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FAU’s College of Arts and Letters graduate teaching assistants among the lowest paid in Florida

FAU’s College of Arts and Letters graduate teaching assistants among the lowest paid in Florida

December 1, 2019

Arts & Letters graduate teaching assistants at FAU are paid the lowest stipend in the state, and they want their healthcare covered. But all they have from FAU is a promise, and a Fall 2020 deadline.

Resident assistants say they work more hours than they’re paid for

Resident assistants say they work more hours than they’re paid for

November 27, 2019

FAU’s resident assistants are some of the best-paid RAs compared to other Florida universities. But some RAs say their compensation — $13 per hour for 20 hours a week — doesn’t actually cover the total time they work.

Student-athletes say profiting from their name and image is ‘overdue’

Student-athletes say profiting from their name and image is ‘overdue’

November 22, 2019

One of the more debated topics in the world of collegiate athletics is if student-athletes should be able to profit off of their ...

Aminé and Ari Lennox headline OwlFest

Aminé and Ari Lennox headline OwlFest

October 18, 2019

Standing shoulder to shoulder, nearly a thousand voices belted out songs from Aminé, Ari Lennox, and Dreezy at Owlfest on Thursd...

‘They probably thought I was a criminal’: Baker Acted students say wearing handcuffs worsens their experience

‘They probably thought I was a criminal’: Baker Acted students say wearing handcuffs worsens their experience

October 15, 2019

Law enforcement agencies can involuntarily transport students to mental health treatment centers under a Florida law called the Baker Act. But when they use handcuffs to do so, which experts say is relatively standard, students say it makes their situation even worse.

‘The job wasn’t worth it’: the stressful world of resident assistants

‘The job wasn’t worth it’: the stressful world of resident assistants

October 11, 2019

While being a resident assistant (RA) at FAU means you get an hourly pay on top half-priced housing, their workday never ends — and the stress has a powerful impact on their mental health.

FAU punter calls out mental health stigma for student athletes

FAU punter calls out mental health stigma for student athletes

October 4, 2019

FAU Athletics announced they're launching different mental health initiatives after Sebastian Riella, a football player, started raising awareness on Twitter.

Two programs at FAU to help students who experienced homelessness succeed at college

Two programs at FAU to help students who experienced homelessness succeed at college

September 30, 2019

Kimberly Dunn entered foster care when she was nine, but was only there for a short time. Today, she is the Executive Director o...

The NCAA lacks a policy disqualifying sexually violent players

The NCAA lacks a policy disqualifying sexually violent players

September 1, 2019

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) doesn’t have a policy prohibiting athletes who commit sexual violence from playing. Experts and activists say the problem lies in the NCAA’s lack of clear cut rules regarding sexual misconduct.

University Press sexual assault resource guide

University Press sexual assault resource guide

August 30, 2019

This interactive feature allows you to view all your medical, emotional, and reporting resources all in one place.

Obituary: Former library dean dies at 72

Obituary: Former library dean dies at 72

August 25, 2019

William “Bill” Miller won the ‘Oscar for reference librarians’ and introduced the library’s first computers and special collections. He served as library dean for 27 years.

FAU student and MSD alum Sydney Aiello remembered for her selflessness

FAU student and MSD alum Sydney Aiello remembered for her selflessness

June 17, 2019

Despite struggling with depression and her best friend’s death, Aiello constantly went out of her way to take care of her friends.