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Off campus student housing might be ready this fall

Regina Kaza

February 6, 2012

Next year, students will be able to live in new, off-campus housing, but FAU thinks it isn’t necessary. The project, called University Park, is set to open in 2013, but it might be ready even earlier than that. The Boca City Council approved a $35 million student housing project on Jan. 24 and FAU opposed the proposal. The proposed location is at 135 NW 2...

FAU professor wins $3.5 million grant to reform education in Florida

Dylan Bouscher

February 6, 2012

Back in 2010, Florida won $700 million in President Obama’s Race to the Top program to reform public education.Then last December, an assistant professor in the College of Education got a $3.5 million grant to launch his program to improve the quality of school principals –– quick. Dr. Dani...

FAU Elections Board has new Chair

Dylan Bouscher

February 1, 2012

Kevin Varela was late to turn in his application, and the last person to be interviewed, but he is officially the new Elections Board Chair in Student Government. He now has less than a month to prepare the upcoming SG Elections. In his report to the Senate, Student Body President Ayden Maher mentioned that former Elections...

FAU health fee rises

Dylan Bouscher

January 30, 2012

Students are paying more toward their health fee this year, but over two thirds of them aren’t taking advantage of what they pay for. FAU’s health fee went up this school year from $8.97 to $9.42 per credit hour to continue paying for the department’s operating costs, according to director of...

Miami activist teaches FAU students how to argue for Palestinian rights

Regina Kaza

January 26, 2012

Pro-Palestinian activist Victor Agosto thinks it’s pointless to argue with “a hardcore Zionist,” but it’s important that you still do it anyway — especially if others are watching. Students for Justice in Palestine held a Palestine advocacy training session on Jan. 24 to teach a group of abo...

BREAKING: Stolen papers. Again.

Mariam Aldhahi

January 25, 2012

If you’re wondering why there are empty UP bins all over campus, here’s a little update.On Monday, bins were emptied out and papers were stolen — today, it happened again. The police are investigating and we’re working together to stop whoever’s responsible. We’re going to distribute p...

FAU Student Government has a new Executive Cabinet position

Regina Kaza

January 23, 2012

Student Government thinks you don’t know enough about them. So they hired someone to fix that. Junior communications major, Aneal Ramkissoon is the first SG Executive Marketing Director at FAU. On Nov. 18, 2011, the senate passed a bill to add this position to the SG Executive Cabinet, and a...

FAU hosts workshop for new faculty

Dylan Bouscher

January 23, 2012

It turns out you really can teach an old professor new tricks. At a New Faculty Workshop on Jan. 17, professors who were new to FAU, and some to teaching, listened to three speakers with strategies for capturing students’ imagination and keeping their attention. The speakers polled, quizzed and ...

FAU wants more sports events and concerts in the campus stadium

FAU wants more sports events and concerts in the campus stadium

Regina Kaza

January 17, 2012

After five home football games, and one event planned for spring (the Battle of Florida all-star game), FAU is not even close to reaching the limit of 15 events they can book per year for the new football stadium. But that’s not stopping them from asking for more. In 2009, FAU signed a Campus...

FAU Student Government petitions for optional meal plans

FAU Student Government petitions for optional meal plans

Dylan Bouscher

January 17, 2012

In 2006 FAU signed a 15-year contract with Chartwells that forced students to buy meal plans if they live on campus. Now, Student Government is asking residents to sign a petition that would make buying meal plans optional, and it could be a waste of time — but that’s not stopping them. Residents b...

Highest-paid professors of each Florida state university

Chris Persaud, Carolina Fernandez and Regina Kaza

January 15, 2012

One of them fixes kids’ broken hearts, one’s a millionaire skin doctor, and another teaches students about evil. What they have in common: they’re all college professors in Florida, and they all get bigger paychecks than the rest of their universities' faculty. They’ve gone through years of schooling to be the top paid at each ...

Communications school director announced: Noemi Marin

Gideon Grudo

December 19, 2011

Three months after the director of the School of Communications announced she’d step down, the interim dean has chosen her successor. The new director, now-associate professor Noemi Marin, has been with FAU since 1999 and has received various honors from the university. According to a press re...