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Fraternity & Sorority Life say they’re closer than ever to getting housing

Regina Kaza

November 29, 2011


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After decades of talk, FAU may finally get Greek housing. According to a Greek official, however, “It won’t look like a traditional frat house you would see on TV.” Housing won’t consist of the huge mansions seen at schools like UF. They’ll be dorms, and some Greeks will only get a room. FAU...

New college, new dean

Michelle Ferrand

November 18, 2011


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On Monday, a press release announced that David J. Bjorkman would be the new dean of the College of Medicine, replacing former dean, Michael Friedland. Bjorkman will officially begin working at the new med school at the start of January. Bjorkman received his master’s in epidemiology from Harvard Univ...

Occupy FAU strikes on Occupy Wall Street International Day of Action

Occupy FAU strikes on Occupy Wall Street International Day of Action

Regina Kaza

November 18, 2011


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The last time Occupy FAU had a protest, the faculty union president, a punk rocker and over 70 students showed up. This time there were only six. On Nov. 17, those six students held signs on the Free Speech Lawn and talked about rising tuition, budget cuts, and what they called a lack of FAU faculty. The protest was pa...

FAU College Democrats and Voices of Planned Parenthood petition Florida anti-abortion bill

Regina Kaza

November 18, 2011


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A hundred students showed up at the Free Speech Lawn to oppose a bill that would restrict abortion rights. On Nov 16, FAU College Democrats (FAUCD) petitioned against state House Bill 277, which would make it harder to receive or perform abortions in Florida. Meanwhile, Voices of Planned Parenthood (a....

FAU adds sexual orientation protection

Brandon Ballenger

November 16, 2011


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It is now explicitly against FAU policy to harass or discriminate against gays and lesbians. At a Nov. 16 meeting on the Fort Lauderdale campus, the university’s board of trustees — the 13 top decision-makers — voted unanimously to approve an amendment to Regulation 5.010, “Anti-Discriminatio...

FAU Registration Servers Crash Again

Dylan Bouscher

November 16, 2011


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For the second night in a row, students were forced to wait hours past midnight to register for spring semester classes. The registration servers will be prone to crashes until spring, according to a top university official. When course registration opened up for seniors at midnight Tuesday Nov. 15, the surge ...

Occupy FAU organizer says he has no control over what happens at tomorrow’s protest

Occupy FAU organizer says he has no control over what happens at tomorrow’s protest

Chris Persaud

November 16, 2011


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Occupy FAU plans on protesting in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street on Thursday, but what they’ll do remains a mystery. On Thursday Nov. 17, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) plans on gathering at the New York Trading Floor, 16 subway stations and Foley Square. “Occupy Wall Street was raided in New York, they’re going t...

Lambda United says FAU anti-discrimination policy should include gender identity

Lambda United says FAU anti-discrimination policy should include gender identity

Mailyn Abreu

November 15, 2011


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A LGBTQA club wants more protection for boys who identify as girls, girls who identify as boys, boys who identify as boys, girls who identify as girls and those who identify as neither. Lambda United held their “I’m Here Too” Rally on Nov. 14 at Traditions Plaza, and - along with Student Government officials - argued both sexual orien...

FAU College Democrats and Voices of Planned Parenthood to petition anti-abortion legislation

Regina Kaza

November 12, 2011


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FAU College Democrats and Voices of Planned Parenthood (a.k.a. VOX) are teaming up to petition against state House Bill 277, which - if passed - will make having and performing abortions more difficult in Florida. Students can sign the petition on Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Free Speech Lawn. If...

Congressman Allen West speaks to FAU students and faculty

Congressman Allen West speaks to FAU students and faculty

Allison Nielsen

November 12, 2011


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Congressman Allen West (R-FL-22) brought conservative politics to the Barry Kaye Auditorium on Nov 10. West, whose district encompasses the Palm Beach and Broward coastlines, spoke to around 200 students and faculty about the economy, recently passed bills and the importance of maintaining conservative values in today’s society. After he was do...

Suspects in near-FAU shooting: the side you haven’t seen

Suspects in near-FAU shooting: the side you haven’t seen

Allison Nielsen

November 8, 2011


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A quarter pound of pot. $1,200 in fake money. An AK-47. One man shot in the face. Another in the back. A block away from FAU’s Boca campus. Three victims — none of them FAU students. Three arrests — two of them FAU students. The two students, 18-year-olds Jared Tuck and Anthony Proios, weren’t arrested until they walked into the police station to explain their s...

FAU’s rank in Trojan’s annual sexual health survey drops 35 places

FAU’s rank in Trojan’s annual sexual health survey drops 35 places

Regina Kaza

November 8, 2011


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FAU’s sexual health is the lowest it’s ever been, according to a yearly report, but it hasn’t gotten worse. The fifth annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card ranks universities’ sexual safety based on how much sexual health information and resources they offer. This year FAU dropped to 53...