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Students and judges listen to one of the presentations.
By Wilson Sayre, WLRN
In observation of Homeless Awareness Week, students at Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH) have created models of possible living solutions for the homeless.
Each student in Eric Hankin’s architecture class designed a small apartment plan that had to include all the necessities of a regular apartment.
The students presented their models to professional architects for judging and feedback. The students were judged based on the creativity, feasibility and presentation of their design.
The idea for the project came from the non-profit housing developer Carrfour. It offers housing and services to homeless people. Continue Reading
Mario Garza is an international student who would like to work in the U.S. after graduating.
Editor’s note: This post was written by Constanza Gallardo
College seniors usually start worrying about landing a job some time in the spring before graduation. But for the thousands of international students in Florida colleges and universities, that worry starts now.
Florida ranks seventh on the top ten list of states hosting international students, with 32,746 international students in both public and private institutions according to the Institute for International Education, which released an analysis of international student data earlier this month.. The University of Florida alone hosts 5,961 students with F-1 visas, making it #17 in the U.S. for international students.
It’s part of a national trend. The report shows that the 2012-13 academic year has had a seven percent increase of international students studying in the United States—constituting four percent of the total U.S higher education population.