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A Q & A With The University Of Florida’s New President

Three months ago Kent Fuchs became president of the University of Florida, leaving New York’s Cornell University. Fuchs says Florida universities are adding new faculty, but opposition to higher tuition means more pressure to find private donations. The University of Florida is also expanding a new online program, with a goal of eventually enrolling 24,000 […]

Study: Florida Schools Should End Corporal Punishment

Two University of Florida researchers say Florida should join other states which have outlawed corporal punishment to discipline students. Florida is one of 20 states which allows schools to spank or paddle misbehaving students. Twenty-six of the state’s 67 districts allow corporal punishment. Some districts require a parent’s approval, others do not. UF education professors […]

Seeking Top 10 Ranking, University of Florida Adds New Staff

The University of Florida is adding more staff in its effort to climb into the top 10 of public research universities. Lawmakers set the goal for UF last year — and set aside $15 million for each of the next five years to get it done. The biggest portion of that money was used to […]

A Q & A About Florida’s New Online University

Last week the Florida State University System Board of Governors approved the business plan for a legislatively-created online university at the University of Florida. The school, UF Online, will start offering classes in January. Students will be able to earn their baccalaureate degree completely online (though they may need to complete some lab at a […]

Read The Business Plan For Florida’s New Online University

Tomorrow the Florida university system board of governors will meet to discuss University of Florida Online. Lawmakers created the university this spring after studying online options for two years. The online-only university will be part of the University of Florida and is scheduled to start classes in January. Supporters say the school will more access […]

Florida Students Party Hard And Get Easy A’s According To Latest College Rankings

For those who love higher education rankings, the last week has been a bonanza. The lists suggest Florida has room for improvement in certain areas — unless you’re looking for a party school that doles out an easy curriculum. First, we look at Forbes’ annual list of America’s 650 Top Colleges. These rankings focus on […]

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