Florida Atlantic University http://wlrn.org en FAU To Start College Boot Camp To Improve Graduation Rates http://wlrn.org/post/fau-start-college-boot-camp-improve-graduation-rates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida Atlantic University has struggled recently with low graduation rates.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To improve these numbers, the school is starting the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">JumpStart</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;program, a college boot camp for students who might look like risky bets for graduating.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:50:49 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34061 at http://wlrn.org FAU To Start College Boot Camp To Improve Graduation Rates Florida Atlantic University Revises Its Sexual Misconduct Policies http://wlrn.org/post/florida-atlantic-university-revises-its-sexual-misconduct-policies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida universities are revising policies that deal with cases of rape after a federal investigation of 55 schools nationwide revealed assaults were either underreported or not investigated thoroughly.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Only one school in Florida was part of the investigation, but the U.S Department of Education asked state universities&nbsp;to make some policy changes.</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:50:13 +0000 Jephie Bernard 33720 at http://wlrn.org Florida Atlantic University Revises Its Sexual Misconduct Policies Gay FAU Student Sues For In-State Tuition http://wlrn.org/post/gay-fau-student-sues-state-tuition <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">The French husband of a lifelong South Florida man has sued Florida Atlantic University to recognize their 2013 Massachusetts marriage and allow him to pay in-state tuition fees.</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 18:00:52 +0000 Steve Rothaus - Miami Herald 32639 at http://wlrn.org Gay FAU Student Sues For In-State Tuition FAU President Resigns After 'Significant Controversies' http://wlrn.org/post/fau-president-resigns-after-significant-controversies <p><b style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; "><a href="http://www.fau.edu/explore/homepage-stories/2013_05re.php" target="_blank">Mary Jane Saunders has quit</a>.</b></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; ">The president of Florida Atlantic University says bad publicity splashed across national headlines was too much.</span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:06:14 +0000 Gina Jordan 14098 at http://wlrn.org FAU President Resigns After 'Significant Controversies' 'Owl-catraz' Revisited: ACLU Defends FAU Students Against Alleged Intimidation http://wlrn.org/post/owl-catraz-revisited-aclu-defends-fau-students-against-alleged-intimidation <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Owl-catraz” is no more.</span></p><p>But it seems the controversy over a private prison company’s efforts to buy naming rights to Florida Atlantic University’s stadium is far from over.</p><p>In a <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/aclu-defends-students-right-to-criticize-fau-stadium-naming-deal/2113408" target="_blank">letter to FAU’s Dean of Students</a>, the American Civil Liberties Union criticizes the university for an alleged retaliation against seven students for rallying against the defunct deal.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 12000 at http://wlrn.org 'Owl-catraz' Revisited: ACLU Defends FAU Students Against Alleged Intimidation Escape from 'Owl-catraz': Prison Firm Pulls Out Of FAU Stadium Deal http://wlrn.org/post/escape-owl-catraz-prison-firm-pulls-out-fau-stadium-deal <p></p><p>A&nbsp;$6 million deal that would have given a private prison company naming rights to Florida Atlantic University's stadium is now off. And that's leaving some FAU students wondering if another donation that size is coming around any time soon.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 02:26:46 +0000 Christine DiMattei 11824 at http://wlrn.org Escape from 'Owl-catraz': Prison Firm Pulls Out Of FAU Stadium Deal Media Frenzy Erupts After FAU Student Told To ‘Stomp On Jesus’ http://wlrn.org/post/media-frenzy-erupts-after-fau-student-told-stomp-jesus <p></p><p>Sometimes people stand <em>up</em> for their beliefs by refusing to stand <em>on</em> them.</p><p>Ryan Rotela, a junior at Florida Atlantic University and devout Mormon, claims he was thrown out of class by his instructor after refusing to step on the name of Jesus as part of a classroom exercise.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:46:42 +0000 Allison Goodman 11660 at http://wlrn.org Media Frenzy Erupts After FAU Student Told To ‘Stomp On Jesus’ How A Fake Train Station Could Improve Public Transportation In Miami http://wlrn.org/post/how-fake-train-station-could-improve-public-transportation-miami <p></p><p></p><p>Over the weekend, public transit advocates in Miami <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/transit-station-design-district-pop-purple-line-miami-makes-it-so">built a temporary train station </a>along an imaginary transit line. They called it the Purple Line, sticking with the theme of Miami’s other two commuter rail lines, the Orange and the Green. Organizers of the project say this mock train station is going to help improve public transit in the city.</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 10628 at http://wlrn.org How A Fake Train Station Could Improve Public Transportation In Miami Thousands Of Sharks Make Annual Migration Along South Florida's Coast http://wlrn.org/post/thousands-sharks-make-annual-migration-along-south-floridas-coast <p>Discovery Channel's <a href="http://sharkweekcountdown.com/" target="_blank">Shark Week</a> isn't until August, but South Florida is in the midst of its own shark celebration of sorts. Now through the end of April, the inshore waters off the coasts of Palm Beach County to Miami-Dade County will teem with shark activity.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9633 at http://wlrn.org Thousands Of Sharks Make Annual Migration Along South Florida's Coast