Administrators at Florida Atlantic University didn't have the gumption to stand up to a propaganda assault from the Christian right and investigate communications instructor Deandre Poole's report of threats from a disgruntled student. They chose instead to hang Poole out to dry in the idiot wind. A ... More >>
The student organizers behind the protests at Florida Atlantic University are currently prepping for a high-noon showdown Q&A Friday with school President Mary Jane Saunders. The topic on the table is the administration's decision to sell off the Owls' stadium naming rights to the GEO Group, one ... More >>
Florida Atlantic University has finally sold the naming rights to its football stadium.
FAU and the GEO Group are set to finalize a deal on Tuesday to let the company have the naming rights.
The GEO Group, which was founded by George Zoley, who received his bachelor's and master's at FAU and is a ... More >>
Boca's reputation as a place for old rich people to live out their final days on gated golf courses makes it easy to forget that the city is home to a major university. And wherever there are college kids, there's a thirst for cheap beer and plenty of it. Enter the Night Owl Boca, a sporty bar that ... More >>
By now, more than 2 million people have already voted in Florida, accounting for nearly one-fifth of the state's voters and trouncing early concerns that voter-suppression measures would stymie turnout.
We already knew how bogus concerns over voter fraud were, but does the same go for our trepidat ... More >>
Beer: It's what's for dinner. Or, at least, it is this week. Beer dinners, tap takeovers, beer pairings; there's a lot of brews to be had in South Florida. Must be getting close to Oktoberfest. In the meantime, after the jump, find a roundup of food- and drink-related events this week in Broward and ... More >>
Broward Vice Mayor Kristin Jacobs, who last year tried banning the sale of bongs, is the newest member of the Intergovernmental Coastal Oceans Task Force, a group of lawmakers and eco-experts appointed to protect us from the forthcoming watery woe of climate change.The group is said to represent the ... More >>
Update, 12:35 p.m.: Added comment from FAU President Mary Jane Saunders.Yesterday, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce gave Florida's four-year colleges an 'A' grade on an extensive rubric that includes efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and student access.Also yesterday: The trustees of Florida ... More >>
Yesterday, we brought you the details of Allen West's 2012 campaign contributions -- how he's pulled in more than $1.8 million between January and the end of March, with more than half of contributions from donors giving over $200 coming from outside the state.He has $3,334,632 left in his war chest ... More >>
Cupcake Couture Sweet Boutique in Delray Beach scored a culinary coup this week when their sweet baked goods were served to President Barack Obama who spoke Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University as part of a visit to South Florida (view a slideshow of images here). The boutique bakery's cupcakes we ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Jesse ScanlonJesse Scanlon, a 21-year-old English major at Florida Atlantic University, recently completed a 2,500-mile bike ride across the country. He rode from Jacksonville Beach to Los Angeles (with a stop in Tijuana), covering anywhere from 20 miles to 100 miles a day. He c ... More >>
Welcome back from the Fourth of July weekend. Here's what's in the local news:Clouds and persistent record-setting rain dampened Independence Day plans. Flooded streets in Hollywood and Miramar, which accumulated more than five inches of rain Monday. [Sun-Sentinel]A Florida Atlantic University re ... More >>
Slavery museum has a captive audienceEver wondered what it feels like to lift a 32-pound bucket of tomatoes? When the Coalition of Imokalee Workers' Modern Day Slavery Museum, which kicked off its statewide tour last week, hits town you'll have a chance. That 32-pound bucket is part of the ... More >>
(left to right): Manjunath Pendakur, John F. Pritchett, Bob Newmark, Robert Rabil: Yet another peace effort.Florida Atlantic University just can't leave well enough alone. It's been much too long since the school was accused of harboring terrorists -- but a day without anti-Muslim hysteria is a d ... More >>