Algonquin is being torn down, but before FAU can start, they have to remove asbestos that will become hazardous. Photo by Alex Liscio

Asbestos being removed from Algonquin ahead of demolition

June 28, 2019

The asbestos isn't harmful as long as it's properly maintained.

Zachary Hanel caught a alligator on the Boca Raton campus near Glades Park Tower. Photo courtesy of Zachary Hanel.

Student catches alligator on Florida Atlantic Boca campus

April 7, 2016

Florida Atlantic’s Boca campus is like a zoo; there are ducks, iguanas, feral cats, burrowing owls and more. This week a student discovered another animal for the list — an alligator. “I was fishing in the pond outside [Glades Park Towers] when I hooked up with a bass, as I pulled him in the gator came up and ate my fish,” Zachary Hanel, a freshman studying mechanical engineering, said in a Facebook interview. “I wound up playing tug-o-war with it for 20 or so minutes before it became tired and I could get a close look.” According to Hanel, the alligator looked to be approximately 2 to 4 years old and between 4 and 4 1/2 feet long. He met the reptile in the pond across the street from Glades Park Towers.