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University of Central Florida

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  • Florida students cry foul over high surcharges

    Florida students cry foul over high surcharges
    Florida's state university students (or their parents) could be in for an unpleasant surprise when they get tuition bills for the upcoming semester: a surcharge that could add hundreds or thousands of dollars to their tab. The surcharge doubles the cost...
  • 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 optics whiz turns lab work into marketable products

    UCF optics whiz turns lab work into marketable products
    Like a kindly uncle, physicist Shin-Tson Wu banters with his students as they work in an optics lab at the University of Central Florida. They become respectfully silent, however, when he sits down at a microscope to peer at the pixels of an iPhone...
  • Pearson, Miller compete in District 47 Republican primary

    Pearson, Miller compete in District 47 Republican primary
    Two political newcomers are competing in the Republican primary on Aug. 26 for state representative in District 47. The district includes Winter Park, Orlando and Belle Isle. Local business owner Maurice Pearson and Rollins College marketing director...
  • Three vie for open District 100 House seat

    Three vie for open District 100 House seat
    An open seat in an overwhelmingly Democratic district has attracted three candidates to the primary race. District 100 includes the coastline of Broward and Miami-Dade counties from Dania Beach and Hollywood in the north to Surfside and Bal Harbour in...
  • UCF bar scene grows up

    UCF bar scene grows up
    I've racked up a lot of bar tabs in my time on the job, but nothing quite prepares me for the challenge of a night out with the college crowd. The students at the University of Central Florida can be a thirsty bunch — but they can also be fickle,...
  • Maynard Evans doesn't deserve to have name on a high school

    The debate over where to put Maynard Evans High School has raged for several years, but so far, no one has questioned whether a new school in a new location deserves a new name. Maynard Evans was a highly respected druggist who served as a member of the...
  • Valencia College trustees pick donated site for Poinciana campus

    Valencia College trustees pick donated site for Poinciana campus
    Valencia College trustees on Wednesday picked a donated piece of property on Pleasant Hill Road as the location of a new campus in Poinciana. Trustees also urged college administrators to find a way to fast-track the project. Valencia does not yet...
  • Arson inquiry widens after multiple fires in 3 cities

     Arson inquiry widens after multiple fires in 3 cities
    After more than a dozen suspicious fires burned through the downtown Orlando area and historic Sanford area in the past two months, authorities are trying to determine whether a serial arsonist is at work in the Central Florida region. It will likely be...
  • Businessmen face off in GOP House primary

    Businessmen face off in GOP House primary
    Republican voters in Florida House District 30 will choose between two conservative businessmen who say they want to create jobs and cut government regulation. Longwood Mayor Bob Cortes and Seminole County businessman Scott Sturgill face off in the...
  • How does music help at Nemours Children's Hospital?

    How does music help at Nemours Children's Hospital?
    What a difference a piano makes. A University of Central Florida research project combining music and medicine will be examined this week on "Artisodes." The program explains how patients have been helped when a donated piano was placed in the lobby...