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Climate scientists school Rick Scott on climate change give him F grade

The governor is asked to commit to policies to offset the impacts of climate change; he offers no answer and no comment.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, Florida Government, Charlie Crist, US News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Florida Gov. Rick Scott meets with climate scientists today

Florida Gov. Rick Scott faces a pivotal moment in his term Tuesday afternoon when he meets with climate scientists for 30 minutes, after being shamed into the encounter by rival Charlie Crist who agreed to meet with the academics after Scott demurred.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Global Warming, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Wed Aug 13, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Tony Holloway sworn in as St. Petersburg's new police chief

Judge Morris Silberman administered the oath of office to Holloway, 52, at an 11 a.m. ceremony at Fox Hall at Eckerd College, the new chief's alma mater.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

News Talk Florida

Talk Back Florida: Empowering Students With Learning Disabilities & ADHD For Academic Success

Beacon College in Leesburg, FL has unique programs that embrace individual learning needs.

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Related Topix: Beacon College, Leesburg, FL

Foster's Daily Democrat

Startup by UNH grad helps keep tons of waste out of landfills

After seeing reusable items being send to landfills again and again, recent University of New Hampshire graduate Alex Freid decided to do something about it.

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Related Topix: University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire, University of New Haven, Tulane University, UMass Amherst

Fri Aug 08, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Perspective: a museum that gives meaning to liberal arts

Every fall semester, as a professor at Eckerd College, I face the prodigious task of challenging 18-year-old students to open themselves up to new ways of looking at the world and, perhaps for the first time in their lives, learn how to learn.

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Related Topix: Opinion

St. Petersburg Times

Tradition of illumination

Members of the Eckerd College Class of 2018 participate in a responsive reading of the Litany of Commitment during the Ceremony of Lights in McArthur Gymnasium at Eckerd College, Friday, 8/8/2014.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

Erie Times News

In Brief: Giving away 2 copies of 'Foreshadows'

This week, we have two copies of "Foreshadows," a historical fiction book by Christian author Sharon Harp Gregory that draws connections between life before the Flood of Noah and life now as a means to predict where the present world is headed.

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Related Topix: Erie, PA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Times recommends: Pinellas School Board

The Pinellas County School District is embracing new strategies for addressing the achievement gap, plans new magnet schools and is investing in its teachers.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Largo candidates prep for election

Largo's next mayor and the commissioners in Seats 1 and 6 might already be decided, if no one else declares intentions to run before the qualifying period ends Aug. 15. Only two of the five seats to be decided in the Nov. 4 election are contested so far, with two political newcomers squaring off for an empty seat and another new candidate facing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Largo, FL, Pinellas County, FL, Tampa, FL, University, FL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Parent engagement at the heart of District 3 School Board race in Pinellas

Pinellas County School Board member Peggy O'Shea is facing a St. Petersburg professor in her bid for a third term.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, St. Petersburg, FL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

A Simple Theatre keeps things simple in fourth season

A Simple Theatre's Miracle on South Division Street features actors Becca McCoy, from left, Georgia Mallory Guy, Bonnie Agan and Stephen Ray.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Eckerd renames Special Programs

Eckerd College Special Programs has been renamed the Division of Executive and Continuing Education, a move that underscores the breadth and scope of the mission that began more than 30 years ago.

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University Business

The campus chapel: More than a chapel?

When the pews in campus chapels aren't filled with students every Sunday, institutional officials may question the best use of the space.

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Related Topix: University of Tampa, University, FL

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