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A new study says allowing the estimated 750,000 undocumented immigrants living in Florida to obtain driver’s licenses would not only ease their lives, but also increase state revenue and public safety.

The findings of the study by nonpartisan Florida Policy Institute (FPI) could play a large part in upcoming legislation being introduced by state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, aimed at allowing driver’s licenses for all.

The bill would align Florida with 14 other states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, all of whom have passed similar laws.

Willie Taggart Fired As FSU Football Coach

Nov 4, 2019

Florida State has fired Willie Taggart, the move coming a day after the Seminoles lost to rival Miami and with the team in danger of missing a bowl for the second consecutive season.

Al Diaz / Miami Herald

For many people, preparing for a hurricane often means making a decision about whether to evacuate or stay and ride out the storm.

Hector Gambino / El Nuevo Herald

Florida International University hopes to soon join the state's top tier of public colleges, working toward a formal status of "preeminent" that has come with millions of additional dollars from the state in recent years.

An appointed board that oversees public universities in Florida is expected to designate FIU an "emerging preeminent" school during a three-day meeting in Tampa this week. The State University System Board of Governors' strategic planning committee approved the label on Wednesday morning, and the full board will consider it on Thursday afternoon.

Florida State University came under scrutiny when a student began a Twitter thread calling out what she says is a lack of accessibility for disabled students on campus.

Music Therapy In NICUs Can Help Babies Get Home Sooner

May 2, 2019
DAVE BARFIELD / TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Research shows that music therapy in neonatal intensive care units helps infants get released from the hospital early. Experts in Florida helped pioneer the practice, and now it's expanding. 

For centuries, lullabies have helped soothe babies to sleep. But it's only in the last couple decades that research showed, for premature babies, these slow, simple tunes could be life-changing.

A 40-year-old man opened fire on Friday evening in the Hot Yoga Tallahassee studio, shooting six people in total, two fatally, and pistol-whipping a seventh person before killing himself, Tallahassee police said.

Police identified the dead as Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21.

Two people were admitted to a hospital and are in stable condition while three others have been released from the hospital, police said.

Five Florida Public Universities Crack Top 100

Sep 10, 2018
Miami Herald

Florida universities continued their academic climb in the latest U.S. News & World Report annual college rankings, placing five schools in the country’s top 100 public universities for the first time.

The 2019 rankings, which were released Monday, included:

--- The University of Florida moved from No. 9 to No. 8 on the list, continuing its quest to become one of the top five public research universities.

--- Florida State University jumped seven spots to No. 26, just outside its goal of reaching the top 25 public universities.

Miami Herald

A month-long suspension of Greek life at Florida International University is about to come to an end, and President Mark Rosenberg said the school will have some answers on Feb. 1 about what’s going to happen next.

The university will make a formal announcement then, but Rosenberg said he plans to strengthen student misconduct policies and enforcement. He also said the university will hold several “public dialogues” with alumni who are members of Greek organizations during the month of February.

Nine men are facing hazing charges in connection with the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge, police said Tuesday.

All fraternities and sororities at Florida State University have been suspended indefinitely after the death of 20-year old Alex Coffey at a fraternity event. FSU John Thrasher made the announcement earlier this week.

NPR

A Florida State University study links declining bumble bee populations with climate change.

The researchers examined three bumble bee species in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and found warmer temperatures are affecting flowers, the animals’ food source.

Lead investigator Jane Ogilvie considers the findings a warning for other places like Florida, where she says the issue is not as well-studied.

“There could be subtle changes in how flowers are distributed in a place like Florida that could have these knock-on effects on pollinators.”

FSU Scores Big On National Signing Day

Feb 5, 2016
Jason Getz / USA TODAY Sports

Florida State University is no stranger to collegiate athletic success. The school's football program took advantage of its past success to recruit some of the best high school players of 2016, based on commitments announced on Wednesday, National Signing Day.

 

FSU had a busy day to say the least, rounding up a total of 25 players: one 1 5-star player, 17 4-star players and seven 3-star players.

 

 

C.W. Griffin / Miami Herald Staff

Maybe you're a college football fan. If you are, regardless of your team loyalty, you understand all that goes with fandom: the ecstasy of winning, the despair of losing and everything in between. You own a T-shirt or jersey or cap, at the least. You may even go as far as painting your face, maybe your whole body, to the games.

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