Select Page

Taylor Crehan

Student Government 2017 Election voting opens

Voting has officially begun for the 2017 Student Government Election. Voting began at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Students interested in voting for a new Student Body President, Vice President and Treasurer may now do so either in person or online. To vote in person, students can go to Cohen Center 247. Online voting can be done through EagleLink. Eagles can also select several senators representing the five colleges at FGCU on the ballot. On Monday, Feb. 27, SG uploaded a video to YouTube explaining how to cast a vote online. Current Student Body President Thieldens Elneus was featured in...

Read More

Marieb Hall receives $10 million donation

FGCU received the single largest gift in the university’s history on Feb. 24. Faculty and staff gathered in the courtyard of Marieb Hall Friday morning to witness the unveiling of the $10 million donation to the College of Health and Human Services. “There’s no question that this is the best day in the college’s history,” CHHS Dean Mitchell Cordova said to the crowd. The donation was made by former biologist and nurse Elaine Nicpon Marieb, who has also authored 13 textbooks. Marieb Hall, which was named so in honor of Marieb when she donated $5 million to the college in 2012,...

Read More

SG makes steps toward deeming FGCU a sanctuary campus

In the midst of President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, members of FGCU’s Student Government discussed SG Resolution 1617-002, Mutual Respect, a resolution that could potentially make FGCU a sanctuary campus, during their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Sanctuary campuses, modeled after sanctuary cities, help shield undocumented students from being deported. The resolution, which was presented to senators in first reading on Tuesday, Feb. 14, focused on respecting other students and the diversity included on campus. “In our deliberations, we respect each other and diversity, we support mutual respect for diversity and people of other backgrounds,” the resolution said. According...

Read More

SG presidential candidates announced

Just after midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 21, members of the FGCU Fusion Party as well as FGCU Eagle Pride met at the Student Plaza, signaling the announcement of the new Student Government parties. FGCU Fusion Party candidates came in a large group, cheering and hyping one another up, while a select few members of FGCU Eagle Pride gathered at the Student Plaza to hang their promotional banner. For the 2017-18 school year, the role of Student Body President will either go to current SG Secretary junior Jalisa White with Fusion or current Student Body Vice President senior Emmalyn Green...

Read More

Naples company gifts scholarship for new program in honor of 20th anniversary

Students interested in becoming a physician’s assistant will soon have the opportunity to apply to a new scholarship. Self Insured Plans, a Naples business that specializes in employee benefits administration, pledged $20,000 to FGCU’s new Master of Physicians Assistant Studies Program. The money pledged by Self Insured Plans will go toward the “Self Insured Restricted Scholarship,” which will award $5,000 to a student enrolled in the program over the next four years. The company decided to pledge the money to the university in honor of FGCU’s 20th anniversary, which happens to coincide with Self Insured Plans’ anniversary. “All of...

Read More

Alumni address concerns with former presidential search candidate Tom Grady

A group of FGCU alumni sent a letter addressed to the Presidential Search Advisory Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 15 regarding concerns with the committee’s decision to move a certain candidate forward. The letter, which was sent to Eagle News by alumnus Andres Machado and written by Machado, Madina Behori, Lori Boegershausen, Sherona Edwards, Kenneth Esquilin, Emilio Feijoo, Deion Jones, Lindsay Leban, Lucy Leban, Kathleen Leon, Christie Mauretour, Cory Mentzer, Jordan Nation and Tatiana Rodriguez, centers on the group’s concerns with former candidate Tom Grady. After the second day of on-campus interviews on Thursday, Feb. 16, the committee chose four...

Read More

The Reef: Mold isn’t something we’re taking lightly

Several apartment buildings at The Reef, Estero’s newest student housing complex, are currently infested with mold. The fungus was found on student’s drawers, walls and their personal belongings. After reaching out to Meisha Nelson, the assistant general manager of The Reef, and not getting a response, an Eagle News reporter was contacted by Mark Evans, who handles public relations for The Reef. Evans, who works for Threshold Agency — a residential marketing company that works closely with Asset Campus Housing, The Reef’s parent company – said in an email on Wednesday, Feb. 8 that the situation “is not something...

Read More

Sole original presidential candidate drops from running

The search for Wilson Bradshaw’s replacement continues to lengthen, as Daniel Heimmermann, the sole remaining original candidate for FGCU’s presidency, dropped out on Friday, Feb. 10. Presidential Search Advisory Committee chair Ken Smith sent an email to all students, faculty and staff regarding Heimmermann’s withdrawal. Included in the email was a statement written by Heimmermann explaining his decision. “After much reflection with my family, we have decided that it would be best for me to withdraw from the president search at Florida Gulf Coast University,” Heimmermann said. “I have appreciated the opportunity to meet the search committee and your...

Read More

FGCU students team up with Fort Myers Police Department to host unity walk

Residents of Fort Myers driving through the city might have noticed something a little different on Saturday, Feb. 4. Starting at 10 a.m., members of FGCU’s National Black Law Student Association along with other FGCU students, walked alongside officers from the Fort Myers Police Department down Martin Luther King Blvd. during the Blue and Green Goes Blue and Black Unity Walk. “I’ve always wanted to plan a walk,” sophomore and member of NBLSA Simone Nelzi said. “I noticed that there was a distrust between the community back home, and then when I got here I’ve seen it with the...

Read More

Second burglary plagues Garage B

A second burglary has occurred in Garage B in South Village. UPD Chief Steven Moore sent an email to students, faculty and staff on Thursday, Feb. 2 regarding an auto burglary that occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. According to the email, UPD received a report of the burglary, which occurred on the second floor of Garage B in South Village. According to the email, UPD received video surveillance footage of two suspects spent about two hours going from car to car checking for unlocked vehicles and taking items from cars. “We received numerous tips providing the...

Read More

Latest Print Edition

Recent from Instagram

Recent Tweets