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Caylee Weintraub

Brice Ehmig makes NowThis News top 20 people who rocked 2016

Political science major Brice Ehmig turned heads on Aug. 19, 2016, when she started playing her bagpipes to peacefully protest against comments made by “The Preacher,” a man who has made hateful comments toward Ehmig and other students. Ehmig’s girlfriend, Gabby Cicolani recorded Ehmig’s protest in a two minute thirty-six second video. This video has spread far beyond the FGCU community, garnering over 300,000 views on Facebook and over 25,000 views on YouTube as individuals voice their solidarity with Ehmig’s demonstration. Most recently, on Dec. 26, NowThis News has listed Ehmig as second in the “top 20 people who...

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With decorated caps, FGCU students are ready for graduation

On Monday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Student Alumni Association hosted a Cap Decorating Party for students graduating from FGCU this December. Glitter glue, pipe cleaners and confetti were spread in wide arcs across Cohen Center Ballroom tables for students to use as they personalized their graduation caps. Students chose decorations they felt best represented their time at FGCU. Jessica Goodstein, an environmental major, wrote the words “Graduating Naturally” across her cap. After dedicating so much of her time and studies to the natural world, she said she believes these words reflect the passion she feels...

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University makes amendments to alcohol regulations

On Friday, Dec. 2, the Florida Board of Governors, in cooperation with Vice President of Student Affairs Mike Rollo, made significant amendments to a prior regulation addressing possession, service and consumption of alcohol on FGCU premises. The Florida Board of Governors is a statewide regulatory mechanism that oversees university guidelines and makes recommendations as how to most effectively communicate and establish university policies. In this case, the Board of Governors specifically aided in updating FGCU’s alcohol policy, regulation FGCU-PR9.002, which has been in effect since 2008. The major changes to this regulation involved establishing succinct definitions of terms previously...

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