Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D., is a professor in FAU's Department of Biological Sciences and has been teaching at the university since 2003. Photo by Violet Castano

FAU science professor receives over $100,000 for shark research in Israel

November 14, 2018

In a partnership with the University of Haifa, Stephen Kajiura and one of his graduate students will help track and study the Mediterranean’s recent shark activity.

Over 50 cheerleaders and dancers share this pop-up tent, which works as a make-shift locker room. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez.

Cheer and dance facilities removed due to football construction

November 13, 2018

FAU’s spirit athletes lost their locker rooms to the new Schmidt Family Complex for sports — and it’s unclear if they’re getting them back.

ID Agent, an organization that monitors the dark web, found almost 14 million leaked email addresses and passwords of students, faculty, and staff from 300 universities. Illustration by Dan Bartholomew

FAU keeps your information safe — but you don’t

November 7, 2018

FAU has never had a data breach. Instead, most FAU students lose their information through online scams and other types of hacking.

Make sense of the 12 amendments on the ballot before Election Day. Photo courtesy of Flickr

The University Press’ guide to the 2018 amendment ballot

November 5, 2018

Voters can decide on 12 amendments this year on Nov. 6.

While the average age of an FAU student is 24, the student body is made up of both high school students and those over 30. Illustration by Joey Sena

A look at the diverse age range of FAU’s student body

October 18, 2018

The university's population consists of students as young as 14 and as old as as 80.

From the Hijab-A-Thon to voting registration efforts, on-campus organizations give people the chance to embrace and share their affiliations while still coexisting with others. 
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FAU student organizations celebrate religious and political ideologies

October 17, 2018

The clubs are open to all students, even if they don't share the same beliefs.

FAU ranks ahead of Florida’s 11 other public universities as the most diverse school in the state. Image courtesy of Flickr

FAU is the most diverse university in Florida

October 16, 2018

The university boasts its ethnic diversity as one of its main pull factors — and it has the statistics to back it up.

Lambda United President Alex Bruens (left) and Lambda Alpha Lambda president Gabby Miernik (right) said that while they both view FAU as being LGBT-friendly, the university could take extra steps to insure it's inclusive of the entire LGBT community. Photo by Violet Castano

Out and proud: a look at LGBT services on campus

October 15, 2018

Various university programs and student organizations show FAU’s support of the LGBT community — but despite this, the university still has room for improvement.

Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

High school sophomore takes political action into her own hands

October 14, 2018

At 14 years old, Elizabeth Buckley is part of an activist fellowship at FAU, works as a political intern, and was nationally recognized in D.C. for her involvement in a nonprofit organization.

Student Accessibility Services offers accomodations for five categories of impairments: learning, hearing, physical, visual, and/or other.  Illustration by Joey Sena

Students with physical, mental conditions share their experiences on campus

October 12, 2018

Over 1,100 students are registered with Student Accessibility Services so they can receive equal opportunities on campus.

The majority of FAU students come from middle and lower income families, but a third of the student body is upper class. Illustration by Joey Sena

FAU student population is mostly middle, lower income

October 11, 2018

This story is a part of our print issue on diversity, which looks at differences in beliefs, race, gender/sexuality, age, disabilities, and social class among FAU students and faculty.

FAU's Uber program set aside $40,000 to fund the student discounts, and will end when the money runs out. Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Comparing FAU’s Uber program to other state universities’ initiatives

October 8, 2018

The partnership comes with a student discount that can be used at any time of day to any location, unlike the programs of other Florida public universities.