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The Florida International University Board of Trustees approved a regulation today that will make the university smoke and tobacco-free, effective January 2011.Smoking and the use of tobacco products will be prohibited on all university-owned properties, including Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Biscayne Bay Campus, Engineering Campus, recreational facilities, residential facilities, and parking lots and garages. Tobacco use in vehicles that are on FIU-owned properties also will be prohibited.
Within days of the creation of the American Red Cross LGBT Haiti Relief Fund, a Red Cross representative stated the fund has already raised more money than many of the huge corporate donors. This was accomplished by significant outreach efforts to the LGBT community via donors and activists along with a massive email campaign to the members of three LGBT cruise companies, Olivia, Atlantis and RSVP. Within a week, the community has raised over $150,000 for the fund.
The Florida Memorial University Gala Committee presents "A Night to Remember,"Florida Memorial University's Fourth Annual President's Scholarship Gala. The fundraiser will be held on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. This year, the event will be hosted by an Honorary Gala Committee including The Honorable Carrie P. Meek, honorary committee chair and former congresswoman; Alberto M. Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Sheldon T. Anderson, president and CEO of Northern Trust - Southeast Region; Gepsie M. Metellus, executive director of Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center; and Dexter A. Bridgeman, founder and CEO of Success South Florida Magazine.
Tuskegee University, known for its strong programs in the sciences, architecture, and engineering, among others, is a historically black university founded in 1881. Its first president was Dr. Booker T. Washington, who championed economic independence and self-reliance among black Americans in the early 20th century.In an effort to open up new opportunities for its students, Miami Dade College (MDC) and Tuskegee University in Alabama have announced an articulation agreement. Tuskegee joins more than 70 universities nationwide and internationally that have established agreements with MDC to provide a seamless path for transferring students. This includes agreements with the University of Maryland University College, Smith College, the University of Wisconsin, Mount Holyoke College, Fisk University and all the public and many of the private colleges and universities in Florida.
The school year is in full swing, and as a parent, you may be seeking some extra assistance for your child’s education.  Hiring a tutor can help eliminate some of the stress involved with homework and even improve your child’s grades.  If you are a tutor, you might be seeking new clients to teach and earn some extra income.
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