FIU Day 2018

On Wednesday, February 7, members of the FIU community – including students, faculty, alumni, and members of the FIU Board of Trustees will be in Tallahassee, advocating for FIU’s 2018 Legislative Priorities and thanking our legislative delegation for their continued support of FIU. Members of the Florida Legislature, which includes six FIU alumni, have been extremely supportive […]

A Brighter Tomorrow, One Bouquet at a Time

Much like our beloved Magic City, Maria Peralta ‘05 has a warm and sunny disposition. As she opens up about her blossoming business, Flower Fanatic, she radiates enthusiasm, compassion and kindness. For Maria, each day is an opportunity to create a more vibrant and loving Miami. Her imaginative floral arrangements reveal unmistakable talent and creativity, […]

Students take part in early voting march to the polls

Like many Americans this year, freshman marketing student Christy Rivera still wasn’t sure for whom she would be casting her vote for in the 2016 presidential election. Still, she joined approximately 50 other FIU students on Nov. 4 for a nonpartisan Election Pep Rally and a march to the West Dade Regional Library, the nearest early […]

Get your FIU Voter Yard Sign

Elections provide citizens the opportunity to voice their opinion and uniquely influence the future of their community. During this election season it is crucial that our advocates highlight the unique ability education has to change lives, inspire innovation, and lead economic growth. We need YOUR help! This initiative will showcase the importance of higher education […]

Legislative Session Report 2015

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This year, the Florida Legislature provided nearly $30 million in new and restored funding for FIU. Governor Rick Scott signed the 2015-16 budget Tuesday morning. Below are the $21.8 million in FIU projects that were newly funded by the Legislature and approved by the Governor: $11 million net increase in Performance Funding $2.3 million for the Satellite Chiller […]

May 2015 Legislative Update

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This year’s regularly scheduled legislative session came to an end on May 1. As you may have read, the Legislature adjourned without passing a state budget due to the House and Senate’s difference of opinion about Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Health Care Act. The Florida Constitution requires the Legislature to pass a budget by […]

Defining FIU’s federal priorities

Several snowfalls didn’t stop FIU Panthers this week in the capital city as President Mark B. Rosenberg and advocates presented the university’s priorities to Congress and celebrated 50 years of federal partnerships this week. President Rosenberg meets with Florida delegation Graduate Medical Education (GME) This past Tuesday, March 3, President Mark B. Rosenberg traveled to Capitol Hill to present FIU’s federal priorities to the Florida […]

Voters say ‘Yes’ to FIU

Voters approved a referendum that sends a clear message that they want more and better educational opportunities for our community. They have given FIU a mandate. “The voters have spoken and they have said ‘Yes’ to FIU,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg. “We are thankful for the support of Miami-Dade voters, including FIU students, […]

Miami’s 21st Century Economy is Taking Shape at FIU

News of Miami’s economy tends to be dominated by the city’s volatile – and often controversial – real estate market. Gleaming condos towering over Biscayne Bay and multi-million-dollar cash deals between off-shore LLCs give it an extravagance that is hard to ignore. Foreign buyers fleeing unstable economic conditions in Latin America, Russia, and Israel are […]