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  • UCF downtown Orlando campus: State leaders want more time for discussion

    UCF downtown Orlando campus: State leaders want more time for discussion
    The University of Central Florida's downtown Orlando campus project needs to be discussed further and will be brought up in February at the next Florida Board of Governors meeting, state leaders said. "We need to look at what process it needs to go...
  • Free tuition proposal welcomed by local community colleges

    Free tuition proposal welcomed by local community colleges
    As the spring semester gets underway, local community college officials are welcoming President Barack Obama's proposal to offer two tuition-free years of community college to qualifying students nationwide. But questions remain on the plan's specifics...
  • Wedded: Gina Zuk and Josh Gerber

    Wedded: Gina Zuk and Josh Gerber
    Date: Sept. 6 Her story: Gina Zuk, 35, grew up in Perry Hall. The Towson University graduate works in public relations for Abel Communications. She is also the president of the Baltimore Public Relations Council. Gina's mother, Linda Richmond, resides...
  • Chicago area classical music picks

    Chicago area classical music picks
    Contempo: The University of Chicago's contemporary music collective celebrates its 50th anniversary with world premieres by the late Lee Hyla, Huck Hodge and John Eaton, along with music of two artistic directors, Shulamit Ran and founder Ralph Shapey....
  • UC coaches' financial bonuses may be tied to athletes' grades

    Coaches are among the most highly-paid employees in the University of California system, with hefty bonuses if their teams have good seasons and win championships. On Wednesday, UC officials debated how to add another factor to coaches' compensation...
  • People on the Move: Seafarers' House announces board

    People on the Move: Seafarers' House announces board
    Hiring, promotions and recognition at South Florida employers. Maritime Fort Lauderdale-based Seafarers' House, a nonprofit organization that offers a variety of services to the world's maritime community, announced its board of directors for 2015:...
  • Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95

    Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon, who ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years, held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the two major stock exchanges. Mr. Gordon, 95, died Tuesday in Boston after a...
  • Study looks at aftermath of Chicago school closings in 2013

    Study looks at aftermath of Chicago school closings in 2013
    Ronald Brooks and his daughter, Star, faced a difficult choice after Lafayette Elementary School was closed along with dozens of other Chicago schools in spring 2013. Chopin Elementary, the district's designated "welcoming school" for displaced...
  • March could be memorable for state basketball teams

    March could be memorable for state basketball teams
    As the University of Virginia's head basketball coach during the 1990s, Jeff Jones scheduled opponents from across the commonwealth. And not just at home. On the road and at neutral sites, too. Richmond, VCU and William and Mary. Old Dominion, Radford...
  • California community colleges set record for degrees, certificates

    California community colleges set record for degrees, certificates
    The number of students who received a degree or certificate from a California community college hit a record high last year and more of them completed remedial math and English courses, officials announced this week. More than 190,000 students earned...
  • Are Americans really dumb enough to worry about food containing DNA?

    A recent university survey found that 82% of Americans support the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. No big surprise there; a perennial argument by advocates for labeling is that most people want things that way. (Labeling initiatives...