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SmartWater CSI returning to the Boca Raton campus this fall

SmartWater CSI returning to the Boca Raton campus this fall

Yehudah Rodman, Contributing Writer
May 3, 2016
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Despite Florida Atlantic’s Boca Raton location being the first university in the nation to bring SmartWater — a water-based forensic liquid — to its campus in October of 2014, FAU Police have yet to use the technology to solve any crimes. And more than a year later, many students still don’t know about it.

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Animal rights group accuses FAU of the deaths of six sharks

Animal rights group accuses FAU of the deaths of six sharks

Nate Nkumbu, Contributing Writer
May 3, 2016
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Despite Florida Atlantic’s Boca Raton location being the first university in the nation to bring SmartWater — a water-based forensic liquid — to its campus in October of 2014, FAU Police have yet to use the technology to solve any crimes. And more than a year later, many students still don’t know about it.

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College of Business leads university in degrees awarded

College of Business leads university in degrees awarded

Ryan Lynch, Multimedia Editor
April 29, 2016
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Florida Atlantic’s College of Business awarded the most degrees in the university in the 2014-2015 academic year, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics.

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Student Government member forgoes duties, students say advisers stepped in to save elections

Student Government member forgoes duties, students say advisers stepped in to save elections

Gregory Cox, Managing Editor
April 27, 2016
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A miniature American flag hangs upside down on the corkboard of the elections office in the second floor of the Student Union, a traditional note of a state in distress. The flipped flag symbolizes the chaos the elections office faced over the past two months. “The elections are done so I guess I’ll just—” Elections Board Marketing Director Ryan Klimar said as he reached over to flip the flag right side up. “I flipped that two months ago.” In February, the Student Government elections for the next president, vice president and campus governors kicked off, but they didn’t go smoothly.

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University Village Apartments to undergo renovations in summer semester

University Village Apartments to undergo renovations in summer semester

Nate Nkumbu, Contributing Writer
April 27, 2016
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A miniature American flag hangs upside down on the corkboard of the elections office in the second floor of the Student Union, a traditional note of a state in distress. The flipped flag symbolizes the chaos the elections office faced over the past two months. “The elections are done so I guess I’ll just—” Elections Board Marketing Director Ryan Klimar said as he reached over to flip the flag right side up. “I flipped that two months ago.” In February, the Student Government elections for the next president, vice president and campus governors kicked off, but they didn’t go smoothly.

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James Tracy files lawsuit against Florida Atlantic University

James Tracy files lawsuit against Florida Atlantic University

Nate Nkumbu, Contributing Writer
April 26, 2016
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After being relieved of his duties in December of last year, James Tracy has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Florida Atlantic University and the faculty union. The former communication professor filed the lawsuit under the U.S. Federal Court located in West Palm Beach. The suit states that the FAU violated its own longstanding principle on academic freedom and Tracy’s First Amendment rights to free speech.

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President Kelly to speak at all six commencement ceremonies

President Kelly to speak at all six commencement ceremonies

Anita Pizzirani, Contributing Writer
April 25, 2016
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Spring commencement 2016 will kick off this year with different speakers sending graduating seniors off to fulfill their futures. The ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 5 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and Friday, May 6 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m, according to the Office of the Registrar. Dr. John Kelly will speak at all six commencement ceremonies. Student body president Kathryn Edmunds says president-elect Michael Cairo will also be speaking.

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Governor Rick Scott signs bill easing textbook purchases

Governor Rick Scott signs bill easing textbook purchases

Nate Nkumbu, Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
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Have you ever paid hundreds of dollars for textbooks at the beginning of a semester, depleting your bank account? With a simple signature, the governor of this state wants to help you prepare for such purchases ahead of time. On Thursday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed 20 new bills into law, all of which go into effect July 1. One bill in particular will concerns Florida Atlantic University, as well as the rest of the State University System: House Bill 7019. Also referred to as the Education Access and Affordability Bill, HB 7019 will make it easier for students to find the cost of their books and other materials prior to the beginning of the semester.

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Former Student Government vice president discusses free speech resolution

Former Student Government vice president discusses free speech resolution

Nate Nkumbu, Contributing Writer
April 22, 2016
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Two weeks ago, the Student Government Boca Raton House of Representatives passed a resolution that allows for the entire Boca Campus to become a free speech zone.

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Car catches fire in parking lot 7

Car catches fire in parking lot 7

Joe Pye, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2016
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Thursday April 21, 2016, around 2:30 p.m., three cars caught fire on the Boca Raton campus, just behind the Education Building on the north side of campus. Christopher Budden a sophomore pre-business was parked in his blue BMW 328 waiting for class when the car caught on fire. He escaped before the fire spread to two others parked next to it in Lot 7 in front of the Education Science building. “I smelled something, so I got out and popped the hood … I got back in turned the A.C. on and smoke came out of the vents,” Budden said. “That’s when fire started leaking out from the floor board.”

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Growing Fears: the Zika virus and its impact on campus

Growing Fears: the Zika virus and its impact on campus

Alexandra Van Erven, Staff Writer
April 20, 2016
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With a growing number of cases reported in the state, Florida Atlantic students are concerned for their safety at home and abroad thanks to a virus that’s been making global headlines for more than a year.

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FAU, are you informed?

FAU, are you informed?

Staff
April 19, 2016
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With a growing number of cases reported in the state, Florida Atlantic students are concerned for their safety at home and abroad thanks to a virus that’s been making global headlines for more than a year.

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