A Mobile Pantry Brings Fresh Produce To Broward Schools. Now, It's Growing.
Five years ago, a mobile food pantry started delivering fresh, healthy food to parents at one elementary school in Hollywood. Then, it went to three.
'It's Stunning It Ran As Long As It Did': Former UNF President Discusses College Admissions Scandal
After dozens were charged in a wide-ranging college admissions cheating and bribery scandal last week, the former President of the University of North Florida said Friday on The Florida Roundup that he wasn’t entirely surprised by some of the tactics used in the scam – but was “stunned” by the scope and that it went on as long as it did. The scheme involved university administrators designating under-qualified students as athletes so they could get into schools through a “side door,” as well as fixing SAT and ACT scores. “The wide number that came in through that side door just stuns me,” said John Delaney, former Jacksonville Mayor and President Emeritus of the University of North Florida. “It’s stunning it ran as long as it did.” The scandal has brought into focus the pressure and stress that now accompanies the process of getting into college in the United States. Since 2011, William "Rick" Singer of Newport Beach, California, the scheme's alleged ringleader, operated a sham non
FIU Marks One Year Since Bridge Collapse That Killed Six People
The Florida International University community marked Friday one year since the devastating bridge collapse that killed six people — including a student and a bridge worker. The school held a memorial service, and a moment of silence took place at 1:47 p.m., the time of the collapse. Stand with us today at 1:30pm at the Betty Chapman Plaza at MMC in a moment of silence for the victims of the Southwest 8th Street pedestrian bridge accident. #FIUStrong pic.twitter.com/dQmb9ujosw — FIU (@FIU) March 15, 2019 The bridge was meant to carry pedestrians across Southwest Eighth Street, connecting the city of Sweetwater with the campus. The National Transportation Safety Board found that design flaws caused cracking at a critical structural point. The agency’s latest update doesn’t blame those design errors for causing the collapse. A full report is expected to come out later this year. On the South Florida Roundup, host Tom Hudson spoke with two reporters who've been looking into the collapse
Shhhh!!!!! Does South Florida Have The Rudest Theatergoers Anywhere?
So you snagged some great seats to a show you’ve waited a LONG time to see. Then, all of a sudden, right behind you: “Gosh, that costume is atrocious! But she sure can sing!” Oh, no. It’s the Chatty Theatergoer. And then to make matters worse, somewhere a few rows down: Ring! Ring!