced Friday that it will be taking several steps to help its students who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Following direction from the state, Florida’s colleges and universities are taking steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Edward Waters College Establishing New Honors College

Feb 19, 2019
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Edward Waters College is establishing a new Honors College that will help recruit and retain highly qualified students.

2018 Jacksons' Music Scholarship Fund recipients flanked by city and school officials.
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Four Jacksonville area college freshmen are benefiting from a donation given to the city by the King of Pop, 34 years ago.

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Florida State College at Jacksonville will be hosting an open information session and waiving application fees for students affected by the sudden closing of Virginia College.

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Monday First Coast Connect we spoke with new Edward Waters College President Zachary Faison. He is the youngest president of a historically black college in the country (01:06).

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with outgoing We Care Jacksonville Executive Director Dr. Sue Nussbaum along with her successor Susan King, the former Executive Director at Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry. They discussed the Affordable Care Act and the need to provide healthcare for Jacksonville’s poor and homeless (01:13).  

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Over 75 vendors will be at Edward Waters College Saturday morning for the 10th Annual Back to School Giveway.

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A lack of employment opportunity, an excess of generational poverty and lack of access to financial institutions  — and the fiscal literacy they provide — makes it difficult for many families to see their way out of hardship.

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Edward Waters College is participating in a national pledge to provide debt-free schooling to 100 students.

The school announced Tuesday it is offering what’s called the College Promise, with the help of $356,000 in state funding.

But that appropriation will cover just one year of the program.

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Edwards Waters College announced Wednesday that Dr. A. Zachary Faison Jr. has been selected as the 30th President and CEO of Jacksonville’s historically black college.

Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union columnist Mark Woods, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and WJCT contributor Fred Matthews (01:06).

Ahead of this weekend’s Phoenix Rising Festival we spoke with Phoenix Arts District founder Christy Frazier and event coordinator Ari Gaskin (46:00).     

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Candidates for the top job at Jacksonville’s only historically black college will meet with students and faculty Wednesday.

Edward Waters College has named the two finalists to replace outgoing President Nat Glover.

Friday on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable featured Mark Woods from The Florida Times-Union, Charles Griggs from the Jacksonville Free Press and WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride (01:53).

We heard about an event this weekend at the Jacksonville Landing to help Puerto Rico victims of Hurricane Maria and also spoke with author Steve Werlin, who wrote “To Fool the Rain: Haiti’s Poor and Their Pathway to a Better Life.”

Jacksonville Historical Society president Alan Bliss and Jacksonville attorney Michael Fisher with the Haitian advocacy group Fonkoze spoke about Haitian relief (28:31).              

Jacksonville AARP Field Coordinator Justine Conley talked about an upcoming race in downtown Jacksonville in conjunction with the YMCA (39:40).

Ahead of his appearance this weekend at the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show we spoke with “This Old House” host Kevin O’Connor (43:56).

      

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The President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville will be stepping down.

Thursday Dr. Nat Glover announced he will retire as president after securing an $8.5 million investment in the college in Jacksonville's 2017 - 2018 budget, which was approved by City Council Tuesday night.

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A Jacksonville City Council member is pushing back against one of Mayor Lenny Curry’s budget priorities, saying he may even vote against the entire budget.

Councilman Danny Becton is taking issue with spending $8.4 million on Jacksonville's historically black college, Edward Waters.


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Four Jacksonville projects aimed at making residents healthier are getting a collective $444,000 boost from the Humana Foundation.


  Today on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable included Dan Scanlan from the Florida Times-Union, Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and David Cawton (01:10), reporter for the Jacksonville Financial News and Daily Record. Duval Audubon Society Education Director Brett Moyer (38:48) told us about the large flock of purple martins that have been roosting in downtown Jacksonville the past several weeks, and artist Gabriel Dawe (45:19) discussed his new exhibit on display in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s atrium.  


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Students at Raines and Ribault high schools on Jacksonville’s Northside will be able to take college-level criminal justice classes in the fall taught by professors from Edward Waters College.

Jacksonville Residents Learn Healthy Eating On A Budget

Nov 30, 2016
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Residents of Jacksonville’s New Town neighborhood and Urban Core were invited to Edward Waters College Wednesday to learn about eating healthy on a budget.

The event was part of the 4-H “Food Smart Families” program that teaches low-income families about budgeting for their health.


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JACKSONVILLE — Former NBA star Grant Hill was at Edward Waters College on Monday to campaign for Hillary Clinton and encourage students to register to vote.

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The Duval County School Board approved leasing a building to Edward Waters College, with an option for the college to purchase the property.

The former James Weldon Johnson Academic and Career Training Center approved Edward Waters taking over the vacant building for classroom space at Tuesday’s meeting.

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Former Jacksonville Sheriff Nat Glover said he has no problem with Jacksonville Sheriff's Office’s plan to do away with a college-degree requirement for new officers.

But Glover doesn’t believe easing the qualifications will equal a more diverse force, as current Sheriff Mike Williams has said.


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An Edward Waters College fraternity is bringing drinking water to Flint, Michigan, next week.

The Chi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity began collecting bottles and jugs of water after learning about the contaminated water crises in Flint.

EWC Senior Jeffrey Sanders says it’s rewarding to be able to give back.

"I came up with the idea just to help. There is no motive behind it. It was just like, ‘Let’s do something to help. There's no reason why people in America should live without clean water,’” he says. 

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At Halloween, most young people’s thoughts turn to candy, not cauliflower. But the Teacher Education Department at Edward Waters College wants to change that.

On Thursday, the faculty offered its teachers-in-training healthy alternatives to the junk food they grew up eating.

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