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Linguistics professor Nora Erro-Peralta under federal investigation

April 4, 2016

Linguistics professor Nora Erro-Peralta is under federal investigation for an 11-month-old discrimination case, brought against her by a former student. Florida Atlantic alumnus Thomas Whatley — who has both bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder — alleges that Erro-Peralta not only made light of his disabilities, but also refused to excuse the absences tied to them.

The Business and Professional Women's Scholarship House, located just behind the University Village Apartments. Photo by Wesley Wright | Business Manager

Little-known housing option stresses accountability, camaraderie

March 22, 2016

The Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship House offers a cheaper alternative to traditional on-campus housing.

Marleen Forkas, an FAU donor. Photo by Jeffery Tholl courtesy of FAU

Donor Marleen Forkas implicated in hiring of university employee

January 26, 2016

A university donor helped her friend get a six-figure salary job at Florida Atlantic University. An alumnus says there is a conflict at hand, an expert says she can’t use her influence.

Following suit of Broward and Miami Dade counties, Palm Beach country has now decriminalized marijuana possession where people caught with under 20 grams will be subject to a $100 fine. Photo by Mohammed F. Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Palm Beach County decriminalizes marijuana

December 16, 2015

The Palm Beach County Commission passed an ordinance Tuesday that gives deputies the option of citations in lieu of arresting those caught with marijuana. Instead of an arrest, anyone with under 20 grams of marijuana may be hit with a $100 citation, depending on the discretion of the officer involved. Changes should take place by the end of the year. Anyone who cannot afford to pay the fine can do 10 hours of community service. Citations can be issued no more than two times, and repeat offenders will be subject to arrest.

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BREAKING: Woman Jumps Off Social Science Building

October 26, 2015

The Florida Atlantic police department reported earlier that a woman jumped from the Social Science building this morning. “I got there a little before 10, saw paramedics tending the girl, she was missing a shoe,” said junior exercise science major Jon Viveros.

The Oxley Center, here seen as part of the set of the HBO series “Ballers.” Max Jackson | Photo Editor

Oxley Center is victim of repeated theft

June 25, 2015

Update 6/26: Lowe says in an email to the UP that the thefts took place during a camp, and that the most common items stolen we...

Conference USA Salary Database

Wesley Wright, Editor in Chief

April 21, 2015

he 17 teams that comprise FAU Athletics compete in Conference USA, a 14-member group in the NCAA’s Division I, the highest level of intercollegiate athletics in the United States. The University Press has accrued coaches’ salaries for various sports within Conference USA. Volleyball, track & field and football coaches are not represented; those...

Max Jackson | Photo Editor

FAU reaches settlement with family of murdered escort

February 11, 2015

Former Florida Atlantic police officer Jimmy Dac Ho shot female escort Sheri Carter on Jan. 31 2011, resulting in her death fo...

Super Bowl XLIX Picks and Predictions

Super Bowl XLIX Picks and Predictions

January 31, 2015

Wesley Wright: Just like last year, the Seattle Seahawks found their stride at the right time. Even after losing cornerback Bra...

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FAU student saves life, receives national acclaim

December 15, 2014

On Wednesday, Dec.10, Florida Atlantic pre-med student Alton Brieske made headlines for saving a 92-year-old man from impendin...

President Kelly speaks to the most recent FAU graduating class in December 2014. Photo by Max Jackson

Group of graduating FAU students cross the stage

December 11, 2014

According to Florida Atlantic University's Pinterest page, the school’s very first graduating class consisted of just thirty students. FAU ha...

Max Jackson | Photo Editor

Big Men, Big Food

December 2, 2014

Proper nutrition may be more important in the game of football than any other contact sport. According to a 2011 Wall Street Journal interview w...