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FAU, FIU Study: Prices Still Rising Despite Housing Market Slowing

While a U.S. housing correction has started, home prices are still rising in many areas, according to the latest study from researchers at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Florida International University (FIU). The average home...
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Board of Governors Confirms Kenneth Jessell as FIU’s President

On Wednesday, the Florida Board of Governors confirmed Dr. Kenneth Jessell to be the president of Florida International University (FIU). The FIU Board of Trustees approved Jessell as president-designate last month. Jessell, a professor of finance...

Home Prices Appear to be Settling in the West But Rising on East Coast,...

The frenzied housing market appears to be cooling in many Western U.S. markets, even as prices continue to rise nearly unabated in the Eastern part of the country, according to a new study by...

Frederica Wilson: FIU, FMU Getting Federal Funds from the NDAA

Before the holidays, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., noted that the $768 million National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will include funds for Florida Memorial University (FMU) and Florida International University (FIU). The U.S. Senate passed...

Overview of Florida Lt. Governor Jeanette Núñez

Florida Lieutenant Governor: Jeanette Núñez Background: Prior to being elected as Ron DeSantis' Lt. Governor, Miami native Jeanette Núñez served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives represented parts of Miami-Dade County and Broward...
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NOAA Sending $8.5 Million for Coral Reefs in Florida

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coral Reef Conservation Program announced last week that it has awarded almost $21.4 million for coral reef management, including $8.5 million to help those off the coast...

Wells Fargo Awards StartUP FIU Food Grant to Help Local Food Entrepreneurs Recover From...

This week, Wells Fargo awarded an Open for Business Fund grant to Florida International University (FIU) to launch a robust, virtual platform at StartUP FIU Food, a small business incubator that serves food and...

Florida Delegation Urges House Committee to Include Everglades Funding in Infrastructure Package

In the letter to the leaders of the U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the members urged the committee to provide robust funding for key restoration projects, citing the importance of the Everglades ecosystem for providing clean drinking water to 8 million Floridians, creating jobs, and supporting the regional economy.

FIU Creating Maurice A. Ferré Institute for Civic Leadership

The new institute will honor the life and work of its namesake and will address the critical matters of preparing diverse leadership for public service, increasing civic participation for a stronger democracy and promoting social justice. The institute’s research and scholarship will examine a wide range of issues championed by Ferré, who served as mayor of the city of Miami from 1973 to 1985, over the course of his distinguished career in public service.

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Introduces the Bringing Additional Nurses to the Fight Act

This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., introduced the “Bringing Additional Nurses to the Fight Act” which, she claims, will “expedite the process for foreign-trained physicians to become nurses and address the healthcare worker shortage in the U.S., which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.”

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Starts Coronavirus Small and Medium Business Recovery Information Effort

This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., launched a public information campaign to inform and urge small to medium-sized business owners affected by COVID-19 to apply for emergency aid.
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Ron DeSantis, DEO Announce $14 Million in Workforce Training Awards for Hurricane Irma Recovery

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Workforce Recovery Training Program has awarded more than $14 million to help organizations aid the state in recovering from Hurricane Irma which struck in September 2017.