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Naples Daily News pops lobbyist, gives state universities free pass

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If you haven’t already seen the “must-read” article from the Naples Daily News linked to in Monday’s Sunburn — check it out now. Here’s why: Arek Sarkissian stumbled onto a big scandal, but not the scandal he wrote about.

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Florida Poly and FDOT team up on SunTrax testing facility

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Who knows: Florida Polytechnic University could be where one of the self-driving cars of the future is tested. The school and the Florida Department of Transportation on Monday agreed to partner on the creation of a new “transportation technology testing facility” to be called SunTrax. SunTrax will include a 2.25 mile oval track on a 400-acre site in Polk County, located between Tampa and Orlando. “The creation of this facility will establish Florida as a transportation technology leader and create a high-tech…

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Florida Poly board of trustees chair joins Transportation Association Hall of Fame

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Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees Chair Frank Martin has been inducted in the 2016 American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Hall of Fame. The APTA Awards Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring individuals who have long and distinguished careers in the transportation industry and have made extraordinary contributions to public transportation over the years. The awards also recognize those who have actively participated in APTA activities. “During my professional career, I’ve been fortunate to learn from great mentors and work on exciting…

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Florida Poly ‘spaceship’ building is now ‘breathtaking’

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Florida Polytechnic University’s main building that looks a louvered flying saucer at rest “now ranks as one of the 16 “most breathtaking” buildings in the world, the school said in a Monday press release. “Business Insider’s ‘Tech Insider’ magazine surveyed 16 prominent architects, asking each to pick just one structure they fondly think of as ‘breathtaking,’” the release said. This latest survey puts it in the same ranks as “the Parthenon in Greece, the Empire State Building and Frank Lloyd…

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Personnel Note: Terry Parker named provost of Florida Poly

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Terry Parker has been named the new provost of Florida Polytechnic University, effective September 1. President Randy K. Avent announced the appointment Monday. Parker, an engineering researcher, most recently served as Provost and Executive Vice President of the Colorado School of Mines, according to a press release. “As Provost at Florida Poly, Parker will oversee all aspects of the academic experience, from recruiting students and steering curriculum, to hiring professors and securing research grants amid Florida Poly’s growth,” the release said. “Adding…

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Florida Poly one more step closer to accreditation

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Florida Polytechnic University, the state’s newest institution of higher education, is on its way to full accreditation. The school announced Monday it was granted official “candidacy” status to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, or SACSCOC. It’s the “regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states,” according to its website. Florida Poly President Dr. Randy Avent broke the news with students, staff and faculty, with SACSCOC Vice President Dr.…

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Joe Negron kicking off State University System listening tour

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Senate President-Designate Joe Negron is heading back to college. Negron kicks off a four-day listening tour of Florida’s State University System on Monday. The Stuart Republican is expected to visit all 12 of the state universities during the listening tour. “Over the last several years, I have had the opportunity to discuss with fellow senators my goal of making Florida’s good universities great,” he said in a statement earlier this month announcing the trip. “My colleagues share this coal. We…

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