Jumbo Shrimp aim to build on mission to increase diversity in baseball
Harold Craw wanted the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp to connect with the area’s storied and diverse baseball tradition. What better way to do that than by connecting several local schools with Jacksonville’s past and making an event out of it.
Edward Waters University students will soon be able to earn nursing degrees, partnership with University of Florida
Students from Edward Waters University will soon have a pathway to earn a bachelor of science in nursing, or a B.S.N. degree. EWU and the University of Florida College of Nursing entered into an agreement Wednesday that allows up to five Edward Waters students into the program.
Edward Waters College becomes Edward Waters University; Florida TaxWatch; Connecting veterans with mental health care
On this edition of “This Week in Jacksonville,” Edward Waters College is now officially Edward Waters University. President Zachary Faison joins us on the show to talk about what the historic change means for students, staff and the community. Also, Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic Calabro discusses the nonpartisan group’s view of the state budget that just went into effect this week. And the coordinated effort to protect American heroes from the horrors of war on this Independence Day: Elizabeth Sherr, the clinic director at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone, joins us.
DeSantis budget routes millions more in funding to Edward Waters College
Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday thats hes allocating millions of state dollars to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In Jacksonville, the governors budget includes $6.4 million for Edward Waters College -- an increase of $3.5 million. This will enable literally thousands and thousands of our students to remain in their institutions.On Edward Waters Colleges website, a statement reads that the college will utilize of the additional support towards bringing new academic programs to the institution such as computer and information science, forensic science, social work, and the advent of the of the colleges first graduate degree program.When the colleges first graduate program launches, EWC can change its name, from Edward Waters College to Edward Waters University. The budget also allocates about $17 million in funding for Bethune-Cookman University -- an increase of $13 million. Florida Memorial University in Miami will receive $7 million -- an increase of $3.5 million.