Why did women vote for Hitler? Long-forgotten essays hold some answers
Adolf Hitler surrounded by German supporters in 1937. De Agostini EditorialThe rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party in the 1930s came on the back of votes from millions of ordinary Germans – both men and women. But aside from a few high-profile figures, such as concentration camp guard Irma Grese and “concentration camp murderess” Ilse Koch, little is known about the everyday women who embraced the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, known more commonly as the Nazi Party. What little data wenews.yahoo.com
FSU settles discrimination suit with ousted student government president
A former Florida State University student Senate president has settled with the university after he was ousted from his roll in student government for expressing religious objections to the ACLU and the Black Lives Matter organization.
FSU presidential search controversy continues
Florida State University has narrowed down its presidential candidates to three candidates. Notably, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran isn’t one of those, after the university’s accreditation was threatened over his candidacy. But some are now calling for the search to be halted.
FSU eyes candidates to replace Thrasher as president
As Florida State University seeks a successor to retiring President John Thrasher, a committee Friday started interviewing nine finalists for the job --- as questions swirled about a potential conflict of interest for one high-profile candidate and as a student campaign emerged for another.
Climate change’s big weather swings boosts risk of influenza
Climate model projections indicate rapid weather variability in autumn will continue to strengthen in some regions of northern mid-latitudes in a warming climate, implying that the risk of an influenza epidemic may increase 20% to 50% in some highly populated regions in the later 21st Century.
FSU to resume in-person instruction, graduation ceremonies
In another indicator of the push to restore pre-pandemic higher education norms, FSU and the University of Florida will hold in-person graduation ceremonies for spring-semester graduates. Both institutions have announced a series of upcoming reduced-capacity commencements that will mark the universities’ first in-person graduation ceremonies since December 2019. The “condensed” graduation programs will make social distancing possible, university officials said in a press release issued Thursday. As with the plan to reintroduce in-person instruction, FSU is leaving open the possibility that the face-to-face graduation ceremonies could change. “There will be no processional, nor recessional, no platform party, and college deans will not be shaking hands with students,” the university wrote in a news release outlining changes from previous in-person graduation ceremonies.
Ready, set, sign: High school athletes make college choices on early signing day
Wednesday was the first official day of the early signing period for high school athletes in all sports but football. ClayMorgan Kendrick, softball, Florida State University. St. Johns Country Day baseball players, from left to right, Connor Moore, James Oman, Luke Shannahan and Jace Thomas during signing day on Wednesday. (St. Johns Country Day School)Trinity ChristianReagan Griffs, softball, Jacksonville University; Amaya Ross, softball, Florida State University; MacKenzie Marell, softball, Charlotte; Morgan McMillian, softball, Jacksonville University. Welcome to the Florida State Softball Family, Amaya!#OneTribe pic.twitter.com/JzOxnDbUHH — Florida State Softball 🥎 (@FSU_Softball) November 11, 2020Ware CountyCaleb Stewart, baseball, Georgia State.
FSU President John Thrasher & wife cleared after COVID-19 infections
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After testing positive for COVID-19 this month, Florida State University President John Thrasher and his wife, Jean, have been cleared by the state Department of Health. “I am happy to share that Jean and I were cleared Friday by the Florida DOH after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, and we are resuming many of our regular activities,” the university president posted Monday on Twitter. “We are feeling good and appreciate all the prayers and well wishes!”The university announced Oct. 6 that the Thrashers had tested positive. At the time, John Thrasher, 76, said he was working at home while the couple isolated.
FSU President John Thrasher & wife test positive for COVID-19
The News Service of Florida contributed to this reportTALLAHASEE, Fla. – Florida State University President John Thrasher and his wife, Jean, have both tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a statement Tuesday from FSU. The statement from the university said the president learned of his positive result at 3:45 p.m. after taking a test earlier in the day. It said members of President Thrasher’s staff were tested Tuesday and received negative test results. From Aug. 2 through Saturday, Florida State had 1,500 students and 32 employees test positive for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus, according to statistics posted on the university website. From Sept. 27 through Saturday, the most recent weekly data available, 52 students and one employee tested positive --- with a positivity rate of 2.02 percent of the overall number of people tested.
