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Students at the University of South Florida held a moment of silence and were asked to sign a pledge to take measures to prevent hazing, just days after another state university temporarily banned Greek life due to the death of a fraternity pledge.

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Florida State University indefinitely suspended its 55 fraternities and sororities Monday after the alcohol-related death of a freshman pledge and cocaine charges for another fraternity member.

State Universities Get Boost In Annual Rankings

Sep 13, 2017

In what state university leaders say is another sign of improving quality, Florida's top public universities rose to new heights in the latest U.S. News & World Report annual college rankings.

Tallahassee naturalist and Florida State University adjunct Professor Bruce Means is celebrating his latest discovery, three new species of salamanders inhabiting the Gulf Coastal Plain.

Two of them, the Hillis’s Dwarf Salamander and the Bog Dwarf Salamander, occur only in the western Florida panhandle. Means says the docile, two-inch long creatures like to hunt for insects on lime-green patches of Sphagnum moss.

Bucs QB Winston, Rape Accuser Settle Civil Lawsuit

Dec 15, 2016
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and the woman who accused him of rape while both attended Florida State University have settled the civil lawsuit she brought against him.

Florida Board of Governors

The Florida Board of Governors has taken the first steps toward approving a standard search process for university presidents, with a final vote on approving the policy expected at the panel's June meeting.

Florida State To Sell Beer At Baseball Games

Feb 1, 2016
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Florida State University will sell beer at baseball games this season.

FSU Settles Lawsuit Over Jameis Winston Allegations

Jan 25, 2016

Florida State University announced Monday that it has agreed to pay almost $1 million to settle a lawsuit by a woman who accused the school's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback of sexual assault in a case that sparked a national conversation on athletics and rape.

Christmas came early to Florida State University. President John Thrasher unwrapped a $100 million  gift Friday to start a new School of Entrepreneurship. The money comes from the foundation of Jim Moran.

Lawyers For Jameis Winston Threaten To Sue CNN

Nov 25, 2015

Lawyers for Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Jameis Winston are threatening to sue CNN. The move stems from that network’s screening of a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses.

Florida State University President John Thrasher is condemning cable network CNN’s decision to air “The Hunting Ground” a film about campus rape, later this week.

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With recent shootings on college campuses in Oregon and Arizona, Tallahassee Community College president Jim Murdaugh has received plenty of questions from staff and students about Florida's plan

Florida State University football fans who go to the game this weekend can bring their guns — if they have a concealed weapons permit and they keep them locked in their cars, the school said Wednesday, the day after being sued for a policy that bans guns on campus.

  A Florida State University student who wants to bring her gun to this weekend's football game sued the school Tuesday over a policy that bans legal gun owners from locking their firearms in their cars while in the stadium cheering on their team.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The University of South Florida sits among such intellectual titans as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the California Institute of Technology on the top ten list of U.S. patents issued to American universities in 2014.

USF's 104 patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ranked 10th nationally and 13th among all public and private universities worldwide. It's the fifth year in a row USF has placed in the top 15 worldwide.

A proposal allowing guns to be carried on public college and university campuses is gaining steam in the legislature. While the bill applies to all public higher educations in Florida—One school, Florida State University—is dominating the conversation.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which had its chapter at the University of Oklahoma shut down after video surfaced showing fraternity brothers singing a song containing racial slurs, has had problems at chapters throughout Florida in the past.

Fallout from the appointment of Florida State University President John Thrasher continued Tuesday as a House panel voted to take the academic recruiting process behind closed doors.

The joint Florida A&M-Florida State University College of Engineering is staying together. The move comes after a year of uncertainty. Both institutions say they're committed to working out problems and have inked a deal to restructure the school.

Associated Press

A House panel is expected next week to take up a bill that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of state colleges and universities.

The bill (HB 4005), filed by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, is scheduled to be considered Tuesday by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. It comes after a shooting incident in November at Florida State University that left three people wounded and the gunman killed by police.

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