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Florida Drive-In Movie Repeal Moves

Posted: 03/25/2011 - In 1953, if you were going to see From Here to Eternity, or a double feature of Shane and Roman Holiday at the drive-in theater, there could be a big problem with traffic backing up at the entrance as people paid for themselves and their dates.

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Teen Be Out Day Fills the Gap While School Is Out

Posted: 03/25/2011 - The Palmer Munroe Teen Center is going to be full of excitement for Teen Be Out Day on Monday, March 28. From 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., teens can hang out, socialize and take part in some fun activities, like making music and playing a little ball.

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Senate Ed Budget Sparking New Battle on Pensions

Posted: 03/25/2011 - The Senate Education PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee forwarded a budget slashing per-student funding by 6.2 percent to the Senate Budget Committee, even as some members said they were uneasy with assumed cuts to spending on pensions for teachers.

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Little Money For University Construction, Repairs

Posted: 03/25/2011 - Forget those ambitious plans to build that state-of-the-art biology building with plush offices, classrooms and labs. Actually, don’t even count on routine roof repairs to dozens of public university buildings.

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Scott Mends Fences With State Board of Education

Posted: 03/25/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott made friendly overtures to the State Board of Education in the wake of a critical letter the board chair sent blasting Scott’s treatment of outgoing Department of Education Commissioner Eric Smith.

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FSU Music Grad Wins Big at the Met

Posted: 03/24/2011 - A recent graduate of The Florida State University College of Music has been selected as one of five winners in the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

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Growing with Tallahassee

Posted: 03/24/2011 - The 8th Annual Growing with Tallahassee Breakfast and Forum is held.

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FSU Student Fraud, Forgery Leads to Fraternity Suspension

Updated: 03/25/2011 - FSU Police say an engineering student was engineering a scheme to defraud the university out of thousands of dollars. That led to a fraternity being suspended after a lengthy investigation into forgery transactions that are just as lengthy.

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PTA Rallies Against Budget Cuts

Posted: 03/24/2011 - Governor Rick Scott wants to cut three billion dollars from education. The state legislature is looking to cut less, but there’s little chance schools end up unharmed in next year’s budget. Parents, teachers and students say they can’t handle anymore cuts, and they took that message to the state capitol, but the governor wasn’t there.

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Mock Surgery at the Capitol

Posted: 03/24/2011 - The Florida State Assembly of the Association of Surgical Technologists put on a mock knee replacement in the courtyard of the Capitol.

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Foster Care Education Measure Moves Forward

Posted: 03/24/2011 - A bill aimed at helping youth in Florida’s foster care system navigate the education system sailed through a House committee Wednesday, March 23, following a similar reception in a Senate committee the day before.

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Wilkins Gives Nubia Response Update to House Panel

Posted: 03/24/2011 - A House committee chairwoman cautioned the new head of Florida’s child welfare system on March 23 that lawmakers will be watching his response to one of the state’s worst-ever child abuse cases.

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Ringling Museum of Art Names Steven High as Executive Director

Posted: 03/24/2011 - Steven High was named executive director of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, home to the Ca’ d’Zan mansion, Museum of Art featuring a rare Old Masters collection, Circus Museum and Historic Asolo Theater.

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Gov. Scott Meets With Board of Governors

Updated: 03/24/2011 - Before Governor Scott jetted off to Jacksonville to sign the merit pay bill, he greeted a full room of people at the Board of Governors meeting on March 24.

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Lawmakers on Board With Ads on School Buses

Posted: 03/24/2011 - Corporate-sponsored school buses could become a reality under a bill that permits advertising on school buses, seen as a way to bring in much-needed dollars for school districts to spend on transportation.

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FAMU and FSU SGAs Co-Sponsor the State of the Student Summit

Posted: 03/24/2011 - The summit will bring together a diverse compilation of today’s top leaders from around the nation in business, academia, media, politics and education to attack major issues affecting America's students domestically and globally.

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FAMU to Host its Weekend of Rededication

Posted: 03/24/2011 - Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host its Weekend of Rededication (WORD) and spring Alumni Meeting April 28 through April 30.

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