FGCU Students Join National School Walkout Movement

Mar 14, 2018
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Students across the nation walked out to protest gun violence in solidarity with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wednesday morning, including some on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.

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Florida Gulf Coast University held a vigil Tuesday night for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that happened last week. Seventeen students and adults were killed. This vigil was planned days earlier - yet happened hours after the Florida legislature voted down a motion to consider a ban on certain assault weapons. 

FGCU President Reacts to Parkland Shooting

Feb 16, 2018
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Wednesday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County has provoked students to question the security measures in their schools and college campuses.

On Thursday, Florida Gulf Coast University President Mike Martin addressed those concerns, assuring the university is prepared for any incidents that may occur.

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Florida Gulf Coast University hosted the president of the American Sociological Association last week for a talk on colorblind racism in the Trump era.

RELATED: Author of 'White Racism' Textbook Comes to FGCU

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New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist Edwin Black is returning to Southwest Florida to give two lectures at Florida Gulf Coast University.

The first will focus on "Black Victims of Nazi Policy: From Africa to Berlin to North Carolina," and the second will be on "Eugenics and the Ethics of Scientific Racism."