Two Florida Gulf Coast University professors have just returned from their 10-month leave on a Fulbright Scholar Grant.

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Florida Gulf Coast University’s President, Dr. Mike Martin, issued a statement Wednesday in response to the national attention an upcoming class at the university is receiving.

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A class coming up in January at Florida Gulf Coast University has been getting national attention as of late. Professor Ted Thornhill says his upcoming “White Racism” sociology class will “interrogate the concept of race; examine racist ideologies, laws, policies, and practices that have operated for hundreds of years to maintain white racial domination over those racialized as non-white; and discuss ways to challenge and disrupt white racism and dethrone white supremacy in the service of engendering an anti-racist society where whiteness is not tied to greater life chances.”

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There are some world-renowned cancer research facilities in the state of Florida — the Moffitt Center and the Mayo Clinic to name a couple — but until now, Southwest Florida went without such a program.

Florida Gulf Coast University is offering an innovative new Integrated Studies Major. Its goal is to offer students more flexibility in meeting their unique educational and professional objectives. The Department also focuses on FGCU’s core missions of civic engagement and sustainability. We're joined by the Integrated Studies Department Chair, Dr. Maria Roca, and the Director of the Undergraduate Studies Advising Office, Allison Bacigalupi.