August 20, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/1/2013

› Ponce de Leon's Florida fountain search is a pack of lies?
First things first: Forget about the “Fountain of Youth.” Ponce de Leon did explore Florida in 1513, modern scholars agree, but the Spanish conquistador was interested in getting rich, not staying young. Yet throughout this year, as the state celebrates the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon's landing, the fabled fountain will be mentioned over and over.

› 'Real time' really means immediate info
The internet has changed the way that we communicate both online and offline and our minute-to-minute expectations for everything from business our personal fitness. Social media has fundamentally changed many of our perceptions and actions.

› If FAU nixes it’s naming stadium rights deal, it wouldn’t be the first
Florida Atlantic University has been dealing with some negative feedback from its student body after its recent decision to accept a $6 million donation from the private prison corporation GEO Group. The Boca Raton-based company pledged the money in exchange for naming rights on the school’s football stadium.

› Crowdfunding site for arts nonprofits in Broward funds its first project in just 21 days
Power2give.org, the new crowd-funding site for nonprofit arts groups in Broward County, has met it's first target in just 21 days helping The Master Chorale of South Florida raise more than $8,500. "We…are very excited that we were the first Broward County arts group to reach its project goal," Mark Glickman, the president of Master Chorale of South Florida, said.

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