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  • Valencia College president gets raise, but says he will donate money

    Valencia College trustees on Thursday gave President Sandy Shugart a raise of about 2 percent, which he said he plans to donate to the school's fundraising organization. Shugart, president since early 2000, was entitled to receive a raise of almost 9...
  • Florida universities get $200 million in performance funding

    Florida universities get $200 million in performance funding
    After years of financial struggles, Florida public universities are in the unusual position of having to figure out how best to spend what amounts to a $200 million bonus check. Many schools will receive tens of millions of dollars under the state's new...
  • Aradhana Tiwari to be Mad Cow's resident director

    Aradhana Tiwari to be Mad Cow's resident director
    Aradhana Tiwari will serve as resident director of Mad Cow Theatre, beginning with the 2014 - 2015 season, the theater announced Tuesday. Tiwari is a Central Florida-based artist who has guest-directed at Mad Cow since 2012. Her production of "The...
  • John Hitt discusses UCF's year

    John Hitt discusses UCF's year
    John Hitt, president of the University of Central Florida, looks back at the school's past year and the coming semester in an interview on "Orlando Matters." John Brown hosts the program 7 a.m. Saturday on WRBW-Channel 65. Hitt discusses how the...
  • UCF pledges $10 million to research center in Osceola County

    UCF pledges $10 million to research center in Osceola County
    The University of Central Florida and Osceola County struck a preliminary deal Monday to build a $61-million "smart sensors" research center that could lead to the creation of thousands of high-tech jobs. The sensors are cutting-edge technology used in...
  • Theatre UCF presents 'The Foreigner'

     Theatre UCF presents 'The Foreigner'
    The Black Box at Theatre UCF has been transformed into a rustic fishing lodge for a production of "The Foreigner," which runs on the university's east Orlando campus through June 29. Larry Shue's comedy is directed by Mark Brotherton ("The Music Man,"...
  • Gov. Rick Scott touts education record at campaign stop near UCF

    Gov. Rick Scott touts education record at campaign stop near UCF
    Gov. Rick Scott made a campaign stop near the University of Central Florida on Friday, where he touted his record on education and jobs and took jabs at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist. Scott, a Republican seeking a second term in the...
  • Frustrated Orange teacher decries 'toxic culture of education'

    Frustrated Orange teacher decries 'toxic culture of education'
    Fed up and fired up, algebra teacher Josh Katz this spring took to the stage for a 17-minute denouncement of what he called the "toxic culture of education" in Florida's public schools. Since then, nearly 30,000 people on YouTube have viewed the...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff for Dad, and more

    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free.   FREEBIE SPOTLIGHT—“DAD” Free stuff to do with Dad this weekend Downtown Longwood Cruise In Car Show: There will be car displays,  music and food. 5-8 p.m. June 14,...
  • UCF spends less on instruction than other Florida public universities

    UCF spends less on instruction than other Florida public universities
    UCF ranks tops in the state in one area of financial efficiency -- the university spends the least on instructional costs. Florida's largest public university spent, on average, $21,060 on instructional costs per bachelor's degree in recent years,...
  • Atlantic student raising money for chance to play for USA Football

    Atlantic student raising money for chance to play for USA Football
    Atlantic Community High School sophomore middle linebacker Chanler Ferguson is spending the early part of his summer writing letters, emails and visiting church leaders for support to raise $1,250 to attend a football camp in July at Towson University...