April 21, 2015

Education

University of Miami names Harvard Dean Dr. Julio Frenk as Its sixth President

The University of Miami announced that Dr. Julio Frenk, current Dean of Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Mexico's former Minister of Health, will be the University's next president. Read more »
Published on 4/13/2015

2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence awarded to Florida's Santa Fe College

The Aspen Institute has announced that Santa Fe College (SFC) in Gainesville, Florida is the winner of the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's preeminent recognition of high achievement and performance in America's community colleges. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2015

Why do we need the humanities?

Academics answering this question are Kevin Reilly, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Charles Steger, Virginia Tech; James Barker, Clemson University, and Bernie Machen, University of Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/18/2015

FAU, Scripps Florida, Max Planck announce plans for research and education collaboration

One of Florida’s leading public research universities and two of the world’s premier research institutions will create one-of-a-kind education programs that will attract the best and brightest students to Palm... Read more »
Published on 3/3/2015

MBA programs go beyond the core at Florida universities

With demand for MBA programs remaining flat and executives demanding more from their degrees, Florida universities are offering specialized programs. Students now are able to choose from among more than 50 specialized MBA programs at Florida's universities. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

A spot at the incubator

Florida Atlantic University holds an annual business plan competition among students that awards a half-year's worth of free incubator space to encourage growth and success. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Focusing on health care and tech at UT

University of Tampa's 2-year-old Spartan Accelerator helps students and recent alumni grow technology startups. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Dorm for budding entrepreneurs

To motivate students outside the classroom, UF has made way for an entrepreneurial dorm. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

A surge in entrepreneurial thinking

All manner of college disciplines — from engineering to the arts — have incorporated entrepreneurship into their teaching. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

A noteworthy endeavor at FSU

In 2010, Jacksonville native Thomas Brady was one of 40 sophomores picked for a three-year undergraduate program in entrepreneurship at FSU. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Building partnerships at FIU

FIU's Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center, is focused on building community partnerships. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

LaunchPad for student ventures

The University of Central Florida's Blackstone LaunchPad provides free confidential coaching, daily seminars and a mentor network to foster entrepreneurship among students. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Two Florida community colleges named 'Top 10' in the nation

Indian River State College in Fort Pierce and Santa Fe College in Gainesville take the honors for Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2014

University of Miami is banking on brains

UM's brain tissue bank is a center for research into brain-related disease. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

College grads working for City Year help K-12 students in Florida

City Year members are awarded a $5,400 AmeriCorps award, which they can use to pay college tuition or repay student loans. This story is part of a roundup of news from Florida. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Going overseas for students

Florida schools find students - and revenue - overseas. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

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. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

UF's online university has become a 'cash cow'

Florida public universities have become national leaders in online education. What's driving the trend? Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

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. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

Meet Eckerd College President Donald Eastman

Donald Eastman has put his St. Petersburg school back on solid financial footing while emphasizing liberal arts and traditional classroom instruction. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

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