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Universities are starting to crack down on graduation selfies

graduation selfie

In the name of dignity, the University of South Florida has issued a notice to graduates asking them to refrain from selfies and other teen-like behavior, including strolling, while picking up their diplomas. A simple handshake is preferred, says USF Student Affairs. Selfies are punishable by disciplinary action including “the withholding of your degree.” Perhaps the school doesn’t want to ... Read More »

No tuition increase for Florida university students

University of South Florida

It appears state university students won’t face a tuition increase of any kind next year – not even a rate-of-inflation bump that set back University of South Florida students about $52 this year. A state Senate committee on Tuesday moved to eliminate the automatic annual inflation increase, a provision in state statute that became a point of contention for university ... Read More »

Provost delegation from US universities arrives to explore academic partnerships

Ben-Gurion University

A delegation of provosts from leading US universities arrived in Israel as part of the American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange, in an effort to explore academic partnerships and collaboration opportunities with Israeli universities. The week-long trip will include visits to higher education institutions, including Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where the delegation will learn about innovative ... Read More »

UF ranks No. 122 in top 400 universities

University of Florida students have a reason to say they go to the best school in Florida. UF’s world rank is No. 122 out of the top 400 universities, according to Times Higher Education. The Florida Institute of Technology and the University of South Florida, the only other ranked institutions in Florida, are more than 100 spots away. UF is ... Read More »

US: Most universities asking for full 15 percent tuition hike

All but two of 11 state universities will ask the Florida Board of Governors for a 15 percent tuition increase this year, bucking Gov. Rick Scott’s push to hold down the cost of a college education. In filings with the board, every institution except the University of Florida asked the governors for the maximum increase allowed under the state’s “differential ... Read More »

FIU will have highest tuition among Florida universities

Florida International University will have the highest undergraduate tuition among the state’s public universities — $4,669 per year for a normal course load — as a result of increases approved by the Board of Governors, according to figures released by the State University System. The board approved in-state tuition increases ranging from 9 percent to 15 percent for the 11 ... Read More »

India: M S University’s syndicate member to explore collaboration with USF

City-based businessman and member of Maharaja Sayajirao University’s syndicate body Ashwin Chokshi will be visiting the University of South Florida, United States from June 26 as a representative of MSU to explore areas of possible collaboration between the two universities in the areas of research, teaching and other activities. Provost and executive vice president of the University of South Florida ... Read More »

University students protest higher tuition

Some students protested tuition increases. Some lamented cuts to the Bright Futures scholarship program. And some said they were only after the extra credit. But when the 200 or so university students cheered, chanted and booed on the Capitol steps, they all seemed to have one common goal. “Being a student means you’ve sometimes got to speak truth to power, ... Read More »

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