The Big Story

The Big Story: September 21, 2020

Nine Florida State University faculty members have been selected as U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program award recipients, setting a new FSU record for most Fulbright Scholars in one year. These individuals plan to teach and conduct research as part of opportunities funded by the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program during the 2020-2021 school year.

The Big Story: September 8, 2020

This month, President John Thrasher is honoring two new recipients of the James D. Westcott Distinguished Service Medal. Professor Emerita Myra Hurt, who retired earlier this year after more than 33 years of service to Florida State, and President Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, who died in May 2019, are receiving the medals for their extraordinary contributions to the university.

The Big Story: August 31, 2020

The FSU-UF rivalry is one of the most intense in college sports. Now, the two universities will compete for something much more important than state bragging rights — protecting the health and safety of their communities amid the coronavirus pandemic. For the next two weeks, FSU and UF will compete for the most new student signers of […]

The Big Story: August 3, 2020

While the nation grapples with both a global pandemic and social unrest, Florida State University men’s basketball head coach Leonard Hamilton urged summer graduates to put in the extra effort, learn how to communicate with others, and be part of the solution. Hamilton delivered the commencement address at Friday’s virtual commencement ceremony.

The Big Story: July 27, 2020

A study by Florida State University researchers shows that the decline of living hard coral on reefs around the world doesn’t signal a threat to the entire reef’s future. Assistant Professor of Geography Sarah Lester, along with Assistant Professors of Biological Science Andrew Rassweiler and Sophie McCoy, helped lead the study, published in the journal Global Change Biology.

The Big Story: July 20, 2020

To help ease the transition to college for first-generation students, Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) provides a foundation of support along with opportunities for campus engagement through its annual Summer Bridge Program (SBP). This year’s cohort will be the first in the program’s history to complete it virtually.