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Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, speaks during the rally, in front of a screen that says "Freedom Lives Here."
Dec 02, 2022
A search for a president at Florida Gulf Coast University and a provost at the University of South Florida both failed recently. Critics see the failures as fallout from Florida’s thorny politics.

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December 2, 2022
A search for a president at Florida Gulf Coast University and a provost at the University of South Florida both failed recently. Critics see the failures as fallout from Florida’s thorny politics.
November 11, 2022
The University of South Florida asked the court to dismiss a lawsuit alleging breach of contract for COVID shutdowns. Its case rests on a broad interpretation of “sovereign immunity.”
November 2, 2022
Senator Ben Sasse was unanimously selected by trustees as the next president of the University of Florida, despite protests related to both the search and the candidate.
October 11, 2022
Senator Ben Sasse, tapped to be the next president of the University of Florida, traveled to the campus to build trust and assuage concerns. The visit ended with protests and a forum cut short.
April 5, 2022
Florida’s faculty union is urging students, faculty and staff members to ignore a state-mandated survey on the climate for college viewpoint diversity.
November 8, 2021
U of Florida says three professors can now testify as experts in an elections lawsuit, and accept customary payment for their time. The professors are suing the university anyway. UF’s faculty union describes a larger pattern of apparent political interference in academic matters.
November 3, 2021
The University of Florida’s critics aren’t satisfied with its change of heart -- that professors can testify in a voting rights case against the state now, as long as they do it for free. 
December 2, 2020
The movement to reform remedial education now has more research to back it up with this study on Florida's results.
April 6, 2020
Parents in Florida who had signed up for prepaid plans to save for college will get some extra time before starting monthly payments. The Florida Prepaid College Board announced today that it is deferring payments until July to help families through the economic and global health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a news release.
January 13, 2020
Federal officials have been scrutinizing foreign research ties for evidence of inappropriate influence. Now state lawmakers in Florida will do the same, raising concerns about potentially duplicative oversight.

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