Florida Gulf Coast University

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."

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The White Racism sociology course being taught at Florida Gulf Coast University this spring has made national headlines since the announcement of it being offered.

RELATED: 'White Racism' Course Begins at FGCU

The controversy surrounding the subject led many to question the course curriculum, including the required textbooks. The main one, chosen by the class' professor, Dr. Ted Thornhill, is "Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America" by Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva.

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Florida Gulf Coast University began its spring semester this week, but for some students today, that meant wading through a sea of reporters and officers just to get into their classroom. 

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