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Students pull in a black-tip shark on their research boat off of the coast of Palm Beach County in 2015. Photo courtesy of biology professor Stephen Kajiura

Animal rights group accuses FAU of the deaths of six sharks

May 3, 2016

lorida Atlantic University is allegedly responsible for the death of six sharks, according a statement from Stop Animal Exploitation...

Director of Housing Larry Faerman at an April 2015 event dubbed “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes,” put together by OwlsCare to 
promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Photo courtesy of Larry Faerman

University Village Apartments to undergo renovations in summer semester

April 27, 2016

  tudents living on the Boca campus this summer will be in the Innovation Village Apartments instead of the University ...

James Tracy claimed that FAU fired him because of controversial conspiracy theories he shared on his blog. Photo by Michelle Friswell

James Tracy files lawsuit against Florida Atlantic University

April 26, 2016

After being relieved of his duties in December of last year, James Tracy has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Florida Atlantic University and the faculty union. The former communication professor filed the lawsuit under the U.S. Federal Court located in West Palm Beach. The suit states that the FAU violated its own longstanding principle on academic freedom and Tracy’s First Amendment rights to free speech.

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.

Berlinie St. Fort, junior communications major (center) shows her support for students at
the University of Missouri during a protest in November 2015. Some other signs said “Racism isn’t dead,” and “#indictthesystem
Black and Proud.”. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Former Student Government vice president discusses free speech resolution

April 22, 2016

Two weeks ago, the Student Government Boca Raton House of Representatives passed a resolution that allows for the entire Boca Campus to become a free speech zone.

At just 22 years old, Doug Oberman would be the youngest House representative in the state of Florida. Photo courtesy of Doug Oberman.

At 22 years old, Doug Oberman is running for office

April 8, 2016

You may have heard Doug Oberman’s name read off a class roster. Soon, Broward residents will also read it on a ballot.

The downpour on Thursday evening led to flooding on FAU’s Boca Raton campus until Friday morning. Pictured is a full retention pond behind the softball field around midnight.  Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Strong thunderstorms hit FAU Boca campus

March 25, 2016

By the end of last night's severe thunderstorms, numerous lakes sprouted all across the Boca Raton campus, including the first floor of the library.

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Atlantic University Boca Raton campus. Photo courtesy of Google.

Director of Florida Atlantic’s A.D. Henderson University School to leave for same job at The Weiss School

March 21, 2016

The principal of Florida Atlantic’s A.D. Henderson University School — an elementary middle school found on the Boca Raton campus — Tammy Ferguson is leaving her position at the end of the school year to take the same job at The Weiss school, according to Virtual Strategy Magazine’s webpage.

James Tracy claimed that FAU fired him because of controversial conspiracy theories he shared on his blog. Photo by Michelle Friswell

Former professor James Tracy turns to crowdfunding for legal defense

March 11, 2016

Six months ago, James Tracy spoke to classrooms of students about communication theory and  conspiracies. Now, the former communication professor, who...

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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.