Food for Thought: Broward College pantry helps students dealing with food insecurity
A student can have a hunger for learning, but it will only go so far if they’re not receiving proper nutrition. That’s why Broward College has made solving food insecurity part of its catalog of services available to students.
Officials refute rumors of active shooter on Broward College campus amid heavy police presence, lockdowns
There was heavy police activity Wednesday at the Broward College campus in Davie, leading to a lockdown at nearby Nova Southeastern University. Officials refuted rumors of an active shooter on campus.
DeSantis announces 3 new vaccine locations in South Florida
Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that six new COVID-19 vaccine locations would be opening across the state to help inoculate underserved communities, including three in South Florida. According to DeSantis, more than 44% of the state’s senior population has received the vaccine, which is about 4.5 million seniors. He said he plans to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine himself when it is more widely available to the public. Separately, Publix announced Thursday that all its pharmacy locations across the state would be administering vaccines as of next week. 247: 1155 NW 11th St., Miami, FL 33136Those interested in receiving the vaccine at one of those locations are asked to visit www.winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine.
Trump, Biden make final push for votes in Florida
DORAL, Fla. – With just five days until Election Day, the presidential candidates are making a final push for votes in the Sunshine State. Former Vice President Joe Biden made a stop at Broward College’s north campus in Coconut Creek Thursday afternoon. “Over these past few months, there has been so much pain, so much suffering, so much loss in America,” Biden said. Florida already has more votes in than the president received in 2016. While Biden is making a stop in Broward Thursday, his campaign is also focusing on Iowa.
Broward College announces proposal to cut athletic program
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Broward College President Gregory Haile recommended the end of the public colleges athletic program. In his 2020-21 budget proposal, he is asking The Broward College District Board of Trustees to discontinue the program, according to a statement released on Friday. The program includes 147 student-athletes and the cost per athlete is $11,009 annually, according to Jodi Brown-Lindo, a spokesperson for the college. If the board approves the budget, the college would continue to support scholarship athletes for an additional year. The next meeting is scheduled for June 30th.
Lockdown lifted at Broward College after unfounded report of gunshots fired
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - Broward College was placed on lockdown Monday afternoon after possible gunshots were heard near the Pembroke Pines campus. The lockdown was lifted hours later after police found no evidence a weapon had ben fired. Sky 10 was over the campus where police were seen investigating the report at 7200 Pines Boulevard. @MiamiRadioBeast Im in lock down at BC South Campus. SWAT and PD currently roaming the halls pic.twitter.com/LR67AID6ou El_Bori_IzzyD21 (@TheRealDannyI) October 7, 2019Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Body found near basketball courts at Broward College North Campus
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – A body was found Friday afternoon at Broward College's North Campus in Coconut Creek, authorities said. Coconut Creek Fire Rescue officials said the body was discovered near basketball courts, along a fence that is near the Turnpike. Sky 10 was above the scene shortly before 1:30 p.m. as police placed a tent over the body while they investigated. A cause of death was not immediately known, but authorities believe the manner of death was suicide. It's unclear whether the victim was a student at the college.