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FAU President Saunders Meets with The Post editorial board...

Dr. Saunders will continue the previous administration's move to attract more traditional, full time residential students to what is mostly a commuter school . She said the football stadium that's been on the drawing board for several years will be integral to that plan. "It is one of a piece of that campus experience; of cultivating the student athlete, of giving opportunities for our community to come back on campus, of building school spirit and identity, of alumni giving," she said. "I think it's just a marvelous opportunity to create a sense of place on campus."

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Steer FAU toward sciences: Three areas: Neuroscience, aging, climate change

Looks like if your degree or study interest don't match these three areas you might want to Find Another University

Steer FAU toward sciences: Three areas: Neuroscience, aging, clim | www.palmbeachpost.com
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Re: Steer FAU toward sciences: Three areas: Neuroscience, aging, climate change

I'm not sure if I agree.  This is just one of the many positive directions for FAU.  There are so many other great programs FAU offers besides the Sciences. 
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Re: FAU President Saunders Meets with The Post editorial board...

I think these issues are concerning issues with society but it seems since this whole med school addition they want to totally change the University to that direction. As for climate change it is such a controversial issue to put all your eggs into a basket might not be a smart idea. I don't mind finding solutions to help get off foreign oil with the university's project with the turbines or using HBOI to do studies in the ocean environment to better understand ocean cycles. But for FAU to say there are going to focus study into a subject that they don't even have a meteorological department sounds pretty uneducated to me.
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Rick said

Dr. Saunders will continue the previous administration's move to attract more traditional, full time residential students to what is mostly a commuter school . She said the football stadium that's been on the drawing board for several years will be integral to that plan. "It is one of a piece of that campus experience; of cultivating the student athlete, of giving opportunities for our community to come back on campus, of building school spirit and identity, of alumni giving," she said. "I think it's just a marvelous opportunity to create a sense of place on campus."

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Sorry about that Rick i didn't realize your title and post went with the article I posted
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boozie132 said

Sorry about that Rick i didn't realize your title and post went with the article I posted

No apology necessary!

Merged the topics to keep things in one handy place :)
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Re: FAU President Saunders Meets with The Post editorial board...

Well of course we're going to study the sciences. Researching the arts does almost nothing for us financially.

Still, FAU is dismantling HBOI piece by piece - now they're selling off the signature research vessel - so really, what was the point of acquiring a research facility only to deprive of it everything they needed to do, you know, research? Saunders said these research areas were chosen because of our existing access to opportunities… I don't see the opportunities in climate change.

I'd rather see us offer degrees in green architecture, carbon emissions accounting, marine medicinal chemistry, biomimetics, conservation biology, etc

I also think we'd increase our retention and graduate research by offering more 5 years BS/MS programs, then expand the Ph.D. programs. People aren't going to transfer if they know they can stay and get both degrees in five years. And once they're on track to finish a Master's, you say to them, "Another couple of years and you could pick up your Ph.D. here as well, one fell swoop."

(Of course you're not supposed to get your Ph.D. and your undergrad from the same institution but ehh)









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