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Florida State University Greek fraternities and sororities are indefinitely suspended following the recent death of a pledge. President John Thrasher is defending the decision but not everyone is certain he’s right.

Universities around the state of Florida are reviewing their budget for the next year and mental health services remain a priority.

Florida A&M University and Florida State University have moved up a few slots in U.S. News and World Reports rankings of best colleges and universities. These ratings carry the most weight for schools.

FSU Conduct Hearing Concludes, Winston Decision Could Come In 10 Days

Dec 3, 2014
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Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston’s student code of conduct hearing ended Wednesday after two days.  Winston and the former FSU student who accused him of sexual assault each presented their side of the case to a hearing officer.
 
On the second day, the FSU police officer who first responded to the 2012 sexual assault allegation spoke in front of hearing officer Major Harding, a retired Florida Supreme Court Justice. Also at the hearing Wednesday was an investigator from the state attorney’s office which did not file criminal charges in December of 2013. 

FSU's Winston, Accuser Testify In Code Of Conduct Hearing

Dec 2, 2014
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Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston's student code of conduct hearing began on campus Tuesday. He and the former FSU student who accused him of sexual assault each presented their side of the case to a hearing officer.

The hearing comes a year after State Attorney Willie Meggs declined to press charges against Winston for a 2012 sexual assault allegation. A probe by the Tallahassee Police Department languished for months.

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Florida State University got prime billing during Tuesday’s Florida gubernatorial debate and not in a positive way.

Both Governor Rick Scott and Democratic Challenger Charlie Crist were asked to respond to the ongoing scrutiny of FSU stemming from the sexual assault allegations leveled against its star quarterback and charges of favoritism by police for FSU football players.

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Florida State University trustees have signed off on a $430,ooo a year five-year contract for incoming president, John Thrasher.

Thrasher will live in the president’s house. FSU will either provide a car, or if Thrasher chooses to drive his own he will get a $900 a month car allowance. The proposal is a five year contract, but Thrasher the ability to get bonuses based on his performance. Trustees have not announced how those bonuses will be decided.  

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, the adviser for the family of Jameis Winston has asked Florida State why it has chosen now to engage in the Title IX process and accuses the school of trying to protect its own interests and responding to media pressure.

Florida State announced last week it will use an independent official in a student code of conduct hearing. A female student said Winston sexually assaulted her in December 2012.

FSU Names Sen. John Thrasher As Next President

Sep 23, 2014
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Florida State University has selected Sen. John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) as its next president. Many on the FSU Board of Trustees say Thrasher is a proven fundraiser who loves the university.

Thrasher is also chairman of Gov. Rick Scott’s reelection campaign, a post the FSU trustees have asked him to resign immediately. Thrasher’s legislative connections and ability to raise money are what board members cited again and again Tuesday before voting for him 11-to-2.

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Florida State University’s presidential search committee will meet Friday to whittle down a list of candidates for the school’s top job. Nearly 40 names includes the school’s interim president, who is looking to make her post permanent.

Florida State University’s former President Eric Barron recruited Stokes. She served as provost and when Barron left earlier this year to head Penn State University, Stokes took over as interim president. She says others encouraged her to apply for the job before she made the decision to jump into the fray.

Florida State University star athlete and Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston has been suspended from the university baseball team. The reason: Winston walked out of a Tallahassee Publix without paying for about $30 worth of crab legs and other seafood items.

This is not a criminal arrest, this is a civil citation program," said Leon County Sheriffs Major Mike Wood during a press conference about Winston's crab leg theft. 

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Governor Rick Scott’s has signed a $74.5 billion dollar budget and vetoed several projects in the Big Bend area as well.

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The Obama and Romney presidential campaigns are making their final Florida push before Tuesday’s election. An Obama rally featuring former President Bill Clinton drew a crowd of 4,100 to Florida State University on Friday night.

Clinton spoke for about an hour in front of the Unconquered statue outside of FSU’s Doak Campbell stadium. For several Tallahassee residents, the former president’s appearance was reason enough to make it out to the rally.

“I already voted, so really, I’m just here because I’m excited about Bill Clinton," Gaby Perez said.