Broward College

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The union representing 14 former Broward College faculty counselors has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the college.

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On this Monday, June 15, episode of Sundial:

Dueling Rallies In South Florida

Protests over police brutality continued in South Florida for the third week in a row. They’re calling for an end to police violence against the Black community and many are proposing sweeping reforms to the criminal justice system, including defunding of police departments. 

This weekend things were different. There was a “law and order” rally in downtown Miami and in Miami Lakes, Trump supporters celebrated the President’s birthday and carried signs that said “All Lives Matter.”

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The union representing faculty at Broward College started a petition asking the administration to reinstate 14 counselors who were laid off in April, a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic’s economic devastation.

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Bobby Henderson holds up a tiny blue plastic octopus with a monocle and a hat, its legs clicking against each other as they dangle in the air.

The octopus figurine — and another one, of the baby Yoda character made famous by last year’s “Star Wars” spinoff show “The Mandalorian” — are the kinds of trinkets Henderson usually makes using Broward College’s 3-D printers.

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South Florida’s large community colleges are canceling classes and preparing to transition to online learning, after facing criticism from students for not initally following other higher education institutions’ lead amid the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.

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Miami Dade College is closing its medical campus indefinitely after discovering that a visitor who attended a recent event there has tested positive for the coronavirus disease COVID-19, the school announced Thursday afternoon.

The medical campus is located at 950 NW 2oth St. in Miami, near Jackson Memorial Hospital. The college has also canceled events at all of its campuses.

FAU research
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Research students from Florida Atlantic University, Broward College and Miami Dade College showcased their projects Friday morning at the 9th annual student research symposium in Davie. 

The students were judged on how clearly they were able to communicate their research to an audience that reaches beyond fellow scientists.

Many of the projects focused on health and environmental issues - like studying Bachman's sparrow. 

adjunct professors
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About 75 adjunct faculty at Broward College and their supporters rallied Tuesday at the college’s south campus in Pembroke Pines, shouting “We don’t want your hunger games, workers want a living wage.”

The part-time professors are also demanding access to some form of health care, Social Security benefits and more job security – rather than getting contracted from one semester to the next.

"If you're a full time student, about $2,400 a year."

"Roughly, $3,400 a semester."

"All in, it's about $50,000."

That’s just the range of tuition across three schools in South Florida — Broward College, Florida International University and the University of Miami — as described by their leaders.

 

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Two South Florida community colleges are in the running for a prestigious national award — and the biggest share of a $1 million prize.

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Adjunct professors at Miami Dade College — which boasts one of the largest undergraduate enrollments in the country — announced on Monday their plans to unionize, at a time when state and federal policy has struck major blows to organized labor.

Gregory Haile

Broward College named a new president Wednesday, the seventh in the school’s history.

Gregory Haile was unanimously appointed by a five-member trustee board, which cited Haile's knowledge of the community, previous work with the college and passion for education. He is expected to take over his new role in July. 

Haile was promoted from his current job as the college’s general counsel and vice president for public policy and government affairs, which he has held for the past seven years.

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South Florida’s community college presidents are fighting a legislative proposal they argue would especially hurt low-income people and minorities — who make up the majority of their student bodies.

The leaders of Miami Dade College, Broward College and Palm Beach State College — whose schools enroll about half of all community college students in Florida — are teaming up to oppose Senate Bill 540, a chief priority of Republican Senate President Joe Negron.

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A packed auditorium at Broward College Thursday heard from local experts about how climate change and sea-level rise will affect the future. 

Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Broward County's chief climate resilience officer,  and her Miami-Dade counterpart,  James Murley, gave a talk at the South Campus. 

Students like psychology major Aurora Trejos, 23, came to ask Jurado and Murley if the data is really as "doom and gloom" as it seems. 

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