FAMU 2019-2020 research funding totals $60.8 million, highest in school history Education

FAMU 2019-2020 research funding totals $60.8 million, highest in school history

August 4, 2020

By Andrew SkerrittFAMU Office of Communications Florida A&M University (FAMU) in 2019-2020 received 167 research grant awards totaling $60.8 million, the largest dollar value of research awards in its history “This record-breaking year in research funding is a direct result of the hard work of our faculty and our strategic

FAMU secures $26.3 million in additional Federal Stimulus Funding Local News

FAMU secures $26.3 million in additional Federal Stimulus Funding

May 19, 2020

By Andrew Skerritt FAMU Office of Communications Florida A&M University will receive an additional $26.3 million in federal stimulus funding set aside to assist historically Black colleges and universities to help offset losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are extremely appreciative of the work of Congressman Al Lawson and

School board hooks up Southside students to Wi-Fi Education

School board hooks up Southside students to Wi-Fi

May 12, 2020

By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer In responding to a need for internet service in areas where Title 1 students reside, Leon County School has fixed a disparity in those neighborhoods. Schools in Leon County have been shut since early March because of the coronavirus pandemic, which forced students

Mother and son duo earn  nursing degrees at TCC Local News

Mother and son duo earn nursing degrees at TCC

May 12, 2020

TCC communications office Special to the Outlook Graduating with a nursing degree is quite the achievement, but earning that degree with a family member makes it much more special. Kathryn and Richard Deal, this mother and son duo received their degrees from Tallahassee Community College last Saturday. Kathryn earned a

Virtual graduation ceremonies driven  by digital production crews Feature

Virtual graduation ceremonies driven by digital production crews

May 5, 2020

By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer In the era of coronavirus, the sounds and sights of a graduation ceremony will be a lot different than graduates from Florida State, FAMU and TCC have come to know it. Spring graduation will be about sitting anywhere and staring at the screen

Not all college students making easy  adjustment to online classes Local News

Not all college students making easy adjustment to online classes

April 7, 2020

By Jeffrey Baptiste  Outlook Writer Not being able to take courses in the traditional classroom setting in college is a bit challenging for some students. Thus, the platform for taking classes on-line doesn’t matter. However, that is what things have come to for students enrolled in college in Tallahassee because

University merger plan ‘abandoned’ Education

University merger plan ‘abandoned’

March 17, 2020

Ana Ceballos News Service of Florida A short-lived, yet high-profile, fight to merge New College of Florida and Florida Polytechnic University into the University of Florida died last Friday in the state House. House Speaker Jose Oliva told reporters the chamber “abandoned” the proposal after the Senate refused to go

University leaders, lawmakers slam consolidation plans Education

University leaders, lawmakers slam consolidation plans

March 3, 2020

By Ana Ceballos News Service of Florida A House proposal seeking to abolish the independent status of two Florida universities is spurring a fierce fight, as a bipartisan group of legislators last Wednesday decried the plan. The plan, included in a sweeping higher-education bill (HB 7087), would merge New College

House backs school board term limits Local News

House backs school board term limits

March 3, 2020

By Jim Saunders News Service of Florida The Florida House last Thursday approved a proposed constitutional amendment that could lead to term limits for county school board members across the state. If the Senate goes along with the proposal, voters in November would decide whether to impose the eight-year term

Lawmakers look to ratchet up school safety Education

Lawmakers look to ratchet up school safety

March 3, 2020

By Ana Ceballos News Service of Florida For the third time since the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida lawmakers are on the brink of passing legislation to try to bolster school safety. “With the second anniversary of the horrific Parkland shooting fresh on our