For 12 years, Michael Schwam worked throughout Florida for Anthem Education, a for-profit college. But this spring, he knew "something was wrong, big-time." Students on campus were telling the regional vice president there were no books available for their classes. A student complained about taking ... More >>
Broward College administration must be brought to account for paying starvation wages to its faculty. I have taught American government and American history, primarily at Broward College, as an adjunct professor since 2004. Due to unannounced circumstances this semester, and as has been done many t ... More >>
You may think you know a lot about beer, but are you ready to take your knowledge to the next level? As in, getting a getting a graduate degree in brews? After two semesters of beer academy, Riverside Market is taking learning to new heights with their beer grad school. Open to students who partici ... More >>
On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott's offices sent out a news release that declared, "Gov. Scott Announces Anthem Education Expansion in Fort Lauderdale, 70 New Jobs." It explained that the for-profit college will be locating its "North American headquarters" to Fort Lauderdale, spending $300,000 on a bui ... More >>
The University of Central Florida has halted fraternity and sorority activities in order to get a handle on the multiple reports of hazing and alcohol abuse among frats, and that so, as the school puts it, "Greek culture reflects the values of the UCF Creed." In 2011 UCF's Sigma Chi was placed on d ... More >>
Keiser University of Fort Lauderdale hasn't admitted any wrongdoing.But the company/school agreed yesterday to provide free retraining -- and not to mislead prospective students. That is pretty horrible stuff coming from an educational institution.As our feature story showed not along ago, many ... More >>
It seems our news story this week on for-profit colleges struck a nerve. We've gotten a number of email responses from people who say they, like those in the story, feel they were misled or cheated by America's for-profit education industry.They include Julio Lopez, who says he worked for 13 years a ... More >>
We weren't the only ones to post criticism of for-profit colleges this week (see the news item: "For-Profit Colleges Cheat Students and Get Away With It").U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin has released a scathing report that criticizes the for-profit education industry, echoing many complaints that surfaced in a ... More >>
You'd need only one guess to figure out which congressman criticized President Obama for using college students as "political pawns" hours before going into Congress to use college students as political pawns.Explaining his vote on Friday's extension of student loan interest rate cuts, Congressman A ... More >>
The Dream Act would help immigrant students.A bill that would make college more affordable for undocumented immigrants has recently been filed in the Florida Legislature.If passed, the Dream Act would allow undocumented immigrants who attended three or more years of high school in Florida to qual ... More >>
florida.arrests.orgJanseel SinghThink of all the things a Swiss Army knife can do -- open a tin can or bottle of wine, file your nails, or even stab a former fraternity pledge, like the cops say 28-year-old Janseel Singh did yesterday.Police say Singh -- one of the "founding fathers" of Florida A ... More >>
Jimmy Dac Ho, the 47-year-old Vietnamese-American man who has been charged with fatally shooting escort Sheri Carter a month ago, resigned from his job as a Florida Atlantic University police officer after confessing to the shooting.Ho met Carter through the escorts listing section on Backpage.co ... More >>
andrew_mc_dYou get home from a long night out and what is the first thing you want to do? Crawl into your bed and hope tomorrow does not bring sickness from the night's mistakes? Yes -- but first, Must. Have. Grease.We all know the feeling. You just can't quite roll into bed until you stuff your ... More >>
The University of South Florida residence halls have been the sight of two bizarre, terrifying sex crimes in the past three months, both involving young men who were visiting the school. Last week a 23-year-old woman was allegedly raped in her sleep by a man who was a friend of a friend. This while ... More >>
browardhealth.orgGoldstoneJudging by Marc Goldstone's email inbox, the week of May 11 began like any other. That was a Monday, and the general counsel for the North Broward Hospital District exchanged emails with CEO Frank Nask about attending a health care convention the first week of June. But by ... More >>
Alan Mendelson, a former close Charlie Crist aide and fundraiser, has resigned his post as treasurer of the Florida Medical Association PAC, a powerful political fund that has raised about $10 million in the past 12 years. MendelsohnWhile the Hollywood ophthalmologist -- who is probably ... More >>
Nobody likes an injustice, especially when kids are involved. But ladies and gentlemen, that's exactly what we have. When Playboy announced the magazine's picks for best party school this week, this nation saw the worst kind of injustice since the Alpha Betas framed the Tri-Lambs in Revenge of the N ... More >>
Yes, as a matter of fact, it does. That's according to a fun web site created by Virgil Griffith, a 25-year-old CalTech grad student. He created the site (which has since gone down from too much traffic) to compare the kinds of music Facebook users list as their favorite with the average SAT sc ... More >>
A middle-aged Fort Lauderdale brunette named "Janet" laid out her finances on television Saturday for CNBC financial advice maven Suze Orman. And it was kinda sad, in a rich people tumbling into the middle class way. Janet and her significantly older husband had entrusted Madoff with $5 million ... More >>
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Agnes Essien left Nigeria three decades ago, earned a Ph.D., and ended up minding a market
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Gary Snyder can't seem to get his degree from Florida Atlantic University. But he has gotten the president angry and under oath.