John Thrasher has held a lot of positions in his life: speaker of the Florida House, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, lobbyist, chairman of Rick Scott's reelection campaign, and current state senator. Yesterday the Florida State University Board of Trustees voted 11-2 to appoint Thrashe ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke calls for an end to racism at a southern institution of higher learning. Whenever people accuse me of playing the race card, I ... More >>
Like many Miamians, you probably read our August 21 story about FIU frat brothers openly selling drugs on Facebook and thought to yourself: Those guys are f---ed. Al contrario, mi amigo. This is Florida, where bad deeds go unpunished all the time and state law practically encourages people to shoot ... More >>
Florida International University announced today it was suspending its Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity over Facebook posts apparently showing rampant drug dealing by frat brothers on campus. The posts, obtained by Riptide, also show evidence of hazing, cheating on exams, and creep shots of naked women sh ... More >>
Earlier this week the Princeton Review named, of all colleges, the University of Iowa as America's most party happy school. While Florida State and University of Florida made the top 10, the University of Miami, once the undisputed party school champion of the world back in the '80s, was no where to ... More >>
Miami's School for Advanced Studies has finally cracked the top ten of Newsweek's annual America's Best High School list; coming in at sixth this year. That would make it Florida's second best public high school amongst a top ten list that is surprisingly Sunshine State heavy.
When police at the University of Central Florida responded to a fire alarm in a dorm early this morning, they found a nightmare scenario: one man dead of a gunshot wound inside a dorm room full of improvised explosives and heavy weaponry.UCF has now canceled classes and evacuated hundreds of student ... More >>
It's not the best public university in Florida. But soon it will be the most expensive. The State University System's Board of Governors announced today that it's approved a tuition raise of 15 percent for Florida International University, and full time students will pay $4,669 a year starting ... More >>
Jeffrey Brown, a 19-year-old former redshirt freshman defensive lineman with the Miami Hurricanes, has accepted a plea deal in a case involving his alleged rape of a female University of Miami student in a dorm room. As part of the deal Brown will face no prison time and will not have a felon ... More >>
The arrest of former Miami Dolphin Daryl Gardener has it all: cougars, accusations of cheating, sorority houses, cologne bottles, and a club called Fubar.The 38-year-old former defensive tackle was arrested early Tuesday morning in front of the University of Central Florida's Zeta Tau Alpha house ... More >>
Ashley Cowie, a sophomore at Florida State University, was shot and killed last month after an AK-47 accidentally went off at a party at a property housing fraternity brothers. Clearly, firearms and college parties don't mix well, but a bill introduced last month would allow students at Florida ... More >>
In US News and World Report's rankings of America's best colleges, the state of Florida boast two schools in the top 50: University of Florida and University of Miami. Forbes is now in the college ranking business too, and the rankings for the schools in Florida strike as a bit weird. Only o ... More >>
UWF President Judith Bence and USF President Judy Genshaft: Exceptions to an unwritten rule? Do Florida's public universities have a reluctance to put women on top? On one side, you could point out that only two of the 11 schools in the system have a female president. On the other hand, you co ... More >>
University of Miami used to be a "Top Party Schools" mainstay back in the 80's, coming in at #2 on Playboy's first 1987 list, but with a rise on academic lists came a fall on the party lists. UM didn't even make Playboy's list last year (the top spot went to University of Florida), but it appears th ... More >>
Experimental filmmaker Chris Kraus speaks at MoCA.
Guster October 14, 2007 The Culture Room Better Than: And egghead keg party 10 years after graduating college. Thank Zeus for huge favors: Last night Guster did not open for Barenaked Ladies or Toad the Wet Sprocket or Modest Mouse (as they have in the past), nor did they play a college campus (as ... More >>
Gabe Pendas wants to save college kids a bundle. And this brawler might just do it.
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The parking garage
Why Mitch Maidique and Armando Codina hate Amendment 11
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That's what UM administrators did rather than answer questions about athletes and academics
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As the university grows and grows, it has hit some of its neighbors
The Sunny Side of the Bleat: C'mon, guys, put on a happy face!
President Eduardo Padron has instituted an impressive program of intimidation at Miami-Dade Community College
FIU administrators think spending millions on a football program will do wonders for their school, and they'll sideline anyone who disagrees
FIU University Park Campus
Metro-Dade Community College president Eduardo Padron has won a reputation as a take-charge leader -- and an intellectual thug
Forget River City; there are problems aplenty at the New World School of the Arts, where members of the music faculty have declared war on their boss
Superintendent Roger Cuevas and a few dozen of his top administrators received graduate degrees from diploma mills. No wonder Dade's schools are in such great shape.
After ten years as city manager, Cesar Odio is still catching flak about his college education. Give the guy a break. Better yet, give him a diploma.
The state Board of Regents isn't standing between FIU and an accredited architecture school - Mitch Maidique is.
-- dry rush. No hazing. And you need to pull a permit to throw a decent party. It's enough to make a UM Greek hurl.
How to turn your trivia knowledge into fabulous prizes
I entered the Rolling Stone Rock & Roll Bowl on a whim. How'd I do? Just call me Johnny Ca$h.
When Dade's Chamber of Commerce considered backing FIU instead of FAMU in the fight for a new state law school, they figured it would be a walk in the park
FIU's first gay-rights group finds disciples of Anita Bryant alive and well on campus