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  • Central Florida's young black men battle stereotypes

    Central Florida's young black men battle stereotypes
    They are more likely to get shot, go to jail, drop out of school, end up in foster care, be abandoned by their fathers and have children of their own while they're still teenagers. Compared with other Americans, young black men have the statistical...
  • UCF, you paid too much

    UCF, you paid too much
    University of Central Florida trustees decided on Thursday to spend $15.1 million on 25 acres -- just more than $600,000 an acre -- in Lake Nona's Medical City. By one longtime land developer and investor's estimate, that's 25-33 percent more than it...
  • 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-...
  • Photos: First Lady drops in at YMCA, rallies at UCF

     
    Team Obama returned to Orlando, Tuesday, with First Lady Michelle Obama making a surprise visit to the Blanchard Park YMCA, where she exercised and played games with students. She then moved onto the University of Central Florida to rally about 2,500...
  • HD 49 race: A crowded field for a diverse new House seat

     
    TALLAHASSEE – For proof of how demographic shifts and redistricting are shaking up the political calculus in Central Florida, look no further than the races shaping up in Metro Orlando around several newly drawn, Hispanic-populated legislative...
  • Jill Biden to participate this morning in Valencia College roundtable discussion

     
    Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will participate in a roundtable discussion at Valencia College this morning that focuses on the nationally-recognized partnership that Valencia has forged with the University of Central Florida to help...
  • Michelle Obama drops by Blanchard Y, works out with area kids

     
    First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit to the Blanchard Park YMCA outside of Orlando, joining groups of elementary-school children for workouts before heading to the University of Central Florida for a speech to election campaign supporters....
  • Taking the political pulse of UCF

     
    The Sentinel scouted the University of Central Florida campus before First Lady Michelle Obama's scheduled campaign stop at the school Tuesday afternoon. We sought the political pulse of students as the country heads toward the presidential election in...
  • ...about that 'gay parenting study'

     
    Dennis Byrne today cites new research by Mark Regnerus, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin: On 25 of 50 different "outcomes" the study evaluated, "the children of women who've had same-sex relationships fare quite.......
  • Report: UCF might open organic food store on campus

     
    Trustees at the University of Central Florida gave a nod last week to the idea of opening an organic food store on campus, according to the student newspaper, the Central Florida Future. The university is considering leasing land at the intersection of...
  • Old Sanford school gets new life as UCF history center

     
    The old Sanford Grammar School is taking on a new life as the University of Central Florida's first Public History Center. The old school built in 1902 and on the National Register of Historic Places will be a focal point for both students and the...
  • 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...