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Fate of immigrant in-state tuition bill still not clear in Florida listen

04/30/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Jack Latvala, Aaron Bean, immigration, public education, university, in-state-tuition

The Florida Senate is still considering a bill that would let undocumented students who have lived and attended high school in Florida pay in-state college tuition. The watered down measure wouldn’t give the student residence status. Some critics argue it doesn’t go far enough. But during debate on the Senate floor Wednesday, several Republicans countered that it goes too far. And Jacksonville Senator Aaron Bean added the bill isn’t necessary because universities already have the power to wai...

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Florida Polytechnic University opens first building for admissions listen

12/04/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Florida Polytechnic, JD Alexander, Lakeland, Florida, education, university

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Florida’s 12th public university is months away from teaching its first class of students, but Wednesday its first building was opened in Lakeland. Florida Polytechnic now has a sterile-looking building open for prospective students to speak with admission counselors. Scott Rhodes, executive director of enrollment services, says the goal is to enroll 500 students by the start of the school’s inaugural semester next August.

“It’s a 5,000 square foot facility. We have ten full time staff th...

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