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  • Mayo: College students cry foul over surcharges

    Here's reprint of my Sunday print column about what could be an emerging issue for Florida's public university/college students (and their parents), as recent laws jacking up surcharges on "excess" or extraneous credits kick in fully. The changes didn't...
  • Political newcomer challenges incumbent in House District 44 race

    Political newcomer challenges incumbent in House District 44 race
    Political newcomer Stephen Facella says he's not getting a fair shake from the political establishment in his House District 44 Republican primary race on Aug. 26 against incumbent Eric Eisnaugle. Facella, 31, director of sales operations at Wyndham...
  • UCF's Kyle Cox proves there really is such a thing as a student-athlete

    UCF's Kyle Cox proves there really is such a thing as a student-athlete
    Kyle Cox has worn plenty of white medical coats the past few years. The one he put on Monday morning was the fashion statement of a lifetime. "Lab coats, they're different," he said. "They're much less formal than this bad boy." He gazed down at the...
  • Concert review: Alex & Sierra and Karmin at CFE Arena

    Concert review: Alex & Sierra and Karmin at CFE Arena
    It turns out you can go home again. Central Florida pop duo and “X-Factor” champions Alex & Sierra basked in a successful homecoming on Thursday at the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  Although Alex Kinsey and...
  • UCF police: Student hurt in armed home invasion

    UCF police: Student hurt in armed home invasion
    University of Central Florida police are searching for an armed man who broke into a student's off-campus apartment and robbed him, officials said. The home invasion happened about 2 a.m. at the Knights Circle apartment complex off Alafaya Trail....
  • UCF's winning "cyber defense" team meets V.P. Biden

    UCF's winning "cyber defense" team meets V.P. Biden
    A group of UCF students who won first place in a "cyber defense" contest in April got to meet Vice President Joe Biden and tour the White House this week as part of their prize. The University of Central Florida students won the top spot in the...
  • Osceola County smart sensor agreement vote set for Monday

    Osceola County smart sensor agreement vote set for Monday
    The Osceola County Commission is set to vote Monday on a detailed development agreement with University of Central Florida for a proposed high-tech facility known as the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center. The agreement appeared on an agenda...
  • FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student

    FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student
    Jiaqi Chu arrived in the United States four years ago from China, starting ninth grade as a 14-year-old whose only English was the memorized phrase, "Hi. How are you? I am good." He finished 12th grade in May with a 3.6 grade-point average, cum-laude...
  • Lockheed's exoskeleton 'Iron Man suit' may fit commercial world

    Lockheed's exoskeleton 'Iron Man suit' may fit commercial world
    Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando missiles group unveiled its latest version of exoskeleton wear last week, a sign that the defense contractor may once again have its eye on the commercial world. Well known for aptly named military weapons such as...
  • Journalist released in Syria gives hope that former UCF student also might gain freedom

    Journalist released in Syria gives hope that former UCF student also might gain freedom
    American journalist Theo Curtis has been released after being kidnapped in Syria two years ago, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. The news today has raised some hope that a journalist and former UCF student being held there also might...
  • Library without books debuts at Florida’s newest college

    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - The library opening with the first day of classes on Monday at Florida's newest college features a sunlit arched roof and cozy reading chairs - but not a single book. A fully digital library is among the futuristic features of...