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Sunday | NBC2 News

One dead in small plane crash near St. Pete

The Coast Guard and local partner agencies responded to a single-seat aircraft that reportedly crashed less than one mile from Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, Sunday.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Pinellas County, FL, Pompano Beach, FL

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Business Journal

Eckerd College a top destination for foreign students

Eckerd College in St. Petersburg has the most foreign students with F-1 visa's in the Tampa Bay area, according to a new report by The Brookings Institution .

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Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL

Thu Aug 28, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Enrollment up at SPC, Eckerd's 'Current' named top student publication in Florida

St. Petersburg College reports that enrollment is up 2.2 percent over last year at this time.

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Related Topix: Florida, Saint Petersburg College, Florida State University, Standardized Testing, Education

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Girl, 9, accidentally kills Uzi instructor. Too young for guns?

The accidental shooting death Monday of an Arizona firearms instructor showing a 9-year-old girl how to shoot an Uzi submachine gun reinforced a truth in the debate over kids shooting real guns: The responsibility of handling firearms can be far heavier than the gun itself.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Family, Kids

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Eckerd College leads U.S. with dorm pet policy

What college would allow animals in the dorms? What college would hold a graduation ceremony for pets? Believe it or not, one in our own backyard.

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Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Capital Soup

Gargoyle takes home 5 awards in Sunshine State Awards

The Gargoyle, Flagler College's online newspaper, won five awards in the Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter's 2014 Sunshine State Awards, including three awards for co-editor Alexa Epitropoulos.

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Related Topix: Flagler College, Journalism, University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University, University of North Florida

Star-Telegram.com

Colorado college lets students keep pets in dorms

It's move-in day at the University of Northern Colorado, and this year some students are being allowed to bring their cats or dogs to live with them in dorms.

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Related Topix: University of Northern Colorado, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, St. Petersburg, FL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Daily Kos

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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