UNIVERSITY PRESS

The protest being protested

September 14, 2009

Jacob Ades is mad. Even though he lives 10 minutes away from campus, the senior economics major finds himself leaving two hours before his classes just to find a parking space. He's become so livid that he's going to do something about it: honk his horn like hell in front of the president's house. After Ades had missed class looking for a parking s...

Testing tragedies

September 14, 2009

The Testing and Evaluation Center at FAU is installing a security system that can contact the police. Students are going into panic mode when they find out they haven't fulfilled their graduation requirements, especially when the only thing holding them back is a test."We had a student who broke the door stopper of the front door," said Frando Patterso...

Be our guest

September 14, 2009

No longer do you have to be homosexual for your significant other to join you for the night at FAU housing. Now, according to the 2009-2010 Housing and Residential Life Guidebook, an overnight guest is considered to be "a guest who will be present in a resident room between 2 and 7:30 a.m."  This includes both male and female guests.  The catc...

One final goodbye

September 14, 2009

Frank Brogan's voice was uncharacteristically shaky in key moments last Wednesday as he gave his final State of the University Address."This is the hardest goodbye I have ever had to make," he said. This was Brogan's victory lap and the last time addressing FAU as president before taking on his next challenge in Tallahassee. He was joined in the 500-seat...

The truth behind the poster

September 14, 2009

When Florida International University sophomore and communication major Linda Wharton received a letter offering her a job at "$15 base pay" and the opportunity to set her own hours, she was skeptical and curious, but most importantly — desperate.  "I hadn't found a job yet, and I was running out of options, so I called them up … I schedu...

President Brogan gives final State of the University Address

September 10, 2009

It is customary to reflect upon a person's legacy once they have left office. FAU has changed in the six years Frank Brogan has been its president, but has the change been for the better? In his final annual report yesterday, Brogan made a case for himself as well as for the future of the school. "This university cannot be denied its rightful place i...

I’m dressed for success

September 7, 2009

Every semester James Watson organizes a career fair, and every time he turns students away for not dressing appropriately.  "[Students] are trying to make a lasting impression. Even if the résumé's good, if one student's dressed better than the other, the employer will hire the other student," says Watson, coordinator of employer...

Hardcover or paperback? Powdered or glazed?

September 7, 2009

Students visiting the Boca campus library have got a new sweet study buddy: Dunkin' Donuts. In the beginning of August, the eatery opened its doors right inside of the library, and so far most have welcomed the establishment. In fact, many library patrons find the restaurant beneficial, rather than detrimental, to their learning environment."In order to ...

FAU’s Jupiter campus hosts farewell ice cream social for President Brogan

September 4, 2009

The John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter was gripped with an odd sense of excitement and nostalgia on Sept. 2 as the staff prepared for the arrival of departing FAU President Frank Brogan. Brogan, who's served the university since 2003, visited the Jupiter campus as the final stop on his farewell tour. The tour covered each of FAU's seven campuses over the ...

FAU’s fight against book theft

August 31, 2009

Among cell phones, keys and even bicycles, books are one of the most important things a student can lose – and one of the most expensive, too. Because FAU has more students this year than ever before (28,000), the FAU Police Department came up with Operation Bookmark, a program aimed at preventing book theft on the Boca campus that'll be active...

Going green with a computer

August 31, 2009

Since March 2009, 46 FAU students have collectively saved over $6,000 and 336 gallons of gasoline. They've pledged to drive less aggressively, download MP3s instead of buying CDs, and use mugs instead of disposable cups. They're not trying to save money — they're trying to become America's greenest campus and win the school $5,000. America's Greenest ...

Correction regarding a University Press article

August 20, 2009

On Aug. 18, the annual New Student Edition of the University Press was distributed on FAU's Boca campus. While the UP staff worked very hard on this issue, a journalistic error was overlooked in the article about textbooks, titled "How much?!" (page 5). I want to apologize on behalf of the University Press because that article was published with insu...