The Big Story

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.

The Big Story: June 15, 2020

More than 2,000 freshmen will start their college careers at Florida State University during Summer Session C, which begins Monday, June 22. While they will not be together in the traditional sense, FSU’s Division of Student Affairs is aiming to foster a sense of community through a virtual version of Welcome FSU.