FSU cancels spring break to prevent further virus spread
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As coronavirus cases spike among Florida State University students, the school has decided to cancel spring break next year. In a message to students, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie announced changes to the school’s calendar which included doing away with spring break in 2021. “The university continues its efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and we believe these adjustments will reduce the potential for members of the campus community to return to Tallahassee with the virus after traveling during spring break,” McRorie wrote. Tallahassee police said it was one of a dozen large gatherings they broke up over the weekend, including one Sunday where two people were injured by gunfire. Florida State University reported that more than 1,400 students and 26 employees had tested positive for COVID-19 through Sept. 18.
Pandemic placing strain on Floridians’ mental health
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida is facing a mental health storm as a result of the pandemic. The state’s Children and Youth Cabinet was told Wednesday the pandemic has also changed how people are receiving mental health treatment. We attribute it to on going engagement via tele-health,” Joiner said. First Lady Casey DeSantis, who chairs the Cabinet, has championed children’s mental health following Hurricane Michael. 1 question she gets from parents is how to identify mental health issues.
Tallahassee police break up big college parties as virus spreads
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As coronavirus cases spike among Florida State University students, local police said Sunday they broke up a party at an off-campus student apartment complex that involved about 700 vehicles and more than 1,000 attendees. Tallahassee police said it was one of a dozen large gatherings they broke up over the weekend, including one Sunday where two people were injured by gunfire. Police said the vehicles at the student apartment complex were blocking travel lanes and a Leon County sheriff’s helicopter was used to help disburse the crowd. Florida State University reported that more than 1,400 students and 26 employees had tested positive for COVID-19 through Sept. 18. The university updates its coronavirus numbers weekly.
DeSantis could override local laws to ease restrictions on Florida bars, restaurants
Ron DeSantis on Thursday said he would soon ease restrictions on bars and restaurants. Three scientists comprised of two Stanford medical professors and another from Harvard Medical School told DeSantis society is better off with fewer COVID-19 restrictions. DeSantis said Florida State University, among others, has gone too far with its restrictions. News4Jax asked if DeSantis was planning on lifting restrictions on bars and restaurants. As described by the governor, the state has the authority to override local ordinances because it licenses restaurants and bars.
FSU shows signs of improving COVID-19 numbers
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Officials at Florida State University say COVID-19 numbers are starting to improve. So far, the university has identified 1,428 cases since reopening for the fall semester, but in the latest report, positivity rates and case numbers appear to be trending downward. Following a week of more than 400 new cases and a positivity rate of 12.9%, the university’s newly released report shows 178 new cases and a positivity rate of 6.7%. Hecht says most of the students who are testing positive appear to be contracting the virus off campus. In an effort to curb transmission, the university announced students who test positive and break quarantine will face possible suspension.
UF, FSU ranked in top 20 public universities
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The University of Florida and Florida State University remained ranked among the top 20 public universities in the country Monday, as U.S. News & World Report released annual ratings that have become a closely watched scorecard for colleges. UF tied with the University of California-Santa Barbara for sixth in top public universities, after being ranked seventh last year. UF also was tied for 30th among national universities, the top ranking of Florida public or private schools. The University of South Florida tied for 46th among public universities, while the University of Central Florida tied for 77th and Florida International University was in a tie for No. Among national universities, the University of Miami was tied for 49th, the second-highest ranking in the state behind UF.
FSU President John Thrasher to retire; search begins for successor
Burr said while the board will begin the search process earlier than anticipated and he has no plans to name an interim president. While his contract this year, Thrasher will remain in office until a new president can take the helm. Thrasher also posed a heartfelt message to “the FSU Family,” recounting his long history with the university and career. A special board meeting will be scheduled in the coming weeks to discuss the establishment of a presidential search committee as well as the search process, Burr said. “I assure you that I will continue to work tirelessly with our leadership team to continue FSU’s positive momentum.”
