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  • Legislature OKs state budget, goes home

    Legislature OKs state budget, goes home
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature approved a nearly $79 billion state budget Friday night and then adjourned, ending a tense special session that pitted Republican vs. Republican over spending on health care. Legislators were racing against the...
  • UCF PD 'safety talks' designed to keep students, community safe

    UCF PD 'safety talks' designed to keep students, community safe
    For many UCF students, college is their first time away from home. Mom and Dad aren't around to lock the front door when students forget to do so, or to stop them from walking to the ATM alone at night with headphones on. This naiveté — and...
  • Improved academics may mean $15 million for FAU

    Florida Atlantic University could receive a $15 million windfall because of better academic performance. A committee of the State University System's Board of Governors agreed Wednesday to restore $3.5 million that FAU lost last year, in addition to...
  • State official asks: Is UCF too big?

    State official asks: Is UCF too big?
    How big is too big at UCF? State education leaders questioned the future size of the student body at University of Central Florida during a meeting Wednesday. "What is your long-range plan for size? Do you have one?" asked Norman Tripp, a member of...
  • Lawmakers pack state budget with Central Florida projects

    Lawmakers pack state budget with Central Florida projects
    The state's proposed $79 billion budget includes more than $150 million for scores of Central Florida projects, ranging from a new student union at Seminole State College to Kissimmee River restoration funding. The Florida Legislature wrapped up...
  • UCF cancels popular business class after 22 years

    UCF cancels popular business class after 22 years
    The UCF business students weren't given a dime of startup money for their class assignment to raise $1,000 for a local charity. But the task forced John Olivares and his classmates to think creatively, work as a team and be compassionate. In the end,...
  • Chill Day, Free stuff for dad, and free events for all this week

    Chill Day, Free stuff for dad, and free events for all this week
    Here are your Freebie Friday events and attractions for this weekend and upcoming week. Freebie Spotlight Chill Zone Day Cumberland Farms will celebrate its 6th annual Free Chill Zone Day on Friday, June 19, to help keep customers cool. To...
  • Lawmakers finally cut deal on state budget

    Lawmakers finally cut deal on state budget
    TALLAHASSEE — Leaders of the Florida Legislature agreed to a nearly $80 billion state budget loaded with new projects late Monday, clearing the way for lawmakers to end months of squabbling and adjourn their special session Friday. At a meeting...
  • UCF's downtown campus OK despite less funding, officials say

    UCF's downtown campus OK despite less funding, officials say
    UCF's plan for a downtown campus is still on track even though legislators earmarked just a quarter of the money the school had sought for the project this year, officials said Tuesday. State leaders late Monday appropriated $15 million of the nearly $60...
  • Scholarships help women pursue STEM careers

    Scholarships help women pursue STEM careers
    It’s been a top goal for years, Linda Macdonald said, to encourage more girls in high school to consider careers in math and science. That’s why Macdonald and other members of the American Association of University Women-Orlando/Winter Park...
  • Teacher of the year finalist Brian Furgione brings energy to the classroom

    Teacher of the year finalist Brian Furgione brings energy to the classroom
    LONGWOOD -- Brian Furgione doesn't look like the stereotypical teacher. Hair pulled into a ponytail, Nike tennis shoes, jeans. And hardly anybody calls him Mr. Furgione – just Mr. Furg will do. "It's too much work. Too many syllables," says...