higher education

Strayer University To Open In Brooklyn

Jun 25, 2021
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Jacksonville Daily Record

Strayer University is coming to Brooklyn.

The private university, which focuses on business, IT, health care and career-related degrees, signed a lease for 4,560 square feet of space at the former HobNob restaurant at 220 Riverside.

College Campus Indoctrination? Neptune Beach Rep. Byrd, Other GOP Lawmakers Seek Probe

Mar 13, 2019
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University of Florida via Twitter

A proposal that would require Florida public universities to survey faculty members and students about their personal viewpoints was approved Wednesday by a House panel, with Democrats concerned about what lawmakers would do with the results.

Florida College Students Can Now Use Bright Futures For Summer Term

May 4, 2018

For the first time in 17 years, top-performing students will be able to use their Bright Futures scholarships to attend summer classes at state universities and colleges.

Lawmakers Reach Agreement On Higher Ed Changes

May 1, 2017
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TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate negotiators reached agreement Saturday on the major portions of a higher-education budget that will dramatically expand student financial aid, boost university funding and bring significant policy changes for universities and state colleges.

Drones, marriage equality and Florida Blue are in the headlines today.

Is that sushi in your pants, or are you just happy to see me? We're putting fish in strange places in this week's ONLY IN FLORIDA.

The National Science Foundation has awarded three professors from Florida A&M University a $100,000 grant. They plan to use the money on an interdisciplinary research project at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

The project, called “EAGER: Magnetic Interrogation of Mesoscale Materials,” involves three studies, including research on clean energy production and efforts to decrease U.S. dependency on foreign imports. FAMU physics Professor Mogus Mochena co-wrote the project proposal and says the research will draw from a number of scientific fields.

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A First Coast native has just landed a prominent military post.

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The GI Bill, designed to help veterans live the American dream, is being gobbled up by for-profit colleges that spend lavishly on marketing but can leave veterans with worthless degrees.

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A new Florida report tracks differences in employment and earnings based on the degrees earned by Florida college and university graduates.

Science degrees pay. And generally, the higher the degree one earns the more they can expect to be paid — even within their field.

Those are two conclusions from a first-of-its-kind economic study of Florida’s college and university graduates. Lawmakers required the annual reports two years ago, part of a push to tie the state’s education system to job needs.

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There were a few things the nearly 350 high school students sitting in Edward Waters College's Milne Auditorium on Thursday had in common. They are all men of color, they all have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and they all have a desire to go to college.

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President Obama has taken executive action to address the rising cost of student loan debt.

Bill Funk, the consultant hired to head the search for Florida State University's next president, has resigned, according to FSU spokespeople. 

Ed Burr, chair of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, released this statement Monday afternoon:


Florida A&M University’s new president is still making the rounds getting to know Tallahassee. In a Tuesday address to the Economic Club of Florida Elmira Mangum says while most of the issues in higher education are universal, there are some unique quirks to Florida.

"[The] biggest surprise? It was the [Sunshine] Amendment. My first 48 hours...(laughter)" she said. "Everything else in higher education is Par.”

UNF's Spinnaker Denied Funding For Low Power FM Permit

May 30, 2014

A lower-powered FM radio station planned for the University of North Florida is in financial limbo after UNF’s student government denies its funding.


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.

State Sen. John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) says he’s looking forward to addressing the concerns of Florida State University faculty and students when he interviews for the school's top job.

Thrasher has risen to the top of a slim list of candidates in a presidential search process  many on the university’s search committee agree is unusual. The decision to interview Thrasher is controversial because of his political ties and how the search process has gone. The first thing Thrasher will have to address is why he never formally applied for the position.

Vice President Joe Biden was commencement speaker at one of the Miami Dade College graduation ceremonies this past Saturday.

The actor Sir Patrick Stewart is best known in the United States for his roles on stage and on screen. But you might be surprised to learn that the man who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard is chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, a 20,000-student university in England.

Edward Waters College

As of Wednesday, a new historical marker stands on the lawn in front of the library at the Edwards Waters College campus.

Students Spend Spring Break On The St. Johns River

Apr 22, 2014
Lindsey Kilbride

This past spring break, seven University of North Florida students went on a trip led by the Environmental Center to a Florida water destination, but it didn’t have the bikini and beer pong ambiance one might expect.

Negron: Committe Won't Vote On Immigrant Tuition Bill

Apr 18, 2014

TALLAHASSEE (The News Service of Florida) — An effort to grant in-state tuition to some undocumented immigrant students appeared all but dead Thursday, as Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, announced his committee would not hear the bill next week.

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Florida college students are in Tallahassee this week to advocate for several policies state legislators are considering this session.

Food trucks, David Frencl, and Nikolai Vitti are in the headlines today.

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Florida’s version of the GI Bill was approved by the Florida Senate today and is now headed to the governor for his signature.

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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.

Michaela Gugliotta

A unique course is being taught at the University of North Florida. It’s a class on ghostwriting; the act of writing as someone else.

Pension reform, University of Florida, and tourism are in the headlines today.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Historically black Edward Waters College on Jacksonville’s Northside has an additional $2 million to spend.

Patrick Donges / WJCT

Since taking the position in 2012, Jacksonville University President Tim Cost has been at the helm of some big changes at the 80-year-old institution.