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Textbook sales fall at the FGCU bookstore

January 6, 2016

They search online for PDFs. They use websites such as Amazon, TextSurf and BigWords. Sometimes, they go to brick-and-mortar stores such as Textbook Brokers and Barnes and Noble. But, for many students,...

Six tips to meet your New Year’s resolutions

December 30, 2015

If you want to run a marathon, ace your classes or save money in 2016, you aren’t alone. According to, 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions every year – and 92 percent...

Policy changes could affect sick leave and tuition waivers at FGCU

December 21, 2015

  Employee sick leave, tuition waivers and FGCU’s organizational chart could be affected Jan. 12 if the Board of Trustees votes to approve proposed changes to three policies. While most of the...

UPD numbers don’t indicate an actual problem at FGCU

December 5, 2015

The Letter to the Editor titled “UPD Cares” provides useful data on the number of DUIs, notices to appear and traffic citations FGCU students have received this semester, as compared to the numbers...

FGCU makes financing plan for $18.2 million recreation center

December 4, 2015

After three legislative sessions and still no promise of state funding for a new recreation center, Board of Trustees Chairwoman Robbie Roepstorff told President Wilson Bradshaw and his administration...

FGCU marks 20th anniversary since construction was first started

FGCU marks 20th anniversary since construction was first started

November 29, 2015

Despite the sounds of bulldozers, speeches and applause that kicked off the Nov. 28, 1985, groundbreaking of what would become FGCU, the 20th anniversary of that groundbreaking passed quietly. To...

Dealing with (but mostly avoiding) uncomfortable questions this Thankgiving

November 25, 2015

Whether you are flying home to shovel a driveway, driving three hours to get to the east coast or hanging around Fort Myers, Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends. No matter the size...

Q&A with President Wilson Bradshaw

Q&A with President Wilson Bradshaw

November 20, 2015

During a day full of meetings, ceremonious big check photos and speeches, President Wilson G. Bradshaw sat down with Eagle News to talk about Hawaiian shirts, leadership and his upcoming retirement. First...

An examination on why FGCU students are late for class

November 16, 2015

Whether it’s because of oversleeping, getting held late at work or having trouble finding a parking spot, most college students have been late to at least one class. Dana Goronsky, a senior communication... among top college websites in nation according to ACP

November 5, 2015, the website of FGCU’s student newspaper, came in eighth place in a national competition Nov. 1. The award was for “Best in Show” among large universities. The competition was judged...

Presidential candidate Carson will be in Fort Myers Nov. 4

November 3, 2015

Dr. Ben Carson, who is No. 1 in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll for the Republican presidential nomination, will be promoting his latest book in Fort Myers Nov. 4. The book, “A More Perfect Union:...

Students for Liberty volunteers Keegan Connolly and Emily Reynolds help conference attendees sign in at the University of Florida in September. Special to Eagle News.

FGCU hosts its inaugural Students for Liberty conference

October 28, 2015

What do attorneys, radio show hosts and think-tank employees do for fun on a Saturday? If they are guest speakers for Students for Liberty, they might be speaking at FGCU’s inaugural SFL regional conference....

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