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A grand jury found former Florida State College at Jacksonville President Steve Wallace innocent of any criminal actions in an ongoing dispute between the college and Wallace regarding compensation.

Florida Division of Elections

A trial is underway right now in Florida that is a proxy for the fight over the balance of political power in the state.

FSCJ President Cynthia Bioteau

Florida State College at Jacksonville will have to pay the U.S. Department of Education $3.4 million for the millions it improperly awarded in student financial aid.

Governor Rick Scott, unemployment numbers, and sex crimes are in the headlines today.

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Just as one set of problems with FSCJ’s student financial aid office are resolved, additional instances of mismanagement have been uncovered.

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Evan Osnos, a 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winner for investigative reporting, will speak at Florida State College at Jacksonville next week on what he refers to as the “China-American paradox.”

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Cynthia Bioteau’s path to a top post in Jacksonville academia began about 50 years ago with a small town New England library.

FSCJ President Cynthia Bioteau

The new president of Florida State College at Jacksonville has taken the helm after months of turmoil, negative press, and a state investigation into the institution’s finances and governance.

Duval County Public Schools, Michael Dunn, and Rep. Trey Radel are in the headlines today.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Florida State College at Jacksonville welcomed its new president this week, and Thursday she welcomed questions from local reporters about her background and her goals for the future.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida State College at Jacksonville, and oranges are in the headlines today.

EverBank Field, One Spark, and cold weather are in the headlines today.

Top Chef fan favorite Grayson Schmitz is appearing tonight in downtown Jacksonville at the main branch of the Jacksonville Public Library to help launch the "My Favorite Cookbook" event to benefit Florida State College at Jacksonville's culinary program.

Teens Avoid Supervision With New Social Media Hangouts

Aug 20, 2013
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Teens are constantly looking for new social media platforms that their parents may not know about yet.

WJCT First Read : Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Aug 14, 2013

Welcome to WJCT First Read, your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida, and across the country. We'll also preview some of WJCT's upcoming news programming.

Jax City Council approves election center move: At their regular meeting last night, the Jacksonville City Council approved a ten-year lease for a building on Imeson Rd. to house the Duval County Supervisor of Elections training offices and warehouse with a 13-6 vote.

Kevin Meerschaert

The Florida State College at Jacksonville Board of Trustees has approved a reorganization plan of the school’s administration.

The size of the cabinet and the number of people who report directly to the President has been reduced.

Several positions are being eliminated.

Interim President Willis Holcombe says the changes will make the college more efficient and reduce expenses.


In a report issued Monday, Governor Rick Scott's inspector general Melinda Miguel recommended that salary parameters be established for Florida college presidents.

The report finds that the state's 28 college presidents' total compensations (including benefits and other forms of compensation) ranged anywhere from $143,000 to $630,000 for the 2012-2013 year.