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President John Kelly praises the school's diversity and FAU's police department. Photo by Max Jackson

President John Kelly re-appointed, receives a $350,000 bonus

March 28, 2019

Kelly’s contract now ends in 2020.

John Kelly, pictured second to left. Photo courtesy of FAU

President John Kelly might receive a $350,000 bonus, higher salary, contract extension

March 22, 2019

The Florida Board of Governors will vote on whether to extend Kelly’s contract and raise his salary next week.

FAU has currently gathered $12.9 million of the required $35 million for the project. Photo courtesy of Max Pixel

FAU to build $35 million Jupiter campus STEM research facility

November 20, 2018

The building will especially cater to the development of life science education and research.

FAU Board of Trustees Chairman Anthony Barbar and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee Thomas Workman. Photo by Michelle Friswell

Three new members for the Board of Trustees

May 20, 2016

A local surgeon, a CEO and Florida Atlantic's new student body president were added to the university’s Board of Trustees — a group of elected members that vote and carry out the college’s objectives — on May 17.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited the FAU Boca campus on Feb. 12, 2015. Idalis Streat | Contributing Photographer

Governor Rick Scott signs bill easing textbook purchases

April 25, 2016

Have you ever paid hundreds of dollars for textbooks at the beginning of a semester, depleting your bank account? With a simple signature, the governor of this state wants to help you prepare for such purchases ahead of time. On Thursday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed 20 new bills into law, all of which go into effect July 1. One bill in particular will concerns Florida Atlantic University, as well as the rest of the State University System: House Bill 7019. Also referred to as the Education Access and Affordability Bill, HB 7019 will make it easier for students to find the cost of their books and other materials prior to the beginning of the semester.

University President John Kelly and Owlsley watch the FAU men’s basketball team play
against Old Dominion  on Jan. 28. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

Florida board of governors’ metric test for top public university in state ends in tie between Florida Atlantic and Central Florida

March 17, 2016

Florida’s board of governors named Florida Atlantic the top public university in the state — based on performance data — on Wednesday, March 16.

Patrick Martin | News Editor

Schedule change brings more Wednesday, Friday classes

February 26, 2016

It’s been more than two decades since the course schedule has changed. This semester, about 14 days worth of classes have been packed into the Wednesday and Friday class rotation alone.

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Florida Board of Governors Appoints Dennis as Trustee

March 24, 2015

he Board of Trustees at Florida Atlantic University will be welcoming members back this year, and saying goodbye to others. The ...

President Kelly speaks to the most recent FAU graduating class in December 2014. Photo by Max Jackson

University slated for increased funding after academic improvement

March 22, 2015

Millions of dollars may be looming in FAU’s horizon. The university improved by 13 points on the Board of Governors’ performance-funding...

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FAU poised to lose $7 million in funding due to poor academic performance

June 24, 2014

FAU falls far behind other Florida schools on academic performance, and that may cost them $7 million in state funding. On...

FAU tuition and fees unchanged, first time in five years

Dylan Bouscher

June 24, 2013

This year, some Florida universities approved tuition increases, while others requested increasing existing fees, or creating and imposing entirely new fees on their students — FAU ended up doing none of the above. After the Florida State Legislature passed a three percent tuition increase earlier this year, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed it, the Sun Senti...