FAU poised to lose $7 million in funding due to poor academic performance

FAU poised to lose $7 million in funding due to poor academic performance

Lulu Ramadan, Editor-in-Chief
June 24, 2014
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FAU falls far behind other Florida schools on academic performance, and that may cost them $7 million in state funding. On Thursday, June 19, the Board of Governors — the board that oversees all 12 state universities — approved a new budget plan that takes $100 million of money budgeted for Florida... Read more »

FAU to sell beer in the football stadium for 2014 season

FAU to sell beer  in the football stadium for 2014 season

Lulu Ramadan, Editor-in-Chief
June 23, 2014
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An accidental slip up on social media from Student Body President Michael Cepeda reveals that FAU will begin selling beer in the stadium for the 2014 football... Read more »

Former FAU student Gaetan Narcisse killed by drunk driver

Former FAU student Gaetan Narcisse killed by drunk driver

Emily Bloch , Associate Editor
June 21, 2014
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Correction: A previous version of this story stated that Gaetan Narcisse was a senior currently enrolled at FAU. According to FAU Media Relations, he has not enrolled in courses since Fall 2012. Only one semester short of graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, former... Read more »

FAU students still thirsty. Student body president’s Facebook claim ends up being not true — yet.

FAU students still thirsty. Student body president’s Facebook claim ends up being not true — yet.

Jillian Melero, Staff Writer
June 21, 2014
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Student Body President Michael Cepeda announced Wednesday, June 18 on his personal Facebook that FAU stadium will sell beer to general admission as well as premier section seat holders -- including the student section. ... Read more »

FAU off-campus housing complex, University Square, coming to 20th Street

FAU off-campus housing complex, University Square, coming to 20th Street

Wesley Wright, Sports Editor
June 5, 2014
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FAU is already having trouble convincing enough students to take advantage of its on-campus housing. The opening of an off-campus complex for students means that the task will become even more daunting in the near future. An apartment complex formerly known as Boca Sol has been fully revamped and... Read more »

FAU students launch online campaign to raise alumni donations with hashtag #OneWaveFAU

FAU students launch online campaign to raise alumni donations with hashtag #OneWaveFAU

Lulu Ramadan, Editor in Chief
June 4, 2014
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FAU has the lowest alumni donation rate in the state at 1 percent, but a group of about 20 students aim to change that — one tweet at a time. The ... Read more »

Vice President of Student Affairs Charles Brown resigns, says FAU president

Vice President of Student Affairs Charles Brown resigns, says FAU president

Lulu Ramadan, Editor in Chief
June 1, 2014
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FAU President John Kelly announced the resignation of Vice President of Student Affairs Charles Brown in an email on May 30. According to the email from Kelly, Brown resigned “to pursue other options,” but Brown was not available for comment. Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Corey... Read more »

FAU Basketball avoids postseason ban after release of latest academic progress rate scores, Men’s Tennis does not

FAU Basketball avoids postseason ban after release of latest academic progress rate scores, Men’s Tennis does not

Wesley Wright, Sports Editor
May 14, 2014
Filed under Basketball, News, Sports

Head basketball coach Michael Curry is in his first summer on the job -- come fall, he will begin his first season as a college coach with a team that was almost barred from postseason play. The NCAA released academic progress rate scores for each team at every school in the country today and FAU... Read more »

Alfred Morris to compete for second “Madden” cover

Alfred Morris to compete for second “Madden” cover

Rodolphe Ganthier, Contributor
May 12, 2014
Filed under Football, News, Sports

Former FAU running back Alfred Morris is in contention to be on the cover athlete of "Madden 15," which will be on sale this coming August. Morris, a sixth-round pick of the 2012 draft and the starting running back for the Washington Redskins, was featured on the cover of last year’s game, "Madden... Read more »

Randell Johnson becomes second Owl taken in 2014 NFL Draft, headed to the Buffalo Bills

Randell Johnson becomes second Owl taken in 2014 NFL Draft, headed to the Buffalo Bills

Wesley Wright, Sports Editor
May 10, 2014
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Randell Johnson played his college football in Boca Raton, just forty minutes from his native Miami. Now, he will travel almost 1,400 miles to his next destination — Buffalo. ... Read more »

Former FAU cornerback Keith Reaser drafted to San Francisco 49ers

Former FAU cornerback Keith Reaser drafted to San Francisco 49ers

Wesley Wright, Sports Editor
May 10, 2014
Filed under Football, News, Top Stories

As of today, Florida Atlantic football is represented on one of the premier teams in the National Football League. The San Francisco 49ers selected former FAU cornerback Keith Reaser as the 13th pick in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Reaser suffered a season-ending ACL tear in an Oct. 5 win... Read more »

FAU business partner pulls out of stadium deal

FAU business partner pulls out of stadium deal

Wesley Wright, Sports Editor
May 8, 2014
Filed under Football, News, Sports, Top Stories

The FAU Football stadium remains nameless heading into its third football season after a controversial move to name it after a private prison group resulted in national mockery. Now, the group charged with finding a new sponsor to name the stadium... Read more »