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Video Illustrates Avent’s Vision for Florida Poly

A video combining drone footage and animation illustrates the vision for growth of Florida Polytechnic University and an  adjacent research park contained in the school’s 2018-2023 strategic plan. Four-thousand undeveloped acres by the university “will be where private companies and academic researchers come together to commercialize innovation,” Poly President Randy Avent said. The video was […]

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Rally Reveals Rift Between Poly Leadership, Faculty Union

About two dozen Florida Poly students and faculty members attended a rally on campus before a Board of Trustees meeting today to highlight issues, including the recent termination of three union leaders. The university president expressed disappointment that the union is veering into topics other than collective bargaining negotiations and going public with its grievances […]

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Florida Poly President Discusses New Building, Area Development

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 […]