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FEATURES

Higher Education Report

Florida Polytechnic University

Florida Polytechnic University Rising

Florida Polytechnic University welcomes its first class in August, just two years after its creation.

UF’s online university

Florida public universities have become national leaders in online education. What’s driving the trend?

UF takes a crack at cracking the top 10

The Legislature gave the University of Florida $15 million last year to try to push the state’s flagship onto the U.S. News list of the top 10 public universities.

The $10K bachelor’s degree

As the price of tuition and fees for a four-year degree at a state university climbs above $24,000, there’s no denying the curb appeal of the $10,000 bachelor’s degree...

Campus Life

Donald Eastman has put his St. Petersburg school back on solid financial footing while emphasizing liberal arts and traditional classroom instruction.

Trendlines

Up Front
Florida’s Great Northwest

We should become familiar with this region, where agriculture, the military, marine life, health care, tourism and innovation now reign.

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Alex D. Brickler

The director of obstetrical services and training at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital’s family medicine residency program shares his thoughts on lessons he’s learned and events he’s lived through.

Lifestyles
Going the distance

Four Florida executives share their passion for cycling

Dining
Restaurant boom in Naples

A new crop of restaurants on in Naples is spicing up local options.

Tallahassee Trend
Medical marijuana

As medical marijuana heads to the ballot in Florida, Ben Pollara isn’t taking anything for granted as he spearheads an effort to get the measure passed.

Editor's Page
Affording it

Trevor Burgess, CEO of C1 Bank, decided last year that all employees should earn at least $14 an hour.

Research Florida

Hydrogen Hopes

Hydrogen Hopes

Bing Energy – founded on the work of FSU – offers a glimpse into a hydrogen-powered future.

Experts in their Field

Q&A with industry leading researchers

Community Portrait

Northwest Florida

Florida Trend delves into the 12 counties that make up northwest Florida, looking at demographics and the flavor of the region.  

Around the State

International
Tupperware - Sealing the Deal

In many countries, around the world, the Tupperware brand has become a symbol of modern women.

Statewide
Florida’s changing demographics

Hispanics fueled much of Florida’s population growth over the past decade.

Northwest
Tallahassee’s Cascades Park finally opens

The 24-acre showpiece in downtown Tallahassee is hailed as a game-changer that could kick off economic growth in surrounding areas.

Northeast
River concerns

Water needs of the growing population of central Florida have led to proposals for additional pumping of the St. Johns River.

Central
Building on downtown Orlando’s progress

Orlando-area civic leaders are soliciting suggestions to ensure the area can improve as a place where people will want to live, work and be entertained.

Southwest
Blocking big brother

Jeffrey Sisk has created a search engine called Zeekly.com. that, unlike many others, does not store the metadata of its users.

Southeast
Sticky Wicket

A Broward County-built cricket stadium hasn’t attracted the international matches it aimed for.

Miami
The business of art fairs

Partners Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler have created a for-profit business in Miami that buys and starts up art fairs.

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