Freedom of expression and Palestine On Univeristy Campuses

Samar and Ahmed discuss the Gaza solidarity encampment movement that has spread across the country with Georgetown PhD candidate Samar Saeed, who is on the ground at the encampment in George Washington University and Victoria...

USF students protest university funds linked to Israel/Hamas war [Updated 3/22/24]

About 30 students at the University of South Florida protested inside the Board of Trustees meeting at the Tampa campus today. Some of those students began a hunger strike to oppose university investments in companies...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., October 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Jacksonville police beat man Last Friday, Le’Keian Woods was brutally beaten by Jacksonville Sheriff’s officers. His family joined his attorneys for a news conference this week.   DeSantis campaigns in Tampa Governor Ron DeSantis campaigned...

New College Board of Trustees approves “mighty banyans” as new mascot against the wishes of students, alumni

New College’s Board of Trustees voted last night to change the institution’s official mascot, despite criticism from the community.
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Former and current New College faculty share concerns about present, future of institution

Matt Lepinski hadn't planned on resigning from New College of Florida, but during his last Board of Trustees meeting, he couldn’t see a way forward. 
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Former New College librarian says firing was “intentionally disruptive”

Helene Gold said over the past three weeks, she felt “increasingly out of the loop.” So, the librarian wasn’t surprised when she received a call on Monday, requesting her immediate presence in the library conference...
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Confirmation of New College Board of Trustees is advanced by Senate’s Postsecondary Education Committee

The Senate Postsecondary Education Committee advanced the confirmations of seven new members of New College of Florida’s Board of Trustees.

Thousands of Florida students have been committed under the Baker Act

Florida had 5,077 incidents of students being involuntarily committed under a mental-health law, the Baker Act, during the past school year.
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U.S. Education Secretary expresses solidarity with Florida’s LGBTQ students over “Don’t Say Gay” bill

The U.S. Education Secretary has spoken with LGBTQ students in Florida. He says he supports students even if their governor does not.

Azalea Middle School students are youngest to earn drone safety certification

Two middle school students in Pinellas County have become the youngest people to ever pass a particular drone safety certification. They did it through a special program at their school, Azalea Middle in St. Petersburg....

Find out where your kids can get free meals this summer

During the school year, many kids who don’t get enough to eat at home can get free or reduced-price lunches at school. But where do they turn during the summer months? Well, you can find...
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Plant High students upset at last-minute change to walkout rules

Students from Tampa Bay and across the country streamed out of their schools Friday in the latest round of gun-safety activism following the February shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland. At a...

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