Wednesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Survey: Employers want broadly educated new hires
Students worried about landing a job after graduation might be attracted to a narrow education that focuses on building their knowledge in one area. But that isn't enough to help them pursue successful careers, according to the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The group released its latest survey of employers on Wednesday, and it is using the findings to bolster a new compact between college presidents and employers that advocates a broad, liberal-arts education for all. Full story from the Chronicle of Higher Education and see the survey from AACU.
South Florida home prices high relative to income
Just as South Florida’s housing market is steaming ahead, new data from Zillow raise a troubling trend that has been masked by low interest rates. According to the Seattle-based real estate information firm, as South Florida home prices have risen, median income hasn’t kept pace. More at the Miami Herald.
2013 hurricane season: 9 hurricanes, 18 named storms
The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season should be significantly busier than normal, with 18 named storms, including nine hurricanes, with four of those being major. That’s according to storm prognosticators Phil Klotzbach and William Gray, who released their early predictions today. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
'Hackers' at Florida Tech help create solutions for businesses
Nawwar Kabbani is a computer hacker, which conjures images of someone sneaking into the Pentagon’s computer system or illegally rifling through customer data banks of a credit card company. That’s not the case with Kabbani and other students at the Florida Institute of Technology. More at Florida Today.
NFL could contribute $150 million toward Miami Dolphins’ stadium renovation
The National Football League could contribute $150 million toward the Miami Dolphins’ proposed stadium renovation, lowering the direct costs to the team for the estimated $350 million project, according to a county report released Tuesday. Miami-Dade officials see the NFL and Dolphins contributions as coming from the same pot of private money, which would account for about 55 percent of the costs and leave the county paying about a third. More at the Miami Herald.
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