21% of students, staff tested at FSU last week were positive for COVID-19
FSU reported that in the seven-day period ending Sept. 4, 3,429 tests were performed at a local civic center and 724 individuals tested positive -- for a positivity rate of 21.1%. Overall, 839 students and 14 employees have tested positive since Aug. 2. Florida State plans to begin random coronavirus testing next week. As of Tuesday, 338 students and 28 employees have tested positive. But of the 1,253 students tested at the campus health center, 272 tested positive for a positivity rate of 21.7%
Central Florida high school closes for 2 weeks due to virus cases
ORLANDO, Fla. A central Florida high school is shutting its doors for two weeks after it had six confirmed cases and one suspected case of the coronavirus. There will be no athletic events or extracurricular activities during the two weeks, the school said on Twitter. The decision to temporarily close the school comes more than two weeks after in-person classes resumed for the Orlando-area school district. This decision to pivot is out of an abundance of caution after several positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed," the school said on Twitter. In neighboring Osceola County, a middle school announced late last month that it was closing its campus for two weeks because of coronavirus cases.
FSU postpones homecoming until spring
Pointing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida State University Alumni Association announced Friday that it is postponing annual homecoming festivities until spring. The festivities had been scheduled for the week of Nov. 9 to Nov. 14. The association did not immediately announce a spring date. “Homecoming is one of Florida State’s most cherished traditions,” university President John Thrasher said in a prepared statement. “Although we won’t be able to gather this fall, we hope to welcome friends and alumni back to campus and celebrate everything we love about FSU with students, faculty and staff this spring --- one of the most beautiful times of year in Tallahassee.”
FSU Student Senate may oust 2nd president this month
The Student Senate at FSU voted June 5 to remove its president for statements he made about Black Lives Matter. FSU’s current Student Senate President Ahmad Daraldik grew up in Palestine. “What it simply says is that antisemitic conduct, speech, behaviors, etcetera, have to be treated in an identical manner as racist speech and conduct,” said Rep. Randy Fine, sponsor of the legislation. In an email, FSU said it investigates all complaints, and that student conduct and disciplinary matters are protected by federal and state privacy laws. The Student Senate voted 19-16 last week to remove Daraldik but the vote fell short of the needed two-thirds majority.
Former Seminole who started petition to change stadium name says now is time for FSU to lead
Former Seminole who started petition to change stadium name says now is time for FSU to leadPublished: June 23, 2020, 11:05 pmThe petition has been signed over 26-hundred times, and it has already prompted a reaction from Florida State University president John Thrasher.
Florida State releases draft of school’s reopening plan
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State University expects to reopen its campus this fall, but most classes will remain online and plans being presented to the Board of Trustees are subject to change. Now the university has released its draft plan for students to return in the fall. “Really important classes for people before they enter their majors for example, or that are really critical classes for them,” McRorie said. Karen Morian, president of the United Faculty of Florida, said the school’s plan appears to align with faculty recommendations, highlighting the need for flexibility. The university will finalize its reopening plan Thursday so it can be reviewed by the Board of Governors next Tuesday.
Florida State University students move out of dorms
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Students returned to Florida State University’s campus on Thursday to move out of their dorms, nearly three months after they closed because of the pandemic. While students are moving out, university leaders are continuing to develop plans designed to keep students safe when they return to campus in the fall. When students left for spring break, they didn’t realize it’d be the last time they’d see campus for nearly three months. And the University of Florida has suggested testing wastewater at dorm buildings for virus particulars in order to spot outbreaks. While most students are moving out at FSU, the university told us international students are still living in the dorms since they can’t travel back home.
Florida universities move online to avoid coronavirus
University of FloridaOn Wednesday, the University of Florida emailed all faculty instructing them to move classes online no later than March 16 to avoid face-to-face contact. Florida State UniversityFlorida State University announced Wednesday it will also shift from in-person classes to online classes by March 23 -- the Monday students resume coursework after spring break. Following UNF’s scheduled spring break, coursework will continue through virtual online teaching for two weeks, March 23 to April 5. Florida A&M UniversityAll FAMU announced that face-to-face instruction would be suspended when students return from spring break on March 23. Edward Waters CollegeEdward Waters College extended its spring break an additional week through March 20.
