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  • Jeb Bush widely used executive authority as Florida governor

    Jeb Bush ended Florida's affirmative action programs in 1999 with a flourish, issuing an executive order that he said would "transcend the tired debate" about racial preferences.
  • Some Florida collegians could carry guns under proposal

    Four months after a mentally ill gunman wounded three students at Florida State University, state legislators are considering a bill that would allow holders of concealed weapons permits to carry their weapons onto public university and college campuses....

    Don't hide how we pick university presidents

    Don't hide how we pick university presidents
    For decades, Florida lawmakers have talked about changing the public records law to hide the names of people who apply to run our state universities. This year, they may well do it. Their argument is simple. They say no good candidates will apply to...

    Hays' bill to shield information in college job searches advances

    Hays' bill to shield information in college job searches advances
    A bill sponsored by state Rep. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, that would provide secrecy for applicants in the early stages of searches to fill high-ranking college and university jobs easily passed a Senate committee this week. The Senate Higher Education...

    Lawmakers should keep guns on campus ban: Editorial

    Lawmakers should keep guns on campus ban: Editorial
    Last November, Florida State University experienced the horror and carnage that one person with a gun can wreak on a college campus. Myron May shot three students outside the FSU library, paralyzing one of them, in the few minutes before campus police...