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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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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...
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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.
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Gary Lesser Chosen to Lead Florida Bar for 2022-2023

Lesser will be sworn in as president-elect at the Annual Florida Bar Convention on June 11, when current President-elect Michael Tanner of Jacksonville becomes president. Lesser will serve as president for the 2022-23 Bar year.
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South Florida Leaders Reappointed to Board of LeRoy Collins Institute

At the end of last week, the LeRoy Collins Institute announced the reappointments of former Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick and former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson to its Board of Directors. 
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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 TaxWatch Looks at How COVID-19‘s Impact on College Football Hinders the Economy

FTW unveiled “College Football in the COVID-19 Era: the Economic Impact of a Restricted Season” on Thursday. The new study shows college football continues to be a major source of revenue for several universities across Florida--and the current restrictions will impact it.
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Republicans Flip Two Congressional Seats in South Florida

The two flipped seats in South Florida mark a major victory for the GOP, and the party made real inroads in the 2020 elections in heavily blue South Florida.

Donna Shalala Introduces Resolution to Mark National Hispanic Nurses Day

Shalala rounded up 17 cosponsors including fellow Democrat U.S. Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García of Illinois and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Darren Soto of Florida to back the resolution. 
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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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Donna Shalala Will Face Maria Elvira Salazar in a Rematch From 2018

Former broadcast journalist Maria Elvira Salazar ran away in the Republican primary on Tuesday, taking 79 percent of the vote.
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NOAA Selects the University of Miami to Host Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric...

By hosting the CIMAS, the university can expect an award of up to $310 million during the next five years. 
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