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Muslim Student Association to hold henna event

English major and president of the Muslim Student Association Farwa Khan along with biology major and vice president of the MSA Sharin Shafi will bring a taste of diverse culture to the MSA’s second annual henna fundraiser event. Students and faculty can decorate their hands at the event by choosing from a variety of henna designs. Prices for henna tattoos range from $2 for simple designs and can increase depending on the complexity of the design. The fundraiser will take place at the Veterans Pavilion on March 28 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. “We noticed there’s not a lot...

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Eagle News awarded six SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

Staff members of FGCU’s independent student media group Eagle Media received six Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards on Friday, March 24. EN took home the following accolades for Region Three: Best Affiliated Website, Best All-Around Non-Daily Newspaper, Best Use of Multimedia, Best Feature Writing, Best Feature Photography and Best Sports Photography. SPJ’s Region Three includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The staff as a whole received recognition for their website, eaglenews.org, which took home Best Affiliated Website. The staff as a whole also received recognition for Best All-Around Non-Daily...

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George Washington University professor to speak on Trump’s policies

Students interested in learning more about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and America’s role in the Middle East have the opportunity to attend “The United States and the Middle East in the Trump Era” lecture on Friday, March 24. At 6:30 p.m. in Edwards 112, Marc Lynch, a political science professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., will be discussing the impact of President Trump’s approach to the Middle East. According to a press release, along with his professor position, Lynch is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, an independent policy research institute based in Beirut,...

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UPD sends out alert in reference to the white supremacy flyers

UPD sent an email to faculty, staff and students concerning the Vanguard America posters that have been found throughout campus Thursday, March 23. The letter stated that on Monday, March 13, UPD removed approximately 30 Vanguard America posters from two boardwalks and the academic core buildings. This isn’t the first time these posters have been seen around campus. Back in December, students started noticing the flyers taped on walls and light posts. In the email, UPD says that “although not a crime, the method of posting violates university policy and flyer is concerning due to the bias nature of...

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International Celebration Week to downsize

For the first time in 20 years, FGCU’s International Celebration Week is downsizing. The event, held annually since the university’s inception by the International Services Office, is usually a school-weeklong event. However, due to recent budget restraints, ICW will be taking place across three days: Wednesday, April 5 through Friday, April 7. “It’s definitely involved a lot more creativity,” International Services Office Coordinator Charlotte Bingham said. “It just made it, somewhere, a bit more fun.” ICW, now in its 20th year, will allow students to explore the cultures of those from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa through a...

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FGCU Hall of Fame recipients announced

Ten more Eagles will be added to FGCU’s Hall of Fame. On Tuesday, March 21, Vice President for Student Affairs J. Michael Rollo sent an email to students regarding the 2017 Hall of Fame recipients. “The Hall of Fame is reserved for those students who have demonstrated superior leadership, integrity and achievement through their activities, service, scholarship, and academic excellence while members of the Florida Gulf Coast University community,” Rollo said in the email. Jordan Blankenship, Emmalyn Green, Caroline Haney, Andrea Jarquin, Nyasia Jenkins, Nora Johnson, Sara Lohbauer, Paul Olivera, Logan Schulz and Sarah Stauring will be inducted into ...

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President Bradshaw responds to bias-based incidents

On Wednesday, March 22, five days after nine faculty members raised concerns about racially charged posters being placed around campus, President Wilson Bradshaw publicly responded to the bias-based incident. In the fifth of a series of letters titled “From the President’s Desk – Biased-Based Incidents,” Bradshaw closed the message stating, “This does not just happen. It has to be intentional, and the necessary personal commitment and leadership are shared by all of us.” According to records obtained by Eagle News, the public announcement was preceded by an email from Bradshaw to the nine faculty members — Dr. Kevin Aho,...

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Police Beat: Barbed baseball bat, stolen projectors, and broken bathroom window

Kicking and screaming On Saturday, March 4 at 4:13 a.m., a complainant called UPD stating that there was an intoxicated man screaming and banging on car windows in North Lake Village. The subject had locked himself out of his dorm room and was trying to get back in. A resident assistant then helped the subject get back into his dorm. Barbed baseball bat On Saturday, March 4 at 2:56 p.m., a UPD officer was advised that a subject was in front of a building in North Lake Village holding a baseball bat with barbed wire wrapped around it. The...

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VP of Student Affairs J. Michael Rollo amends alcohol policy

On Friday, March 10, the Office of General Counsel amended a prior university regulation regarding the possession, service and consumption of alcohol. In the summary note, J. Michael Rollo, the vice president of Student Affairs, wrote, “This regulation is amended to reflect revised terms and the current application and approval process for the possession, service and consumption of alcohol on campus.” The revision of the regulation focuses primarily on compressing the information included in the prior regulation. While the original document spanned six pages, this revision has reduced the length to two pages and has eliminated some extraneous subsections....

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Police Beat: Bathroom break in, marijuana, and roommate revenge

Bikes Taking a Bath On Monday, Feb. 27 at 1:29 p.m., a campus recreation employee found two bikes that had been left in the North Lake Village Waterfront Bath House. One of the bikes matched a description given by a student whose bike had been stolen earlier in February. UPD has taken the bikes into property pending further investigation. Marijuana in Garage B On Monday, Feb. 27 at 10:42 p.m., a complainant reported an individual was smoking marijuana in Garage B on the third floor. UPD officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Roommate Revenge...

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