Florida University Students Protest for Equality

Feb 18, 2017
Rachel Iacovone

Boycotters showed their presence through the lack of it for “A Day Without Immigrants” last Thursday. Friday, they returned, showing a very strong presence in solidarity with the national strike against the Trump administration.

On Florida Gulf Coast University’s campus, more than 50 students, professors and members of the community joined the national Strike4Democracy through a protest, which began in front of the Lutgert College of Business.

Image: Transparency International

Corruption is an "unrecognized threat" to peace and stability at home and abroad. A researcher presenting a lecture at FGCU this week argues the tendrils of corruption at local, regional, and national levels influences everything from rates of violence and terrorism, to international commerce, to how aide organizations operate. That's atop the grinding psychological and financial strain corruption wreaks on those living in countries where corruption routinely and reliably steals a nation's wealth, resources, and power.

Rachel Iacovone

As Florida Gulf Coast University begins interviewing candidates for the school’s next president this week, a state representative has proposed a bill that would exempt those applying for president, provost or dean at state colleges and universities from Florida’s broad open records laws.

For a second time, a presidential search committee for Florida Gulf Coast University has given a thumbs down to a former Tallahassee lawmaker.

Photo: Rachel Iacovone, WGCU

Author and environmental advocate Terry Tempest Williams, speaking at two engagements in Southwest Florida this week, revisits her idea of essential common ground for dialogue from her 2004 book, "The Open Space of Democracy."