UF is Florida’s top-ranked school, while universities in South Florida celebrate gains
The University of Florida was once again the state’s top-ranked college, while several South Florida universities celebrated their rankings on Monday in this year’s newly released “Best Colleges” list from U.S. News and World report.sun-sentinel.com
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.
Experts shed light on stuttering
Stuttering is a speech disorder that affects an estimated 70 million people worldwide, including President Joe Biden. Dr. Rachel Williams with Nova Southeastern University’s Department of Speech and Language Pathology said new research is shedding light on potential factors surrounding stuttering.
UM unsure if vaccines will be mandatory for fall semester
More than 200 universities are requiring its students – and in some instances, faculty and staff – to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester. “If all students get vaccinated, the chances of us being safer and happier at school are much higher,” Broadwater said. “I would like to see vaccines mandatory in the fall,” said Jacob Leader, a sophomore industrial engineering major. NSU was the first school in the country to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for its faculty and staff. Mandatory vaccinations aside, UM had prepared for large-scale vaccine distribution for faculty, staff, students and its U-Health patients.themiamihurricane.com
Nova Southeastern University pone fin al requisito de vacunación contra COVID-19, citando una nueva ley
El intento de la Nova Southeastern University de tener un campus totalmente vacunado en el otoño ha sido cancelado, después que el gobernador Ron DeSantis y los legisladores estatales prohibieron tales medidas.
MDC, NSU announce new agreement for cybersecurity graduate degrees
In an ongoing effort to expand post-graduate opportunities for students, Miami Dade College (MDC) and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) established a new “4+1” articulation agreement that allows MDC graduates with a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity to seamlessly transfer to a master’s degree at NSU with a special tuition discount. “We are very excited to provide a pathway to our bachelor’s in cybersecurity graduates to one of the strongest master’s program in the region,” said Antonio Delgado, dean of engineering, technology and design at MDC. Additionally, MDC graduates enrolled in the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management program will receive a 10 percent discount of tuition. “At NSU, we recognize the demand for cybersecurity professionals and embrace the opportunity to support a strong diverse talent pool,” said Meline Kevorkian, dean of the College for Computing and Engineering at NSU. For more information about the agreement, visit http://mdc.tips/nova-cce.communitynewspapers.com
State-of-the-art technology at NSU makes it possible to have virtual conversations with Holocaust survivors
Nowhere in the state can you experience a museum like the one that is on the campus of Nova Southeastern University. At the Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Reflection and Resource Center inside the Alvin Sherman Library on the university’s campus, stories of Holocaust and genocide survivors are well documented.
Miamian among four NSU freshmen earning Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation scholarships
Four freshmen at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) were the recipients of the inaugural Legacy Scholarship, four-year Florida University Plan scholarships offered by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) and Florida Prepaid College Foundation (FPCF) to graduating high school seniors who reside in Florida and plan to attend Nova Southeastern University. “The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is a beacon for educating our youth about their role in protecting our marine resources,” said Cindy O’Connell, director of the FPCF. Guy Harvey, world-renowned artist, conservationist, scientist and chair/founder of the GHOF. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem. Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist, explorer and entrepreneur, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea.communitynewspapers.com
Halloween fears: Infectious disease expert issues suggestions on how to avoid risks during pandemic
AVENTURA, Fla. – Dr. Bindu Mayi said this year’s Halloween is just too scary to allow children to engage in traditional trick-or-treating in their neighborhoods. “They look so adorable and they’re so excited, but I think this is one year out of our entire lives and if we need to play it safe, we need to play it safe,” Mayi said. “We do see young people getting severely ill and also succumbing to it ... we still don’t know who is going to be a long-hauler,” Mayi said. To avoid direct contact with people, set up a clean station with alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, and individually bagged items. “We really don’t know what the long-term consequences of this infection will be, whether they will have neurological complications, heart complications, years down the road,” Mayi said.
