Florida Gulf Coast University

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The FGCU student government has passed a resolution calling on university administrators to work toward adopting a "sanctuary campus" policy.

The designation is considered by many a reaction to the Trump administration's pledge to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, instituted by the Obama administration in 2012 to provide protections against deportations for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States at a young age.

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.

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.

Image: Vintage Travel Guides

A tour of vintage Central and South Florida is still possible—if you know where to look. A new book promises to be your guide to "discovering old Florida," offering a list of museums, historic buildings, nudist colonies, dive bars, and more. All reaching back 25 years or more into Florida's history.

Harvard University

Harvard University Professor Stephen Walt, Ph.D., comes to Florida Gulf Coast University Feb. 19 as the inaugural speaker for the Dr. Erich Liebert World Affairs Lecture Series.  His address, titled, “Follies and Fiascos:  Why Does U.S. Foreign Policy Keep Failing?” will address a number of issues including the deteriorated relationship between the U.S. and Russia, why repeated U.S. efforts to mediate peace in the Middle East have failed and understanding failures in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Ukraine. 


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