Florida

No Convictions for Al-Arian

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Professor fired by U. of South Florida found not guilty on some charges, renewing debate over his dismissal and academic freedom.

Heading South

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Many Rust Belt states see students migrating out, generally to the Sun Belt, federal study finds. Should policy makers care?

Murderers, Video and Academic Freedom

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Are killers rampant in college classrooms? Are student views being squelched? Depends if you ask Pat Robertson or legislative analysts.

Florida Isolationism

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Professors say legislation to limit their travel to "terrorist states" will hurt academic freedom, but Jeb Bush likes the idea.

Cents and Sense

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Change in Florida law wipes out community college tuition and fees for qualified students.

Summer School Rules

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Florida universities consider year-round classes; some experts see idea as wave of the future, but others caution that it's more difficult than it sounds.

Florida Pushes Foreign Languages

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Chancellor seeks greater focus on Chinese and Portuguese -- through online instruction -- to prepare students for global economy.

A Fee That Is Not a Fee

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Strapped for cash to pay for faculty and constrained by lawmakers from raising tuition, president of U. of Florida devises a $1,000 academic “charge.”

An Unknown Resource?

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Research suggests that institutional sex offender registries aren't commonly used or known -- even to offenders themselves.

Florida Tuition Hikes Vetoed

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Governor nixes plan to give research universities power to increase historically low rates, and freezes rates statewide.

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