“Florida G.I. Bill” revised to ease costs of education for veterans

“Florida G.I. Bill” revised to ease costs of education for veterans

Benjamin Paley, Contributing Writter
May 28, 2015
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A revision to a Florida bill that took effect May 21, 2015  helps out-of-state veterans afford a college education by automatically qualifying them for in-state tuition rates. To aid with making sure military veterans are able to receive an education, Florida Governor Rick Scott passed the Florida... Read more »

UPDATE: Campus Carry bill did not pass through Florida House of Representatives

UPDATE: Campus Carry bill did not pass through Florida House of Representatives

Gregory Cox, Contributing Writer
May 23, 2015
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Update 5/23: The bill that made its way through the Florida house of representatives, to allow concealed weapons on campus, has died. It was passed through the higher education and workforce subcommittee, the judiciary committee,... Read more »

FAU student petitions to name preserve after late faculty member

FAU student petitions to name preserve after late faculty member

Ha’ani Sumerix, Contributing Writer
May 23, 2015
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After ethno-botanist and former FAU faculty member Dan Austin suffered a fatal heart attack on Jan. 20 in Tucson, Arizona, a petition has formed to have the 90-acre preserve named in remembrance of Austin. Alana Edwards, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of geosciences and the current coordinator... Read more »

Legislature, software to prevent accidents from texting and driving are introduced

Legislature, software to prevent accidents from texting and driving are introduced

Benjamin Paley, Contributing Writer
May 19, 2015
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tate Senator Maria Sachs, a Democrat of Delray Beach, proposed changes to Florida Statute 316.305 that... Read more »

Mother of slain FAU student files lawsuit against city

Mother of slain FAU student files lawsuit against city

Gregory Cox, Staff Writer
May 14, 2015
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he mother of a former Florida Atlantic student who was killed by Boca Raton Police Department has filed a lawsuit against the city in federal court, claiming that the BCPD did not prepare its officers to deal with people who suffer from psychotic instabilities. Adam... Read more »

“Tight budgets” means less jobs for student media outlets

“Tight budgets” means less jobs for student media outlets

Gregory Cox, Staff Writer
May 11, 2015
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or the rest of the fiscal year, FAU media outlets have been told by their advisors to limit paid staff to two or three personnel, but student affairs administrators don’t seem to know about these limitations. Vice... Read more »

FAU Student Alleges Gang Rape at Step Show After Party

FAU Student Alleges Gang Rape at Step Show After Party

Emily Bloch, Managing Editor
May 8, 2015
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ast month, at a party following FAU’s annual Step Show, a female FAU student told Boca Raton Police “she was pulled... Read more »

New laser technology for cancer treatment

New laser technology for cancer treatment

Ha’ani Sumerix, Contributing Writer
May 7, 2015
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FAU to offer leadership minor

FAU to offer leadership minor

Gregory Cox, Staff Writer
May 2, 2015
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minor in leadership is soon to be offered at Florida Atlantic University in the foreseeable future. The university faculty senate met on April 24 and supported the new minor, headed by the director of the Leadership Education and Development department,... Read more »

Old Owl New Nest: Larry Faerman to be Director of Housing

Old Owl New Nest: Larry Faerman to be Director of Housing

Bibi Patel, Contributing Writer
April 29, 2015
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Larry Faerman participates in “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes”... Read more »

Student Government wants to put Greek housing on lot five

Student Government wants to put Greek housing on lot five

Gregory Cox, Contributing Writer
April 27, 2015
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Credit surcharge seems to have minimal effect on graduation rates

Credit surcharge seems to have minimal effect on graduation rates

Ha’ani Sumerix, Contributing Writer
April 25, 2015
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ix years after Florida statute 1009.286, known as the excess surcharge statute, was implemented into Florida Atlantic University’s education system, graduation rates are still below average. The statute was implemented by the Florida legislature... Read more »