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Florida Senate says yes to more help for college students

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College students in Florida could soon get extra help under an ambitious proposal passed by the Florida Senate. The Florida Senate voted 35-1 Thursday for an overhaul of the state’s higher education system that is a top priority for Senate President Joe Negron. It boosts financial aid and calls for new programs to help universities attract and keep faculty members. The bill (SB 2) would require the state to cover 100 percent of tuition costs for top performing high school…

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Study: Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

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More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found. Just under 6 percent of the full-time students surveyed by University of Michigan researchers for the annual “Monitoring the Future” study reported using pot either every day or at least 20 times in the previous 30 days. By contrast, 5 percent of respondents identified themselves as heavy cigarette…

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