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  • Report: UF, FSU will raise tuition 1.7%

    Two of Florida's largest public universities -- the University of Florida and Florida State University -- will raise undergraduate tuition for the coming school year, according to local news reports. On Friday, the board of trustees at FSU voted 10-3 to...
  • Indictment halts UCF's hiring plans

    Indictment halts UCF's hiring plans
    Talk about a hiring hiccup. Last year, the University of Central Florida began courting — and paying — a Rhode Island expert to join UCF's sports-management program. His name: Daniel E. Doyle. And even though Doyle was in the midst of a...
  • Lake-Sumter State not planning tuition increase for 2013-14

    Trustees at Lake-Sumter State College do not plan to raise tuition for the coming school year, a college spokeswoman said. The college is proposing to freeze tuition for lower-division courses -- those that can be applied to an associate degree -- at...
  • UCF student's blood tested for alcohol after crash kills Orlando man

    UCF student's blood tested for alcohol after crash kills Orlando man
    A University of Central Florida student's blood was tested for alcohol after she was accused of causing a fatal head-on crash early Saturday. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said the test was ordered after first responders to the 5:30 a.m....
  • Freebie Friday: Free events in Orlando

    Freebie Friday: Free events in Orlando
    Free events and things to do in Orlando and surrounding areas this week. See what you can find that won't cost you a dime!   EVENTS LEESBURG BIKEFEST: today-Sunday; Downtown Leesburg, Main Street, Leesburg; free; 352-365-0053. EARTH FEST: with...
  • Disney builds up the less-glamorous 'guts' of its hotel rooms

    Disney builds up the less-glamorous 'guts' of its hotel rooms
    Walt Disney World has historically set its hotels apart by designing them with over-the-top themes, from an African village to a national park lodge to a sprawling ode to popular culture. Now, however, the giant resort is focusing on improving the less-...
  • To train Imagineers and attractions artists of tomorrow, college creates MFA in themed entertainment design

    To train Imagineers and attractions artists of tomorrow, college creates MFA in themed entertainment design
    If you’re in college and hoping to get a job in the themed-attractions industry, this week’s IAAPA Expo had to be a heartening sight, based on the event’s size and attendance. The annual trade show, hosted by the International...
  • Report: UCF, FSU among “least rigorous” universities

     
    Several public universities in Florida – including the University of Central Florida – have been named among the nation's “least rigorous” schools in a ranking released this week by Newsweek and the Daily Beast. Five state...
  • Universities pledge to help 3.8 million more people get degrees by 2025

     
    Nearly 490 public colleges and universities — including the University of Central Florida — have joined together, pledging to help 3.8 million more students earn college degrees by 2025. Its a goal designed to help make the United States...
  • Valencia honored for role in helping Hispanics earn degrees

     
    Valencia College was recognized this week for its role in helping Hispanics earn college degrees. A program at Valencia that guarantees students with associate degrees will be admitted to the University of Central Florida has been selected as the nation'...
  • UCF student shares story that ‘It Gets Better’

     
    Hunter Fromm, 18, says taking part in the special “It Gets Better” helped improve relations with his dad. “It's kind of easier to talk about things today,” Fromm says. “It was a big breakthrough for us. I think the show...
  • UCF launches ad campaign to promote its “big” size

     
    The University of Central Florida has launched an ad campaign to promote its “big” size. UCF, which has faced criticism and some hard questions over its decision to keep growing despite having one of the nation's highest student-faculty ...