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FAU’s College of Medicine receives $750k in grant money

FAU’s College of Medicine receives $750k in grant money

Michelle Ferrand

November 8, 2011


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Sixty-four men and women are in the FAU College of Medicine’s inaugural class — and now they’re receiving $750,000 worth of opportunities. On Nov. 1, The Quantum Foundation of West Palm Beach gave FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine the grant money to fund their graduate me...

FAU students arrested in 4th Avenue shooting released from jail

FAU students arrested in 4th Avenue shooting released from jail

Allison Nielsen

November 3, 2011


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Freshmen Anthony Proios and Jared Tuck, who were arrested for their alleged involvement in the 4th Avenue shooting, have been released from the Palm Beach County Jail after posting bond. Proios was released on Nov. 1 at 5:48 pm, 14 hours after his arrest that morning. Jared Tuck was released Nov. 3 ...

Occupy FAU wants more money for students and faculty

Chris Persaud

November 3, 2011


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There wasn’t as much noise at this Occupy event as there was at the Oct. 13 march, but Occupy FAU drew over 70 students and faculty to its teach-in – plus, it clarified what it wanted. The Wednesday event was meant to let people know what the group is all about, according to organizer Gonzalo Vi...

What happened in the 4th Avenue shooting

What happened in the 4th Avenue shooting

Chris Persaud

November 2, 2011


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On Nov. 1, Thomas Fenech, of Boca Raton, was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted second-degree murder with a firearm and shooting into an occupied vehicle  in a shooting that happened a block from FAU two days earlier. Two FAU students — Jared Tuck and Anthony Proios — were charged ...

FAU students held on $70,000 bond each

FAU students held on $70,000 bond each

Allison Nielsen

November 2, 2011


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Two FAU students are each being held on a $70,000 bond as a result of their connection to the October 30 shootings in the Oakwood Apartments in Boca Raton.Jared Tuck and Anthony Proios are charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact. The alleged shooter, Thomas Fenech, is charged...

What it means to be Homecoming’s next king and queen

What it means to be Homecoming’s next king and queen

Carolina Fernandez

November 1, 2011


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The Homecoming Court goes beyond the glossy sashes, outpouring of tears, and school popularity contests seen on TV. At FAU, the king and queen must meet certain academic standards, have leadership experience and be generally involved to receive the school-wide recognition and $500 reward. For starters,...

Three arrested for Oct. 30 shooting, two of them FAU students

Three arrested for Oct. 30 shooting, two of them FAU students

Chris Persaud

November 1, 2011


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FAU students Jared Tuck and Anthony Proios were arrested for the Sunday night shooting near Oakwood Apartments. They were arrested as accomplices to the alleged shooter, Thomas Fenech. An FAU spokesperson confirmed that Proios and Tuck are FAU students, but not Fenech. According to the Boca Raton Police Depar...

4th Avenue shooting: witness report

4th Avenue shooting: witness report

Carolina Fernandez

October 31, 2011


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He heard gun shots 50 feet away and only one thing came to mind. “‘Oh shit’,” the sophomore communications major recalled thinking. “My immediate thought was ‘Don’t get hit’.” The witness — who asked to remain anonymous — was at the Bicycle Club apartments waiting for a ride ba...

Names of 4th Ave. shooting victims released

Chris Persaud

October 31, 2011


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The three men who were shot yesterday are John Addison, Tyler Doyle and Andrew Hernandez according to the Sun-Sentinel. All three are 18, and none are FAU students, according to Boca Raton Police Department spokeswoman Sandra Boonenberg. The Sentinel reported that one victim was released from Delray Medical Center, while two others remain in “life-threatening condition.” Investigators believe the shooting was the resul...

Three men shot, not many affected

Carolina Fernandez

October 31, 2011


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Kerstin Sheets is a junior and social work major at FAU who was rushing out of her apartment in Casa Del Rio this morning to get to a meeting. Last night, three people were shot near her apartment complex and ended up in ICU – a block away from campus.“I just heard a thump on my balcony and thou...

FAUPD say precautions not necessary in midst of 4th Ave. shooting

Regina Kaza

October 31, 2011


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FAU police won’t get involved in last night’s shooting investigation, which happened within a five-minute walk from campus, near the Casa Del Rio apartment complex. As of now, the Boca Raton Police Department is taking all the leads on the investigation according to the university’s Press Secre...

Fourth Avenue shooting was FAU’s fourth

Chris Persaud and Allison Nielsen

October 31, 2011


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UPDATE (11/3 1:45 p.m.) The earliest known shooting at FAU was in 1986, not 2006, as previously reported. Yesterday wasn’t the first time someone pulled a trigger on, or near, the Boca campus. Prior to the Oct. 30 4th Ave shooting, which was a block from FAU, the university had three others: One in...