| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:24 AM
We embarked this week on our third college tour: the University of Central Florida. Aside from the uncharacteristically brisk weather (it was tough to pitch sunny Florida to the out-of-state potential students), it was a fine tour.
It's a lovely campus,...
| Nov 12, 2013
UCF President John Hitt has again received a mountain of praise during an annual review of his job performance. But university trustees probably won't give him a pay raise.
A committee of the University of Central Florida is recommending that Hitt's...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Orlando has a starring role when "The X Factor" goes live Tuesday. Three acts from Central Florida are among the Top 16 that will perform in the singing contest at 8 p.m. on Fox.
"It goes to show that Orlando is the best-kept secret," said Rachel...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:30 PM
UCF is looking to boost the number of international students on campus by more than 50 percent through a new program.
The University of Central Florida, which has more than 60,000 students, expects to add as many as 1,200 international students to...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:44 PM
What would have been a traffic citation turned into several felony charges when a University of Central Florida student refused to roll her window down.
Officer Timothy Isaacs said he was forced to smash her car window because she was closing the window...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:32 PM
The Orlando Repertory Theatre is partnering with Theatre UCF to co-present "Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963" by Christina Ham, as part of a national staged reading commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham bombing.
This free reading will...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:56 AM
The University of Central Florida will get more than $2.6 million in performance funding this year under a new legislative plan state university leaders call far from perfect.
UCF and the University of South Florida are to get the two largest slices--...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Gameday at the University of Central Florida begins early - sometimes more than five hours before kickoff.
Students, fans and graduates arrive on campus by the carloads to find that perfect spot for tailgating.
This week, No. 23 UCF (5-1) continues...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Medical City is getting a new place to unite science and business, a key step in its vision to become a nationally recognized bio-sciences cluster.
The Florida Blue Innovation Center will break ground next year and open in 2015, leaders announced during...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:38 PM
One only had to sit through a public hearing on gambling to get a taste of how diverse the state's interests are -- and the Florida Senate Gaming Committee did just that Wednesday.
Committee chair Garrett Richter, R-Naples, had proposed four...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:08 AM
One well-known developer tossed out a prediction Tuesday morning that Orlando's poorest and most blighted downtown neighborhood will in a decade be one of its most valuable.
"Parramore will be more valuable than Thornton Park because it's more diverse,"...