Florida State University

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Classes at all Florida universities will now be moving online for the rest of the spring semester. Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed for the change during a Tuesday morning press conference. DeSantis said he’s concerned about the large groups of students he’s still seeing near campuses.

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Florida State University teaching assistants are working on transferring class materials online as the university switches to distance learning in an effort to reduce the spread of the corona virus. This comes as FSU is moving to distance learning for the rest of the spring semester. 

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Recently, conservative activist Charlie Kirk spoke at Florida State University as part of his "Culture War" tour. The event was largely peaceful, a marked difference from three years ago, when former Brietbart columnist Milo Yiannopolos visited the school. Visits to college campuses by conservative activists come as the schools face increasing scrutiny over whether all groups can freely exercise their free speech rights.

A proposal to decrease the number public universities in Florida from 12 to 10 continues to generate conversations in the legislature. New College and Florida Polytechnic are fighting to stay independent as lawmakers consider merging them into Florida State, and the University of Florida respectively. A third option has emerged: consolidating Polytech and New College into the University of South Florida.

Florida State University’s medical school has received a warning from the organization responsible for accrediting medical schools across the United States and Canada.

The warning said the FSU College of Medicine has failed to meet standards that, if not corrected within the next one to two years, could “seriously compromise the ability of the school to conduct the educational program.”

Florida State head coach Willie Taggart leaves after an NCAA college football game against Miami Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State lost 27-10, and fired head coach Taggart Sunday.
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The Florida State University football team fired its head coach Sunday after the team took another loss, making Willie Taggart’s record 9-12 while in charge of the Seminoles. FSU Athletics Director David Coburn addressed the media a day later to talk about a search for a new coach two years after hiring Taggart. 

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Florida State University Football Head Coach Willie Taggart has been fired effective immediately.

Katherine Magbanua listens to testimony in the murder trial for FSU Professor Dan Markel. She's facing life in prison if convicted in the case. (October 3,2019)
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Jurors are now weighing a decision in the murder trial for former Florida State University Professor Dan Markel. State Attorney Georgia Cappleman and defense attorney Chris DeCoste went head to head during the closing remarks. 

The Florida State University Police Department is investigating the school’s Delta Tau Delta fraternity amid hazing allegations.

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Florida State University has accomplished a major milestone. It’s broken into U.S. News & World Report’s “Top 25” list of public colleges and universities, coming in at the number 18 spot.

Florida State University Police Chief Terri Brown
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Florida State University’s new police chief Terri Brown is the first woman to hold the position. She joined Florida State University’s Police Department 28 years ago as a patrol officer and worked her way to the top.

Lime's logo-a sliced lime-is displayed above the wheel of an e-scooter. The wheels of two other e-scooters are in the background.
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Lime scooters are back on Tallahassee streets. The re-emergence comes after the company found their e-scooters where they were not supposed to be: on Florida State University’s campus. Now, two more companies, Bird and Gotcha, have been asked to recall their vehicles.

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Scientists at Florida State University have created the world’s most powerful continuous field magnet magnet. It’s capable of generating a 45.5-tesla field. Chief Materials Scientist David Larbalestier explains what that could mean for the future.

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Florida State University came under scrutiny when a student began a Twitter thread calling out what she says is a lack of accessibility for disabled students on campus.

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Sandy D'Alemberte wore many hats during his life. The 85-year-old was an attorney, legal scholar, politician, university president and head of the American Bar Association. 

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Florida State University’s Graduate Assistant Union wants the college to change how it handles tuition waivers.

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The Florida State Men’s Basketball team made it to the Sweet Sixteen for the second year in a row. Blaise Gainey reports.

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The NCAA Women's basketball bracket is set and the Lady Noles are the 5th seed.

This is the women’s 14th time in the last 15 years making it to the NCAA basketball tournament, after winning 23 of their 31 games.

The tournament starts Friday when they face Bucknell Bison at 4pm.

The men's team is the number 4 seed in their tournament. They are scheduled to take on No. 14 seeded Vermont for their opening game Thursday at 2.

The FSU Women's Soccer Team onstage at the December celebration for their National Championship win.
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Earlier this month, the Florida State University women's soccer team earned a national championship after beating the University of North Carolina. But despite a stellar year for women’s sports, FSU funding went more toward to men’s sports.  


Former Florida House Speaker and FSU President T.K. Wetherell has gone into hospice care after battling cancer for a decade and a half.

Florida State University President John Thrasher.
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A fraternity at Florida State University is facing backlash for the second time in almost a year. Last week, a member of Pi Kappa Phi posted a picture on Instagram featuring many of the fraternity’s brothers dressed in sombreros, fake mustaches, and ponchos, along with the caption “We don’t pay cover or taxes.”  Many FSU students are calling the social media post racist. University President John Thrasher says the school is examining the student code of conduct to see if the post violated any rules. 

The Seminoles' home field displays a banner honoring their 2014 National Championship win.
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The FSU women’s soccer team is heading to the semifinal round of the College Cup this week. If the Noles win Friday, they’ll play on Sunday for the National Championship title.  

UF's Hamsah Nasirildeen tackles FSU's Kadarius Toney during the FSU-UF game (2018).
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The Florida State University Football team has ended its worst season since the 1976. What’s more, it’s 36-year bowl streak is over. Lynn Hatter looks back on a season marked by big changes, and what happens when a school accustomed to winning, doesn’t.

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Florida State University students gathered by the hundreds Sunday to mourn two of their own, a student and a faculty member, killed in a shooting last week. 

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Florida State University’s Panama City Campus is closed indefinitely. The school sustained heavy water and infrastructure damage due to Hurricane Michael. The university announced the closure Friday after school officials took a helicopter over Thursday to get their first look at the site following the storm.