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Academics are urging Florida lawmakers to consider the fundamental way so-called “autonomous vehicles” will change society.

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Several Florida universities and research institutes have received millions of dollars in grants to help fight the Zika virus—the mosquito borne disease that can cause severe birth defects.

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It's been a big year for 'Moonlight' film director Barry Jenkins. His movie about the struggles and revelations of a young black man have garnered praise throughout the film industry. The movie draws on experiences from Jenkins' own life. And while storytelling has always felt natural to him, many of the skills needed to bring his visions to screen were learned at his alma mater, Florida State University.

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A two year lobbying ban on Florida State University President John Thrasher is up, freeing him to capitalize on his political ties, meaning university priorities could get special attention this legislative session.

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This week President Obama signed into law the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016, which expands the ability of federal investigators to re-open the cases of decades-old hate crimes. The law could open up a new line of research opportunities for students at Florida State University.

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Florida State University President John Thrasher is joining more than five hundred other college administrators in defending undocumented immigrants.

FSU Trying To Drop Textbook Prices

Sep 28, 2016
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New Florida legislation requires universities to analyze the cost of required textbooks and materials. The Florida State University Board of Trustees is now searching for ways to cut those costs.

Milo Yiannopoulos Visits FSU

Sep 24, 2016
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Armed with incendiary rhetoric and dressed in a priest costume, Milo Yiannopoulos spoke to a crowded lecture hall of mostly young men at Florida State University Friday. The self-proclaimed “provocateur” is touring college campuses across the country to challenge what he says is extreme political correctness. 

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The Florida Department of Corrections is starting to implement a new program aimed at making sure released offenders don’t come back to the state’s prison system. Prison officials say Spectrum is a research-based program unique to Florida.

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Due to storm damage and power outages, some Tallahassee residents are staying in local hotels. Even as football fans flock to the city for the first home game of the season, hotel owners say there’s plenty of room.

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Florida State University researchers have won a $35 million grant from the United States Navy.

From Left, Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee), FAMU President Elmira Mangum, Sen. Joe Negron (R-Stuart), Sen. Lizbeth Benaquisto (R-Ft. Meyers).
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Incoming Senate President Joe Negron is touring Florida’s university system.  He’s considering a tuition break to encourage on-time graduation.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott is shaking up the Florida State University Board of Trustees. He's parting ways with former chair Allan Bense.

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The news is constantly changing about the Zika virus. Federal funding and prevention efforts have been a huge part of the discussion this week. And, with Florida leading the nation with close to 90 cases of the mosquito-borne disease, the state’s congressional leaders say it’s even more crucial that something is done.

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Highlighting Florida State University’s research efforts, North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is calling on Congress to fully fund similar home grown efforts to combat the Zika virus.

A former Pentagon lawyer who won acclaim fighting the U.S. use of torture will be the guest speaker Wednesday at Florida State University’s distinguished international law lecture series.

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An FSU student’s space rock origin theory is blasting through expectations. 

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Florida State University  has suspended its chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The move comes after an investigation into a 2013 hazing event that was reported to the school a few weeks ago.

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About a week after friends and family of a former college football player advocated on behalf of their loved one’s claims bill, it passed its first committee hearing in the Senate.

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Every year lawmakers file dozens of claims bills for Floridians who have been harmed by state-backed organizations. But very few of them are ever funded. This year is no different.  Two lawmakers, along with some former NFL football players, are hoping to change the fate of at least one of those bills. 

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The House is debating a bill that would change Tallahassee’s downtown boundary for alcohol sales. 

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Two Democratic lawmakers are pitching a claims bill for a former Florida State University football player who died 15 years ago. Tampa Senator Arthenia Joyner and Jacksonville Representative Mia Jones say it’s time to pass a claims bill for Devaughn Darling’s family.

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Christmas came early to Florida State University. President John Thrasher unwrapped a $100 million  gift Friday to start a new School of Entrepreneurship. The money comes from the foundation of Jim Moran.

John Thrasher: Negron A Friend To Higher Ed

Dec 3, 2015
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Florida State University President John Thrasher’s roots run deep in the Florida Legislature. With his friend and former Senate colleague Joe Negron slated to become the next Senate President, legislative stars could align for FSU.

Lawyers For Jameis Winston Threaten To Sue CNN

Nov 24, 2015
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Lawyers for Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Jameis Winston are threatening to sue CNN. The move stems from that network’s screening of a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses.

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