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Three people shot a block away from the University Village Apartments

Three people shot a block away from the University Village Apartments

Allison Nielsen

October 31, 2011


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Three people were shot a block away from FAU on Sunday, Oct. 30.  The Sun-Sentintel reported that the incident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. near the 1900 block of 4th street, which is within walking distance from the University Village Apartments. Boca Raton Police Department Spokeswoman Sandra ...

How close the dorms were to the off-campus shooting

How close the dorms were to the off-campus shooting

Tyler Krome

October 31, 2011


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  Last night, three people were shot close to FAU. How close to the dorms was the shooting? Indian River Towers, Heritage Park Towers, Algonquin, and Glades Park Towers were between a half mile and 3/4 mile away from the site of the shooting Innovation Village Apartments was just over a half mi...

Occupy FAU says they’ll list demands

Regina Kaza

October 28, 2011


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More chants, more signs, but this time it’s not a protest. Occupy FAU will host a teach-in on Nov. 2 at the free speech lawn. It’s the next step in promoting their movement, according to senior economics major Gonzalo Vizcardo, an Occupy FAU organizer. There will be free food and information a...

Campus Dems and GOP to hold debate

Allison Nielsen

October 28, 2011


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FAU’s College Democrats and Republicans will duke it out in a debate about the economy on Nov. 2 in the Live Oak Pavillion. College Democrats President Boris Bastidas told the UP that the debate will center around the economy and other current events, like the Occupy Wall Street protests and unemp...

Students tell Student Government what they want at 4th Student Government Focus Group

Chris Persaud

October 26, 2011


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Student Government held its fourth focus group of 2011, when they took suggestions and complaints on how to make FAU better. Between 20 and 30 non-SG students showed up to the Oct. 25 meeting at the House Chambers. Boca campus House Representative Thais Arsolino answered nearly all questions. The U...

FAU claims it’ll make $2 million payment on Jupiter building

Chris Persaud

October 26, 2011


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In July, it seemed uncertain whether or not the university would make a $2 million payment to Palm Beach County on time. Now, according to FAU’s top financial officer, it’ll definitely happen. In 2005, Palm Beach County spent $13 million to construct a lab building on FAU’s Jupiter campus. I...

Occupy FAU keeps growing without club support or clear demands

Occupy FAU keeps growing without club support or clear demands

Regina Kaza

October 24, 2011


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Less than 20 students left their classrooms for the Free Speech Lawn on Oct. 5 to protest high tuition and faculty layoffs. On Oct. 13, over 50 student protesters marched down the Breezeway and almost got in trouble with FAU police for allegedly chanting too loud. They didn’t clash with the...

FAU works to make its community of brothers and sisters look more professional

FAU works to make its community of brothers and sisters look more professional

Regina Kaza

October 24, 2011


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How many Greeks are in the Office of Greek Life? None. Actually, there hasn’t been an Office of Greek Life since summer 2010. The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life changed its name to be “more inclusive” and so students from Greece don’t come looking for information, according to office coordinator Ryan O’Rourke. ...

Country artist James Otto finally confirmed for Homecoming concert

Carolina Fernandez

October 24, 2011


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FAU said he was coming; his publicist said he wasn’t. Finally, a consensus. Earlier this morning, James Otto’s publicist sent a follow-up email saying that the Grammy-nominated artist will be coming to FAU for the Homecoming concert. “My apologies – it was a fluke on our calendar,” she ...

Greeks walk to raise breast cancer awareness

Greeks walk to raise breast cancer awareness

Regina Kaza

October 23, 2011


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FAU’s Pi Kappa Alpha pulled an all-nighter blowing up thousands of pink balloons. The fight against breast cancer kept them going. On Oct. 22, FAU sororities and fraternities walked three miles in Mizner Park as part of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, which claims to have raised over $400 mill...

Country singer James Otto’s publicist says he’s not scheduled to play FAU

Country singer James Otto’s publicist says he’s not scheduled to play FAU

Michelle Ferrand

October 21, 2011


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According to the Homecoming website, James Otto is scheduled to play at FAU as one of the events. However, the Grammy-nominated country singer’s publicist wrote in an email to the UP  that she had double-checked his schedule and “it doesn’t look like he’s confirmed to play at [FAU].” As of press...

FAU Board of Trustees plans anti-discrimination policy changes

FAU Board of Trustees plans anti-discrimination policy changes

Brandon Ballenger

October 20, 2011


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On Oct. 19, the university’s top decision-makers took one step closer to offering students clear protection from sexual orientation-based discrimination. It’s the same protection faculty already have, according to a university lawyer. It currently doesn’t cover students, which is something Student Government leaders have trie...