Lynn Hatter

News Director

Lynn Hatter is a  Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has been a member of the WFSU news team since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative.  When she’s not working, Lynn spends her time watching sci-fi and action movies, writing her own books, going on long walks through the woods, traveling and exploring antique stores. Follow Lynn Hatter on Twitter: @HatterLynn.

Bill Lax / Florida State University

Florida State University has a new second-in command, and the school is sticking to who it knows. Interim Provost Sally McRorie can now drop the word “interim” from her title.

Earlier this year the state eliminated more than 1100 positions and more could be on the chopping block under Governor Rick Scotts proposed budget.

FL Gov. Rick Scott
The Florida Channel

Governor Rick Scott’s $79 billion  spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year echoes proposals of old—tax cuts for businesses, and more money for economic development. But  he’s also doubling down on his bid to get more money for his main job creation agency, Enterprise Florida.

In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks more than 30 state governors have asked Congress to stop Syrian Refugees from resettling in the U.S. Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to tighten controls on refugees coming to the U.S. from Syria and Iraq. Local immigration attorney Elizabeth Ricci says American policy for accepting refugees is much tougher than it is for immigrants.

Florida A&M University’s Board of Trustees has elected a new chairman to lead the group.