FSU president, wife test positive for coronavirus
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State University President John Thrasher and his wife, First Lady Jean Thrasher, revealed Tuesday they have both tested positive for COVID-19. According to a statement from the FSU, Thrasher learned of his positive result at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday after taking a test earlier in the day. Jean Thrasher received her positive result late Monday night after an unrelated hospital and rehabilitation facility stay. The couple are home isolating and feeling well, according to FSU. I wanted to share with the FSU family that First Lady Jean Thrasher and I have tested positive for COVID-19.
Florida governor wants college teams to play sports this fall
During an appearance at Florida State University with football players and President John Thrasher, DeSantis also said the state would welcome athletes from schools in other states and conferences not planning to play this fall. We want to make sure that folks know that we value the opportunities for our student-athletes in the state of Florida, DeSantis said. That means the world to so many of our student-athletes, DeSantis said. What we frankly want to send is a message to some of the other schools that may be teetering on whether or not to play football, Thrasher said. We think its in the best interest of our student-athletes for us to play football.
FSU medical school draws warning for failing to meet standards
TALLAHASSEE Florida State Universitys medical school has received a warning from the organization responsible for accrediting medical schools across the United States and Canada. The warning said the FSU College of Medicine, which includes a regional campus based at Daytona State College, has failed to meet standards. With backing from powerful state politicians, the College of Medicine was created by the Legislature in 2000 and designed as a community-based medical school. But Fogarty said that FSU medical students, 90 percent of the time are working with board-certified physicians in doctors offices. They have a good medical school, and I think theyll address it.news-journalonline.com
FSU president: 'We've got to get a handle' on crime in Tallahassee
Florida State University President John Thrasher who marked his fifth anniversary as president Nov. 10 ran down a list of accomplishments achieved by his team Thursday before a supportive Tiger Bay Club crowd. Florida State University President John Thrasher who marked his fifth anniversary as president Nov. 10 ran down a list of accomplishments achieved by his team Thursday before a supportive Tiger Bay Club crowd. 18 in U.S. News and World Reports annual ranking of public institutions, topping a $1-billion fundraising campaign, achieving the highest four-year-graduation rate in the State University System, and generating record amounts in research funding. Thrasher told the crowd he was joking, but during his presentation he got serious on the issue of crime, which impacts FSU and the city. Im also very concerned about crime in Tallahassee, particularly when it affects our campus, he said, repeating a concern hes previously expressed.dailycommercial.com
Florida lawmaker tries again to allow concealed weapons on college campuses
click to enlarge Photo via Florida House of RepresentativesA long-debated proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry handguns on Florida college and university campuses was filed Thursday for consideration during the 2020 legislative session.Rep. Anthony Sabatini, R-Howey-in-the-Hills, filed the campus carry proposal (HB 6001) after years of unsuccessful attempts by gun-rights supporters to pass such a measure. Then another photo surfaced of Sabatini in brownface, wearing a stereotypical "Mexican" costume. Sabatini proposed a similar campus carry measure during the 2019 session, but it was not heard in House committees and did not pick up a Senate version. As of July 31, Florida had more than 2 million people with concealed-weapons licenses.orlandoweekly.com