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While the Florida Board of Governors approved FAU's reopening plan, there is still no timetable as to when operations will resume on campus. Photo by Alex Liscio.

Florida Board of Governors approve FAU’s reopening plan for the fall semester

June 23, 2020

The FAU Board of Trustees discussed the 25-page plan on June 12.

The final day of classes for the 2021 spring semester are now scheduled to take place on April 19. Photo by Alex Liscio.

FAU Board of Trustees approve 25-page plan for reopening

June 13, 2020

This plan will be shown to the Florida Board of Governors in Orlando on June 23.

IVA-North. Students who moved off campus due to coronavirus will receive partial refunds. Photo by Alex Liscio

Board of Trustees votes to refund students’ housing, meal plans

March 31, 2020

The refunds will cost up to $8.5 million and will be issued directly back to students’ accounts on April 17.

Board of Trustees approves new doctorate degree, welcomes two new members

Board of Trustees approves new doctorate degree, welcomes two new members

February 17, 2020

FAU will offer a Ph.D. degree in transportation and environmental engineering starting Fall 2020.

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 Boca Raton campus Administration Building. Tim Murphy | Contributing Photographer

FAU Lifelong Learning Society receives $4 million donation

July 4, 2017

Bernard Osher, a businessman and philanthropist from California, recently made a $4 million donation to FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society.

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.

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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.

Board of Trustees members wear FAU football jerseys to celebrate the team’s last two wins against Tulane and Southern Miss. Photo by Sarah Suwak.

The who’s who of FAU

August 17, 2015

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 13 members All decisions that ultimately affect the school are put through the Board of Trustees. They’re responsi...

President John Kelly at his first state of the university address in the Barry Kaye Auditorium at FAU on Sept. 11, 2014. Photo by Max Jackson

FAU’s 2015-16 Operating Budget is approved

June 29, 2015

Correction: In a previous version of this story, it was reported that the Student Government budget was comprised solely of fun...