The Galapagos Islands represent one of the world’s pinnacles of natural diversity as well as scientific discovery. It is the place that inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, and has since become one of the last unspoiled ecosystems on earth. A new book traces the the journey of the scientists who spent a year in the Galapagos collecting specimens that bolstered Darwin's ideas.
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.
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.
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.