Bethune Cookman University increases security after racially motivated Jacksonville shooting
Bethune Cookman University’s Director of Campus safety Gary Price said his campus security team is beefing up patrols even more now after tragedy on Saturday near an historically black university in Jacksonville.
Battle of the Bands shifts to virtual event
Nick Solomon said he knows this year things will be different with the classic events going fully virtual due to the pandemic. There are virtual events happening this Tuesday-Saturday as part of the Florida Classic week. Among those are events are like a diversity career fair, a virtual battle of the bands, a pep rally and more. FAMU President Dr. Larry Robinson said the donations are welcomed and he’s looking forward to the virtual events this year. More information about the full list of virtual events can be found at FloridaClassic.org.
Florida Classic goes virtual because of pandemic
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Classic events this year will look a lot different for alumni and families who usually pack Camping World Stadium for the big game and come to Central Florida for a good time. “Not being able to be in that environment and hear the sound it’s going to be a lot different,” Solomon said. Event organizers with Florida Citrus Sports are working to keep the spirit alive, but also encourage people to donate virtually to help keep Bethune Cookman University and Florida University growing strong. There are virtual events happening this Tuesday-Saturday as part of the Florida Classic week. Anyone interested in donating or taking part in the Florida Classic can click this link at FloridaClassic.org.
Bethune-Cookman University cancels rest of athletic season due to virus
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – After a recent spike in coronavirus cases on campus, Behtune-Cookman University has cancelled the remaining 2020-21 athletic season, the historically Black university announced this week. According to the university, B-CU is one of the first NCAA Division I institutions to end athletics for the remainder of the year. University officials said the decision was made after a series of meetings with athletic staff, medical and public health experts as well as state and local officials. “The risk premium is simply too high and our priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff,” Chrite said. Over the past eight days, however, we’ve noted a sudden spike in cases on campus, hence this decision.” Thompson said.
RIP: Rare baby conjoined seahorse twins at B-CU research lab die after beating the odds
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. A miracle of Mother Nature was just what we needed amid a global pandemic, but when rare conjoined twin seahorse babies were born in August at the Bethune Cookman University Aquatic Research Laboratory even that reprieve was short lived, because its 2020. Dr. Sarah Krejci, assistant professor of biology and environmental sciences, reported the conjoined dwarf seahorse twins were born Aug. 17. The lab was tracking the health of the twins closely because the presence of conjoined seahorse twins is a very rare occurrence and even in previous reported cases, none made it past their first day of life, according to the labs blog. The tiny sea monsters were first discovered in the lab by undergraduate researcher Cameron Eskew, and the students named them Bethune and Cookman.Conjoin twin dwarf seahorses, Bethune and Cookman at B-CU Aquatic Research Lab. Relive the tiny seahorses in all of their wonder and learn more about the research happening at the Aquatic lab here.