Unwilling to wait for an unwilling Legislature, Florida Poly administrators have identified other funds to begin construction of a $38 million research building. In an hour interview, university President Randy Avent discussed development on the land surrounding the campus, leading County Commissioner Todd Dantzler to comment that he’s heard there’s a letter of intent to purchase the 2,000-acre parcel from Williams Acquisition Holdings.
The High School Police Academy is one of the tools the Lakeland Police Department is using to recruit future officers.
Auditors said the university kept poor records on spending of $2 million in state funds to work with a contractor on design of a statewide anti-hazing course for college freshmen that was ultimately taken by only 184 students, Fox 13 News reports.
Florida Southern College’s iconic Annie Pfeiffer Chapel is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it was newly named to Southern Living’s list of “The South’s Most Beautiful Chapels.” (The designation is so new that it doesn’t appear to be on the magazine’s website yet.) On the other hand, the 1941 structure presents expensive maintenance challenges and its interior is currently closed to the public because of the effects of recent heavy rains | Photo gallery
- Every public school will have a uniformed law enforcement officer next week, the last of the school year.
- Students will be prohibited from bringing backpacks to school next week.