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Tuition going up for Florida students

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From Florida News Service: Florida public university students will pay on average an additional $532 in tuition and fees for the upcoming school year that begins in the fall, the university system’s board of governors determined Friday. The university governing board approved a 15 percent tuition increase for the 11 universities Friday, bringing Florida’s public university tuition more in line with the national average. The Legislature had already approved an 8 percent tuition increase, but the board tacked on an…

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With 21 trustee vacancies to fill at 11 universities, Charlie Crist’s power to appoint becoming best tool to shore up support

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With an insurgent candidate on his right challenging him for his party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, Charlie Crist has an array of political tools at his disposal to shore up support for his administration — and his candidacy. At Crist’s disposal are 21 trustee vacancies at Florida’s 11 public universities, which the governor intends to fill over the next three months, according to a report in the Tallahassee Democrat that cites higher-education officials and Sterling Ivey, a spokesman for…

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