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  • Gov. Scott appoints 2 new Valencia College trustees

     
    Gov. Rick Scott just announced two new appointments to Valencia College's board of trustees — Guillermo “Bill” Hansen and Fernando J. Perez. Here's what the governor's office said about the new trustees: Hansen, 54, of Kissimmee, has...
  • Today in Tallahassee: Prisons, guns, and more growth deregulation

     
    TALLAHASSEE –  A day after the Senate passed its legislative and congressional redistricting plans, the chamber is taking it easy today. Senate President Mike Haridopolos scrapped Wednesday's slated floor time (in case Democrats wanted to debate the...
  • UCF may take over Seminole school museum

     
    A deal is in the works to have the University of Central Florida take over operation of the Seminole school district's Student Museum, which for several years has been on the verge of closing for lack of funds. Details of the proposed deal have not been...
  • UCF considers small increases to parking, housing fees

     
    University of Central Florida trustees are slated to vote this afternoon on several small fee increases — including increases to housing and parking fees. The new costs would take effect next school year. Housing fees would rise an average of 2...
  • Class of Chinese students visits Union Park Elementary

     
    Forty students visiting from China spent the day at Union Park Elementary in Orange County on Wednesday, visiting the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes. The visiting students, from Chongqing Bashu Primary School, put on a show for their hosts by singing,...
  • UCF approves small increases in parking, housing fees

     
    University of Central Florida trustees have approved several small fee increases — including increases to housing and parking fees. The new costs will take effect next school year. Housing fees will rise an average of 2 percent for all nine-month...
  • UCF takes over museum

     
    The University of Central Florida has agreed to lease the Seminole school district's Student Museum in Sanford and plans to give the 110 year old Sanford Grammar School where it is located a new lease on life. Under terms of the agreement approved by...
  • UCF professor: Poverty explains a lot about school rankings, likely hides some school successes

     
    A University of Central Florida professor saw the rankings of Florida's public schools, ran some numbers and determined that statewide nearly half the difference in rankings could be explained by the varying rates of poor children enrolled at the...
  • UCF will open India Studies Center thanks to $10 million gift

     
    UCF is opening an India studies center — a center devoted to the study and exploration of the country's culture, economics and other issues. University officials recently announced they are expanding UCF's popular India studies program thanks to a...
  • Study: Top college administrators receiving bigger raises

     
    The results of a new national survey show that college administrators are getting bigger raises. The median base salary increase was 2 percent in 2011-12 compared to 1.4 percent in 2010-11 and less than 1 percent the year before, according to a report...
  • New Obama higher ed ad features UCF shot

     
    Obama for America — President Barack Obama's re-election campaign organization — has cut a new Florida ad touting the president's record pushing for more money and student grants for higher education. It includes a clip shot at the...
  • UCF student member of team that turns smartphone into microscope

     
    A university of Central Florida student is among a group of students who have figured out how to turn a smartphone into a virtual microscope that can detect malaria. “It sounds crazy, I know,” said Tristan Gibeau, a UCF graduate student who...