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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...

Marco Rubio Warns Florida University, College Presidents of Chinese Espionage

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent letters to the presidents of 26 Florida research colleges and universities urging them to be on guard against efforts by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to...

Val Demings: UCF, Valencia College Helped by Federal Stimulus Funds

This week, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., showcased federal funds headed to college and universities in her Central Florida district. Demings marked the one year anniversary of the “American Rescue Plan," a $1.9 trillion stimulus...

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...
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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: 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. 

Ashley Moody Holds Virtual Annual Human Trafficking Summit

The online event set a record for registration with more than 6,400 people tuning in from more than 40 states at the time of the launch.
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Tim Tebow to Offer Keynote Address for Florida Human Trafficking Summit

A two-time college football national champion and Heisman Trophy winner, Tebow will be giving the keynote address during the launch of the summit. The summit will also include an opening address from Moody, more than 15 hours of presentations by speakers from across Florida and the nation and much more.
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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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