Thrasher points to progress in fighting hazing at FSU
Two years after the hazing death of a fraternity pledge, Florida State University President John Thrasher said Thursday a “major culture shift is underway” as a result of university policies and a new state anti-hazing law. People can receive immunity if they call 911 or campus security to report the need for medical assistance during hazing incidents. Thrasher, a former state House speaker and senator, said Andrew’s Law has “definitely made a big difference” on campus. The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reported the separate suspensions of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority due to hazing-related incidents. The Democrat reported that Delta Tau Delta was suspended by its national office, while Theta Nu Xi was suspended by the university.
Florida State moving quickly to find new football coach
Coburn estimates it will cost Florida State about $18 million to buyout Taggart, although the details have not been finalized. Among the potential candidates: former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops, Minnesota coach P.J. "We're going to get back to the standard of Florida State University football. Haggins, who has been a Florida State assistant coach since 1994, has worked for Bobby Bowden, Jimbo Fisher and Taggart. That currently seems to be standard operating procedure these days at Florida State.
Florida State fires head football coach after less than two seasons
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) - Florida State University fired head football coach Willie Taggart on Sunday, one day after the struggling Seminoles lost 27-10 to its in-state rival, the University of Miami. "I spoke to Coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision," said Florida State athletics director David Coburn. He was head coach there from 2010-2012 after serving as an assistant from 1999-2006. Florida State had only two full-time coaches from 1976 to 2017 -- Fisher from 2010 to 2019, and legendary coach Bobby Bowden, who served 37 years as head coach. Defensive line coach Odell Haggins, a 26-year veteran of the FSU coaching staff, will serve as the interim head coach for the rest of 2019.
FSU fires Willie Taggart
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State Director of Athletics David Coburn announced today that Coach Willie Taggarts contract has been terminated effective immediately. Haggins served in the same capacity for the Seminoles final two games of the 2017 season following the departure of Jimbo Fisher. I spoke to Coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision, said Coburn. I met with the team and coaches immediately after that conversation to let them know of the change. Coburn confirmed that Florida State would immediately engage in a national search to fill the position.
Gov. DeSantis backs letting college athletes cash in
Ron DeSantis, who captained his universitys baseball team, backed California-style legislation Thursday that would allow Florida college athletes to cash in on their names and images. DeSantis told reporters he supports the direction of bills filed for the 2020 legislative session that propose what he said is needed reform for college athletes. Gavin Newsom last month signed into law a measure that, starting in 2023, would allow California college athletes to hire agents and sign endorsement deals. The nine shoulder surgeries and the two knee surgeries that I had when I was here, that wasnt Florida State. The proposals, for example, would allow college athletes to be paid to promote local businesses or as instructors in youth camps.
Study aims to help treat inmate trauma
iStock/allanswartTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Corrections and researchers at Florida State University said Monday they will partner to study whether treating symptoms of trauma in incarcerated men can help reduce chances of returning to prison. To participate, the men would need to be deemed at moderate or high risk of returning to prison after release. Behind bars, the program will focus on treating the men's mental-health and substance-abuse issues through a "holistic" approach. The program will focus on helping them manage their anger, cope with trauma and find jobs and housing upon release. When participants are released from prison, they will be required to attend 10 group sessions, which will continue the treatment they received while incarcerated.
Police: Florida State gunman thought authorities were after him
Police: Florida State gunman thought authorities were after him Authorities are still trying to figure out why a gunman opened fire in the library of Florida State University. The shooter, identified as 31-year-old Myron May, was a 2005 FSU graduate. One student found bullet slugs lodged into the heavy books inside his backpack. Anna Werner reports from Tallahassee, Florida.cbsnews.com
Three hurt, suspect killed in Florida State University shooting
Three hurt, suspect killed in Florida State University shooting Hundreds of students at the university headed for cover within the book aisles of the school's library when a gunman opened fire after midnight on Thursday. Three students were injured, and the shooter was killed after firing at police. Vladimir Duthier reports.cbsnews.com