The Big Story

The Big Story: December 13, 2021

President Richard McCullough presided over commencement Dec. 10 for the first time since becoming the university’s 16th president, and English Professor Gary Taylor and Physics Professor Jorge Piekarewicz — who were named Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professors earlier this year — delivered the commencement addresses. Read more …

The Big Story: November 29, 2021

The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University vaulted 21 spots to No. 19 in the latest rankings of the nation’s top undergraduate entrepreneurship programs, published by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The Jim Moran College also placed No. 1 in Florida, No. 2 in the Southeast and No. 11 among public universities. Read more …

The Big Story: October 25, 2021

Florida State University has been named a finalist for the 2021 Degree Completion Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The annual award works to identify, recognize and reward institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality. Read more …

The Big Story: October 18, 2021

A team of researchers from the College of Nursing, College of Medicine and College of Arts & Sciences has received a $12.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to build a diverse community of early career researchers committed to improving mental health and chronic disease prevention and management. Read more …

The Big Story: October 4, 2021

Florida State University’s Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, a professor at FSU’s School of Dance and founder of Urban Bush Women (UBW), has received the 2021 MacArthur Fellowship — also known as the “genius grant” — for using the power of dance and artistic expression to celebrate the voices of Black women and promote civic engagement and community organizing. Read more…