President John Thrasher

A message from President John Thrasher: Anti-Semitism and religious discrimination

Anti-Semitism and religious discrimination have no place at Florida State University. I am aware of a controversy involving the FSU Student Senate President who has posted offensive anti-Semitic rhetoric online. I want to take this opportunity to unequivocally state that we will not tolerate discrimination against groups or individuals. I understand that some Jewish students […]

FSUPD’s Chief Brown to serve on Florida Police Chiefs Association’s new subcommittee on accountability and societal change

Florida State University Police Chief Terri Brown has been named as a member of the Florida Police Chiefs Association’s newly formed Subcommittee on Accountability and Societal Change and cited the 8 Can’t Wait guidelines as a starting point for the subcommittee’s discussions.   8 Can’t Wait is a national campaign advocating for police departments to make eight major changes to policy […]

Coach Hamilton to address graduates during FSU’s virtual summer commencement ceremony

Florida State University men’s basketball Coach Leonard Hamilton will headline FSU’s virtual summer commencement ceremony as the keynote speaker Friday, July 31. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony, which will be streamed on the university’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels and simulcast locally on 4FSU (Comcast Channel 4). The ceremony will begin at […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: An update to the campus community

Dear FSU Family, America is hurting, and many in our community are, too. This past week, I, along with members of my leadership team, met with faculty, staff and students, including representatives from the Student Government Association, the Black Student Union, the LGBTQ+ community and others. We heard their anger, frustration and sadness, and we […]

FSU’s Class of 2020 celebrates commencement together, but apart

COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM | PHOTO GALLERY | COLLEGE MESSAGES & READING OF NAMES Newly minted Florida State University graduates around the globe gathered Saturday for a spring commencement ceremony unlike any before it.    Instead of striding through the Donald L. Tucker Center as university tradition dictates, the Class of 2020 convened online as the social distancing practices necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic continued.    President John Thrasher presided over the ceremony, which took […]

FSU ready to celebrate Class of 2020

How to Enhance Your Virtual Commencement Celebration Explore the Division of Student Affairs’ “Nole Grad” page for activities, recipes and contests counting down to #FSU20 commencement. Share photos and videos with your fellow graduates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and tag @floridastate and #FSU20. Be creative and have fun! Check out FSU’s Giphy stickers, FB […]

Top climatologist named 2020-2021 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor

A Florida State University professor whose work has been fundamental in understanding the climate of Africa has been named the university’s 2020-2021 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor. Sharon Nicholson, a meteorologist with the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, has been recognized by FSU faculty members with the highest honor they can bestow upon […]

FSU begins new chapter of remote learning

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. President John Thrasher experienced the transition firsthand Monday morning as he joined Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Joseph Schlenoff during his chemistry class via Zoom, a remote conferencing service that is one of the tools the university is using to […]

FSU, Mayo Clinic collaborate on medical innovation, attracting top biomedical talent

Florida State University President John Thrasher and representatives from Mayo Clinic in Florida signed a multifaceted agreement Tuesday in Jacksonville 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 […]

Master of Applied American Politics and Policy celebrates 20 years with day at the Florida Capitol

In a recent survey of U.S. adults, 64 percent of respondents said they would not want their children going into politics, yet after 20 years as a graduate degree track at Florida State University, the Master of Applied American Politics and Policy (MAAPP) program remains strong, counting 400-plus alumni and no shortage of students seeking […]

Moving Forward: FSU MLK Week concludes with inspiring talk by Karamo Brown

Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall was filled to capacity when Karamo Brown enthusiastically jumped on stage for an evening of dialogue and discourse during the MLK Commemoration Celebration Tuesday, Jan. 21. The television host, reality TV personality, author and activist offered his guidance, experience and cultural expertise to close out the 32nd Annual […]