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Florida State University will resume normal, pre-pandemic operations effective Aug. 1, 2021

Florida State University will resume normal, pre-pandemic operations effective Aug. 1, 2021. A few public health and safety protocols remain for student organizations and some specific events including residence hall move-in. Masks are recommended but not required on campus except in designated healthcare locations. Classes will return to predominately face-to-face instruction and indoor space limitations […]

Trustees, special guests celebrate legacy of John and Jean Thrasher

The Florida State University Board of Trustees and special guests celebrated the legacy of President John Thrasher and FSU First Lady Jean Thrasher during a June 16 reception at the University Center Club.   BOT Chairman Ed Burr emceed the event, which included remarks by former BOT chair Allan Bense, Provost Sally McRorie, and Kyle Hill, former student body president. Leon County Commissioner Rick Minor and County Administrator Vince Long also presented a proclamation in President Thrasher’s […]

FSU Board of Trustees approves $2.172 billion operating budget 

The Florida State University Board of Trustees on Thursday approved the university operating budget for the new fiscal year. The 2021-2022 operating budget of $2.172 billion increased by $317 million over last year, largely due to federal stimulus funds allocated to lessen the economic impact of COVID-19 and state funding for significant capital projects. The new […]

FSU student body president leads Florida Student Association, takes seat on BOG

As president of the Florida State University Student Government Association, Nastassia “Tazzy” Janvier is comfortable taking on leadership roles.  So it was only natural that on June 1, just months after being elected student body president, Janvier took on another leadership post when she was elected chair of the Florida Student Association. As chair of the FSA, she represents the student bodies of Florida’s 12 public universities — amplifying […]

Florida Institute for Child Welfare awarded $10 million to revitalize child welfare system of Florida

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare, housed in the Florida State University College of Social Work, will receive $10 million in recurring funding from the state budget, which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed earlier this month. With approval of the appropriation, the Institute will have the resources to execute legislative mandates established in measures passed by the Florida Legislature in […]

FSU ranked among top universities for patent production

Florida State University is among the world’s top universities for creating patented technology, according to a new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. FSU was ranked 84th worldwide among universities for producing U.S. utility patents in 2020. The university produced 35 such patents. The report uses data obtained from the U.S. […]

FSU launches Big Bets initiative to tackle big questions

Florida State University has launched a new initiative designed to amplify centers and institutes that are doing high-profile, public-impact research and connect them with donors interested in pursuing big questions. The initiative, Big Bets, is being led by interim Vice President for Research Laurel Fulkerson. “Big Bets requires faculty to look several years, perhaps even a […]

Governor appoints Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz to FSU Board of Trustees

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz to the Florida State University Board of Trustees June 10. de las Cuevas-Diaz, an FSU alumna, begins her term immediately. An attorney from Miami, de las Cuevas-Diaz is a partner at the Holland & Knight law firm and serves as the firmwide deputy section […]

Participants in FSU’s Upward Bound Program achieve academic excellence during pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted K-12 schools nationwide and brought conversations about the “digital divide,” learning loss and low college enrollment rates for vulnerable student populations to the forefront of pressing issues in education, several local high school students didn’t miss a beat thanks to one Florida State University program. Students participating in FSU’s Upward […]

FSU student earns esteemed Hollings Scholarship

A love of science and policy and an awareness of environmental inequities inspired rising Florida State University junior Abril Hunter to pursue the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Hunter is the latest FSU student to receive the nationally competitive scholarship, which includes up to $19,000 of academic […]

FSU recognizes five with Torch Awards for furthering university’s academic excellence

Florida State University’s Faculty Senate honored five members of the university community May 24 with the Torch Award for their contributions to furthering academic excellence at FSU. FSU President John Thrasher commended the winners and their devotion to the university during Monday’s event. “As a past recipient of a Torch Award, I know how special it is to be honored by the faculty […]

FSU launches new Living Learning Community for first-generation students

Enhancing student success is one of Florida State University’s top strategic goals. In Fall 2022, the university will take its commitment to student success one step further by offering a home for first-generation students with the opening of a new living-learning community (LLC). The FGEN Noles LLC is designed to provide an environment that promotes […]