Wet weekend across South Florida causing flooding issues for many in Broward County
DAVIE, Fla. – Heavy and constant rain has saturated South Florida for much of the weekend, and more wet weather is forecast in the coming days. In Davie, several roads are under water, including a busy area near Nova Southeastern University and Davie Road. Around 4:15 a.m. a Ford Edge veered off the road and crashed into a canal near State Road 7 and Southwest 45th Street. Police also warned residents that College Avenue between Nova Drive and State Road 84 was impassable due to flooding. While waters have since receded, rain forecast for Sunday could quickly change things once again.
Thief steals FedEx cargo truck; abandons it behind Walmart
DAVIE, Fla. – A thief stole a FedEx truck on Friday afternoon from a parking lot near Nova Southeastern University in Davie. The Isuzu cargo truck vanished from 7901 SW 36 St., according to Sarah Andeara, a spokeswoman for the Davie Police Department. The thief traveled southbound on University Drive and didn’t go very far. Officers respond to a report that a FedEx truck was stolen on Friday in Davie. (Local 10 News)Officers found the truck abandoned behind the Walmart Supercenter at 4301 S. University Dr., police said.
‘The community just lost a pillar.’ Auto magnate Rick Case dies at 77
“Everywhere I went they were there and making a difference for Broward County with the Boys & Girls Clubs and many, many other organizations, whether it was the American Heart Association or handicapped children or the homeless,” said Davie entrepreneur Ron Bergeron. “He was one of the most philanthropic men that I ever met, and I was actually inspired by him. I believe that we’ve lost a man that in my eyes is an icon ... a man that took all of his success and gave back to others.”sun-sentinel.com
NSU closes all campuses at 5 p.m. Friday due to Hurricane Isaias
DAVIE, Fla. Nova Southeastern University is closing all its campuses at 5 p.m. Friday as Hurricane Isaias continues its path toward South Florida. NSUs Jacksonville location will also close at 5 p.m. Friday and remain closed through the weekend. Students are asked to check with their professors upon their return to campus to make up any missed work. For more information about the universitys closing, reopening and event cancellations, students, faculty and staff may visit NSUs hurricane website or call 800-256-5065. WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Isaias satelliteBRYAN NORCROSS: Hurricane Isaias is stronger on right side, good news for FloridaFOR MORE COVERAGE: Visit our Local 10 Hurricane Page
Legendary International Opera Star & Civil Rights Trailblazer, Grace Bumbry
The Alliance will celebrate Black History Month in a five (5) series of diverse artistic experiences with all peoples of South Florida February 10-14, 2020. With a career spanning over 60 years, Bumbry was part of the pioneering generation of Black opera singers that followed Marian Anderson, paving the road for later classical musicians and opera singers. She has performed at such opera houses at Royal Opera House, La performing the role of Lady Macbeth in Verdis Macbeth in 1987. The ArtSage Alliance celebrates the African American influence on American music in all of its glory and variety. African American influences are so fundamental to American music that there would be no American music without them.thewestsidegazette.com
Nova Southeastern law professor Michael Flynn on warranties
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – "It's now really buyer beware" said Nova Southeastern University Law Professor Michael Flynn. If it says a money back guarantee in 30 days, on the 31st day you're not going to get your money back. There are very specific parts and terms of those warranties that you must be familiar with. They should specifically state what their warranties and their guarantees are; set the specific terms out. If you're in business to make money, the only way you're going to make money is to attract consumers.
Grade-fixing scandal at Nova Law?
There's controversy brewing about a former employee at the Nova Southeastern University law school. This morning the law school's dean, Thorny Steele, confirmed that he had learned of allegations that the former faculty assistant had been accused of changing grades for law students in exchange for cash. But Steele said there was no investigation into the matter and that he had no intention of starting one based on "rumors." He also insisted the faculty assistant, whose name is being withheld at this time, recently left the employ of NSU on his own volition for reasons that had nothing to do with any allegations. The police officer gave the faculty assistant a trespass warning to stay off campus "until Human Resources determines if he will continue employment at NSU."