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Higher Education

John Hitt

UCF's John Hitt

UCF’s president makes no apologies for growing the Orlando university into a 64,000-student behemoth.

Comings and goings

Leadership changes.

Nationally recognized

The Aspen Institute consistently praises Florida’s community colleges.

Gain from no pain

A small, for-profit school in Naples is one of only two independent, single-purpose nurse anesthetist schools in the U.S.

Trendlines

Up Front
Education = jobs

While he still has more plans, John Hitt has had a successful 25-year tenure as UCF president by any measure. Also, find out what’s new at Florida’s other higher-ed institutions.

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Joey Cornblit

“When I first started, everybody said I was too skinny, that I wasn’t strong enough and that I would never make it because I was an American...”

Dining
Skewered

Shish kabobs in various forms spread across Florida

Tallahassee Trend
The Villages takes a breather

With its founder gone, the Morse family ratchets back its political involvement.

Of Counsel - Florida Law
Accustomed to trade

Peter Quinter specializes in representing importers and exporters.

Editor's Page
It's leadership, Florida

Wendy Walker says she always saw herself as “a No. 2 person.” Putting herself front and center isn’t her style...

Real Estate

American Dream

Is this dream for real?

A Canadian family company envisions building America’s largest mall-theme park in Miami-Dade.

Collaboration

The Graham family says the partnership deal won’t change its approach to development.

Bucking the trend

Most Florida malls are doing better than their national counterparts, but consumer shifts to online are just beginning to show up.

Workforce
The plane truth

An aircraft maintenance firm has plenty of jobs, just not enough skilled workers

Economic Backbone

Cancer Care
Promise and limitations

Immunotherapy research and treatment offers promising results for treating cancer.

Around the State

MiamI-DADE
Posh on sale

Prices of $1-million-plus homes in Miami are dropping.

Southeast
Flight risk

The president’s visits to Mar-a-Lago shift general aviation activity.

Southwest
Credit report

A new consortium is promoting the Sarasota area’s higher-ed assets.

Central
Hop to it

A UF professor’s project leads to Florida-produced hops.

Northeast
The right track

Investors hope CSX’s new CEO can create efficiencies.

Northwest
Aw, shucks: An oyster venture

A businessman hopes his project can revive northwest Florida’s oyster industry.

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