The Big Story

The Big Story: May 4, 2020

Florida State University graduates around the globe gathered on Saturday, May 2 for a spring commencement ceremony unlike any before it. President John Thrasher presided over the ceremony, which took place at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and was streamed on the university’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels.  

The Big Story: April 13, 2020

For the first time in 13 years, officials at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge are updating their comprehensive plan. Once completed, the plan will serve as a blueprint for preserving the refuge while accommodating the 250,000 visitors it attracts annually. As they tackle this dual challenge of tourism and conservation, officials at St. Marks are […]

The Big Story: April 6, 2020

Florida State University donors, friends, alumni, faculty and staff around the globe will come together for a one-day online giving event focused on support for FSU’s student emergency funds, which will aid students who are having financial struggles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s FSU’s Great Give will take place Tuesday, April 7.

The Big Story: March 30, 2020

Florida State University began a new chapter in its history Monday, March 23, as the entire campus moved to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Administrators, faculty and staff across campus rose to the challenge of transitioning about 42,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and instructors into this new era of remote learning in just two weeks.

The Big Story: March 2, 2020

FSU President John Thrasher, Provost Sally McRorie and representatives from Mayo Clinic in Florida signed a multifaceted agreement to attract and retain top talent in the biomedical field. The collaborative education efforts will focus on medical innovation and promote a market-driven approach to create a highly trained workforce focused on taking medical technology from the […]

The Big Story: February 24, 2020

Florida State University’s Critical Thinking Initiative and University Libraries will host the Critical Thinking Symposium: Digital Citizenship & Society today through Wednesday, Feb 26. The symposium will encourage students and faculty to think critically about how technology and humanity, digital citizenship and society continuously develop norms of responsible, ethical and positive digital experiences as content […]

The Big Story: February 3, 2020

When Florida State University undergraduate Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica was crowned Miss World on Dec. 14, 2019, in London, it marked the first time that black women have simultaneously held the titles of five of the world’s top beauty pageants. Before Singh made beauty pageant history, the 23-year-old was a Florida State student pursuing bachelor’s a […]