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FAU Law School?

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FAU's medical school was an ambitious move that gave the university a much-needed shot in the arm, as the offering of a professional degree always elevates the academic profile of any university that offers it.…

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Lots to Do at FAU

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Year after year, tour group after tour group, incoming freshmen are advised to "get involved" on campus and join a club. To those who were part of clubs in high school, this is an easy sell. But others may be skeptical, at…

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Not Everything is Sunshine in the Sunshine State

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Sometimes when you really care about something, you tend to minimize its flaws and play up its positives. That certainly applies to an alma mater as well: we brag about a new rec center, a new football stadium, raised GPAs, stores hanging up FAU…

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5 Franchises That Should Open Near Campus

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Next year, the the highly-regarded Shake Shack will open right across the street from campus in University Commons. Not only do they make great food (including awesome cheese fries) but they'll also have an outdoor patio area,…

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Part 2: BOT Retreat Notes

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Here are some more highlights from the Board of Trustees Retreat back in September, especially with relation to development (remember what blog you're reading?)

LET'S BUILD SOMETHING

President Saunders wants to increase…

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FAU's Board of Trustees Dream Big

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Every year the FAU BOT gets together for a two-day long workshop called the Board Retreat where they discuss a number of things like how we're doing and where we're going. They discuss challenges and ambitions as well as the politics and finances involved in bringing our goals to…

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Should the Rick Newman Show move to FAU?

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"The Rick Newman Show" has to be one of Boca's "best kept secrets." The annual light and display shows go up every Halloween and Christmas in front of Newman's house at 699 NW 9th Ave, behind the Boca Raton mall, and they've…

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If You Build It and Neglect It, They Won't Come

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Back in 1996, the Flowering Tree Society of Palm Beach County partnered with FAU to bring a Flowering Tree Park to campus.

Not to be too hipster here but you've probably never heard of it. I've talked to a number of people…

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The Difficulty of Creating Tradition

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Back in 2007 when the FAU football team was selected to face Memphis in the New Orleans Bowl, Athletics Director Craig Angelos was surprised to find a short line of excited fans waiting outside of the Oxley to buy tickets to…

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Admissions and the Numbers Game

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FAU broke a new admissions record for Fall 2012 by enrolling 30,038 students overall, with 23,660 calling the Boca Raton campus home. Last year the media talked about our increased enrollment but I guess they didn't want to write that story this year, so I…

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FAU Museum(s)

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Did you know that FAU has an art museum?

You didn't miss it on the Boca campus - it's at the Jupiter campus. 10,000 square feet of exhibition space is not bad at all, and with free admission, the price is definitely right.…

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Showing Their Support

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Mayor Susan Whelchel has referred to Boca Raton a "university town" on a couple occasions and it's certainly no secret that we here at the FAU DIEHARD blog certainly want the city to develop that way. A big part of…

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Tweets from FAU Gameday in the Future

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(It's Friday night before the opening season game here in Boca Raton)

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FINALLY! GAME WEEKEND! Getting smashed on University Blvd tonight for Friday Night on the UB. hmu if you wanna join.

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@ashleygirl Yep. Campus Bar & Grill…

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Did You Know?

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Short post today because of studying/Halloween.…

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Let's Talk About Airport Road

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Airport Road has the advantage of being parallel to I-95, making it a highly attractive space to developers who know their signage could be seen by a tens of thousands of drivers every single day.…

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It's the Little Things

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The story goes that when FAU President Anthony Catanese (1990-2002) first arrived at FAU, the thing that bothered him most was the view of campus itself. "One of the reasons I almost didn't come here was there were no trees,"

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Humble Beginnings of University Boulevard

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Right now 20th Street is a dead zone desperately trying to maintain its status as Boca's "center" for industry. Fabric stores, bike shops, storerooms and warehouses intermingle with empty buildings and empty plazas. It's been difficult to attract entrepreneurs to the…

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Past Explorations for Future Developments

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Over the years FAU has commissioned studies, solicited renderings and plotted out space for future facilities. Now, things rarely go as planned because of funding issues, changes in student and faculty needs, or someone like…

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FAU Campus Project Updates: Statues, Expansions and Amphitheaters

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Here are some of the things that we know FAU is working on:

The new dorm "skeleton" is still progressing along but the main walls have not been added yet, so it wasn't worth adding another picture yet. We'll see where they're at next…

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Walking the Tortuga Trail

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As you may know, preserving the "scrubland" area on the northwest side of campus has been the subject of much debate. Essentially the issue is that the biology and ecology clubs (with faculty support) have been trying to "Save…

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