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Violent crime on the increase in Broward schools (Sun-Sentinel)

Violent crimes are becoming more prevalent on Broward’s public school campuses, with six cases reported last year for every 1,000 students, newly released figures show. “School resource officers do reduce violence among students in schools,” said Michael Dale, a law professor at Nova Southeastern University, who specializes in juvenile law.


Constitutionality of Healthcare Law (WPBT2’s Issues)

Soon after President Barack Obama signed the legislation on healthcare reform, 13 attorney generals, led by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, filed a suit saying the new law was unconstitutional. NSU law professor Doug Donoho shared his thoughts on the merits of this legal challenge.


Understanding the beating of Josie Lou Ratley (Sun-Sentinel)

Jan Faust, director of the Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress Program at Nova Southeastern University, said friends of suspects are confronted with allegations of violent behavior and feel the need to explain it to validate their friendship.


Chancellor of Health Professions Division Speaks on Health Care Bill (CBS4 and Money Talks News)

Frederick Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., chancellor of Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division, discussed the passing of the health care reform bill on WFOR CBS4 and on Money Talks News.


Colleges get career-minded (Miami Herald)

Traditional colleges and universities are adding new programs to give students the practical training they’re demanding. For example: Nova Southeastern University plans to add a half-dozen career-oriented programs to its business school over the next three years.


NSU fellowship helps train prison doctors (Associated Press)

David Thomas, a professor at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Davie , helped develop the college’s two-year fellowship for doctors who are considering working in prison medicine, one of few such programs in the country.


NSU’s Razor’s Edge program seeks student leaders (Miami Herald)

With Florida’s unemployment rate higher than it has been in 30 years, job prospects are a huge worry for college students. Nova Southeastern University is tapping into that concern with a new scholarship program that aims to groom student leaders into competitive job applicants.


Some Idol voters count more than others (Vancouver Sun)

Geography and order of performance count just as much as vocal ability and Simon Cowell’s approval – if not more so – according to a study on American Idol’s voting patterns prepared late last year for the Farquhar College of Arts & Sciences at Nova Southeastern University by Jason Gershman, an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., school.


Eating on campus undergoes revolution (Miami Herald)

The days of a salad bar causing a stir in the campus dining hall are over. In the food court at Nova Southeastern University, the choices include Wild Greens, Papa John’s Pizza, Subway and Chicken Grill.


Business Lessons From the Grateful Dead (Fox Business)

Barry Barnes of Nova Southeastern University weighs in on marketing and business lessons to be learned from the Grateful Dead.


University heads ask businesses to offer insight, internships (Miami Today)

South Florida has no problem attracting students to its higher education institutions, four area university presidents agreed at a panel discussion hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. What still needs work, the presidents said, is the area’s ability to keep them here after graduation.


These are true masters of the universe (Miami Herald)

Two of the most enlightened leaders of our time, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, shared with us their wisdom and charm at Nova Southeastern University. Their appearances were two days apart, they are from different faiths and they spoke on different topics — and yet they shared a universal theme: No man — or woman — is an island.


University School incorporates board games into its curriculum (SunSentinel)

For educators at the University School, board games are about a lot more than fun. First- through third-grade teachers at the school are seeing positive results using Mind Lab’s educational board games to teach a wide range of subjects and social skills.


Schools offer new entrepreneurial classes (Miami Herald)

As the economy has faltered and the number of pink slips has risen, many workers have decided to start their own businesses. NSU is among South Florida colleges to emphasize entrepreneurship courses in response to rising interest.


Nursing students and faculty provide diabetes screenings (Miami Herald)

Faculty members and students from NSU’s College of Allied Health and Nursing helped provide diabetes screenings for high school students.


Law professor weighs in on worker fired from Home Depot for wearing God button (Associated Press)

Michael Masinter, a civil rights and employment law professor at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, said any lawsuit over religious discrimination might be a tough one to win.


NSU economic professor speaks about the recession (WFOR CBS4)

Albert Williams, Ph.D., a professor of economics and finance at NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, spoke to CBS4 regarding the end of the recession.


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