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Illustration by Israel Fontoura

FAU has 26 positive COVID-19 cases. But why don’t you know that?

April 10, 2020

he last update FAU students received about a positive case was almost a month ago — but UF and USF students get an update whenever there’s a new case.

Illustration by Michelle Rodriguez.

The UP wants to hear your coronavirus stories

April 2, 2020

Lost a job? Sad about graduation? Had a terrible class on Zoom? However you’ve been impacted by coronavirus, we want to hear about it.

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.

FAU's graduation has been canceled due to coronavirus, and the first positive case has been reported at FAU. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez.

First FAU student tests positive for coronavirus, graduation canceled

March 17, 2020

On Tuesday, FAU and the Florida Board of Governors announced that FAU has its first case of coronavirus, classes will remain online for the rest of the semester and graduation has been canceled.

Cellular neuroscience major Breanna Jomsky. Jomsky recovered from an eating disorder around four years ago. Photo by Kristen Grau

‘Out of control:’ students share their struggles with eating disorders

March 1, 2020

As Eating Disorder Awareness Week comes to a close, here are two students’ stories with anorexia and binge eating disorder.

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.

Charlie Kirk speaking with attendees at the 2018 Young Women's Leadership Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Turning Point USA founder to speak at FAU today

February 6, 2020

Charlie Kirk, the founder of the national conservative organization Turning Point USA, will be on the Boca campus to speak to a macroeconomics class and attend a private lunch Thursday.

Rose de la Espriella, the graduate teaching assistant who died by suicide last year. Photos courtesy of Ricardo de la Espriella/Illustration by Alex Liscio

Serving, transitioning, living: the struggles of Rose de la Espriella

February 5, 2020

Rose de la Espriella served six years in the Air Force. The FAU graduate teaching assistant was also a trans woman who died by suicide on campus in November.

Charlie Kirk

Is one of the country’s most notable young conservatives speaking at FAU this week?

February 4, 2020

FAU’s chapter of Turning Point USA, a conservative organization geared toward college students, announced last month that the group’s founder Charlie Kirk would speak at FAU on Feb. 6. But the announcement made via Instagram was deleted soon after. What happened?

Jan. 29 is Student Press Freedom Day, an event organized by the Student Press Law Center. Photo courtesy of SPLC

Opinion: I’m dancing every day on Tik Tok for journalism

January 29, 2020

In August, I filed a public record request for the personnel file of FAU’s former vice president of Student Affairs — along with two other related requests. Five months later, I’m still waiting for it.

Ken Fleck, 41, preaches on Tuesday afternoon at the Boca campus. Photo by Alex Liscio

Students protest Tuesday after anti-LGBT preacher returns to campus

January 24, 2020

Ken Fleck, a preacher that visits cities and campuses across the nation, came to FAU for the second time this semester — and plans to come again soon.