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Florida Named Best State for College Students

An organization devoted to eliminating student debt ranked Florida the best state for college students. In Bold.org's latest report, the Sunshine State had the best overall ranking for cost, graduation rate, and the number...

A New Report Finds Florida Colleges Embracing Critical Race Theory

A new report looking at 520 colleges and universities from William Jacobson, a law professor who teaches at Cornell University, found that 236 of those schools have embraced critical race theory (CRT). Those schools have...

NASA Funding FAMU’s Efforts to Recruit More African American Students into Aerospace Engineering

At the end of last week, Florida A&M University (FAMU) announced it has received $1.2 million from NASA to recruit more African American students to pursue careers in aerospace engineering. According to the grant proposal,...
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Stephanie Murphy: UCF Getting HHS Funds for Mental Health Treatment Access

The program will help expand access to behavioral health care services by recruiting and training new mental health professionals to serve the most vulnerable populations in Central Florida.
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Synan Says, the Real Top 25 in College Football: Final Rankings

Fans are clamoring for change after Alabama was crowned as the national champion for the sixth time in the last 11 years. We did not get the Clemson against Alabama matchup that so many people say they are tired of seeing--but the same players were in the playoffs. 
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Florida Universities Adopting More Political Correctness, Teaching Mandatory Classes on Racism

With Black Lives Matter, Antifa, riots and the Defund the Police movement on center stage this year, some of Florida’s universities have decided to approach these issues raised by this development with a focus on education.
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Synan Says, the Real Top 25 in College Football: Tainted Wins in the Sunshine...

The two big Florida teams in action last week won convincingly--but they both had tainted wins. Florida walloped Missouri 41-17, but the game was marred by what happened at the end of the first half...
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Synan Says, the Real Top 25 in College Football: Heisman Race Starts Taking Shape

How do you see the Heisman race? I made a list, in order, of the young men I believe have the best chance of taking home the trophy as it currently stands. Sadly, Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz contracted COVID-19 and isn’t on the list. He had a brilliant opening game as the new starter against Illinois and Wisconsin looked very dangerous with him at the helm.
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Florida Colleges and Universities Seeing Fewer Applicants–And It’s Only Going to Get Worse

An Orlando Sentinel story focused on how Florida remains the only state with a public college and university systems that require potential students to take standardized tests. While that certainly is a factor as to why schools across the state are seeing less applicants, there are other factors at work as well. 
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Synan Says, The Real Top 25 in College Football: Tulsa Hands UCF a Major...

UCF just can’t beat Tulsa--and even worse can’t get out of their own way.
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Synan Says: The Real Top 25 in College Football: UCF Looks Like a Contender

Just one week after Jeff Sims got his feet wet by leading the Yellow Jackets to an inspiring 16-13 win over Florida State in Tallahassee, the UCF defense made him look like the freshman he is, forcing five turnovers in a 49-21 win in front of a national television audience.
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College Football Teams Across Florida Get Ready to Start in the Pandemic’s Shadow

With the Big 10 and PAC 10 backing out of the season, the winner of the 2020 college football season will forever have an asterisk next to their name. 
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