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  • Gator Nation indeed: UF celebrates 500,000 degrees

    Gator Nation indeed: UF celebrates 500,000<sup> </sup>degrees
    By the time the final graduate crosses the stage Saturday, the University of Florida will celebrate the milestone of awarding 500,000 degrees — a literal Gator Nation. "People can identify with milestones and big numbers," said university...
  • Former EA Tiburon employees help grow Orlando's tech community

    Former EA Tiburon employees help grow Orlando's tech community
    Philip Holt understands first-hand Electronic Arts Tiburon's effect on Orlando's technology community. Holt once worked as a studio general manager for the video-game giant in Maitland. When he left, he turned his attention to the city's emerging tech...
  • We applaud standout letter writers for 2014

    We applaud standout letter writers for 2014
    No matter what happens in the world — or just next door — we can count on our readers to have an opinion about it, and to share it. This year they've commented on everything from turmoil in the West Bank to bears invading their neighborhoods....
  • A college degree in 4 years? Try 6

    A college degree in 4 years? Try 6
    Frederick LaLanne describes his mother as a helicopter parent who doesn't seem to mind that the baby of the family lives at home while he commutes to college. But it doesn't keep her from echoing the common refrain at the end of the semester: When are...
  • Chamber honors businesses, young professionals

    Chamber honors businesses, young professionals
    The Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce had its annual Business Awards luncheon on Dec. 10 at Indian Spring Country Club and, among others, recognized three young professionals. Jonathan Porges, the chamber's CEO and director, said, "All three...
  • UCF is hiring 100 new faculty members

    UCF is hiring 100 new faculty members
    The University of Central Florida has created 100 new full-time faculty positions throughout the academic colleges in one of its biggest hiring spurts in recent years. "It's a huge deal," said Dale Whittaker, UCF provost and vice president for...
  • After making bionic arm, UCF students flooded with requests for help

    After making bionic arm, UCF students flooded with requests for help
    They were strangers, desperate for hope in far-flung places, as they wrote about surviving mutilation or dealing with birth defects. The stories of pain and heartache flooded the college students' emails. It was an overwhelming response for the...
  • Florida must get serious about alternatives to death penalty: New Voices

    Florida must get serious about alternatives to death penalty: New Voices
    A large number of conservative-libertarian millennials, like me, are looking at criminal-justice issues differently than our parents' generation did. My eyes were opened during my years at the University of Central Florida and my involvement in...
  • UCF downtown campus might be a tough sell in Legislature

    UCF downtown campus might be a tough sell in Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE — The University of Central Florida is planning to push for $57.8 million in state funding for its proposed downtown Orlando campus this spring. But even with the Florida Legislature's new leaders hailing from the region and backing...
  • Digital health records: pain and gain: Front Burner

    Digital health records: pain and gain: Front Burner
    Five years ago, America seemed headed the way of Star Trek's "Bones" McCoy. The 2009 economic stimulus poured nearly $26 billion into digitizing medical records. And doctors were eager to beam up their patients' records into virtual storage. More than...
  • Tech firms wired into economic incentives

    Tech firms wired into economic incentives
    Metro Orlando software consultants, online retailers, and digital-media firms are in line to get millions of dollars worth of tax breaks if they can create hundreds of jobs — and fill them — in upcoming years. Agile Thought Inc., Comtech...