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Once-controversial Florida Poly University gets expansion funds

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Now in its second year of operation the state’s newest university, Florida Polytechnic in Lakeland, will receive money in this year’s state budget for its second major academic building and funding for a new program. In the budget, and approved earlier by the Board of Governors, are $5 million for the preliminary preparation and construction of the Applied Research Center and $2.5 million for a program named the Enterprise Center to spur and aid in developing local technology startups. “Though…

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Florida Poly unveils first-ever mascot, ‘Phoenix’

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On the final day of its inaugural class year, Florida Polytechnic unveiled “Phoenix,” the first-ever official mascot developed and voted on by students of Florida’s newest university. On Wednesday, an audience of hundreds of cheering students and supporters gathered at the Florida Poly Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building for a scholarship luncheon ceremony celebrating the arrival of the new school spirit mascot. Revealed by video, Phoenix was presented to an enthusiastic crowd of scholarship contributors and supporters as leaders handed out…

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