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Spring 2018

By Fernando Blanco View Message from the President 2 Features Realizing Potential Goes Over the Top 8 Patels Honored with Community Service Award 14 Making Dreams a Reality 16 Royal Treatment 19 Time to ExEL 20 Determined to Thrive 24 Departments Around NSU 3 Realizing Potential New Funds of Note 28 Student Profile Natalie Negron 30 Faculty Profile Albert Williams 32 Melanie Crandall 34 Alumni Profile Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards 36 Athletics 40 Alumni Notes 42 The Far Horizon 44 …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles dead at 90

By Gisela Salomon Former CIA operative and militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, who was accused of organizing a string of 1997 Havana hotel bombings and a 1976 Cuban airline bombing that killed 73 people, has died. He was 90. Posada, who had been diagnosed with throat cancer about five years ago, died Wednesday… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Pratt & Whitney to add 215 jobs in $100 million Palm Beach County expansion

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Jet engine developer Pratt & Whitney said Wednesday it would add 215 jobs by 2020 in a $100 million expansion at its campus in northwestern Palm Beach County. The new investment will support the expansion of the campus and new equipment needed for manufacturing, engineering, and the development… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Fort Lauderdale sells 28 acres in Dania Beach for $13.9M as part of land disposal program

By David Lyons The City of Fort Lauderdale, seeking to dispose of surplus land it no longer needs, has sold 28 acres it owned in Dania Beach for $13.9 million. The money will be used to fund infrastructure projects such as seawall repairs, an emergency medical services station and an aquatic center, according… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Miami Police car crasj sends officer, driver to hospital

By Wayne K. Roustan A Miami police officer and another man required hospital treatment following a collision between a patrol car and a Nissan, police said. It happened about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at Southwest 17th Avenue and Second Street. The street was closed to traffic during the crash investigation and cleanup. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Bullet hits state trooper's car along Florida's Turnpike

By Wayne K. Roustan A Florida Highway Patrol trooper has dodged a bullet but investigators are unsure if he was targeted or just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The trooper was northbound on Florida’s Turnpike in southwest Miami-Dade late Tuesday when he heard five shots. One of them hit the front fender on… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Florida sued over ban on early voting on college campuses

By Gary Fineout TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida voting rights group and university students from two schools sued the state’s chief election official on Monday over a 4-year-old edict banning the use of college buildings as early voting sites. The lawsuit takes aim at a decision made by Secretary of State Ken… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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No picket signs in Florida. Use ballots to help schools. | Randy Schultz

By Randy Schultz Teachers in five states have walked out in recent weeks. Would a strike happen in Florida? Probably not. But could education become a key political issue this year? It should. In West Virginia, teachers got a 5 percent raise after striking for two weeks. West Virginia, though, is one of 15 states… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Slightly drier conditions today but tropical disturbance poised to soak South Florida

By Doug Phillips South Florida is again part of the Sunshine State — at least temporarily. The drudgery of constant rain has eased up a bit and the sun will be out on Wednesday, but that tropical disturbance heading for the Gulf of Mexico is threatening to ruin the weather for the Memorial Day weekend. Early Wednesday,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Amazon Prime Now delivering beer and wine to South Florida doorsteps

By Doreen Christensen Just in time for Memorial Day parties, Amazon Prime Now is delivering beer and wine in a jiffy to South Florida doorsteps. The service for Prime members offers hundreds of wine and beer products, including brews from South Florida’s own Funky Buddha, for free two-hour delivery to South Broward… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Woman, 94, hunting for hero who saved her from sinking car

By Wayne K. Roustan Alice Modine is looking for the “guardian angel” who pulled her from her sinking car and then disappeared. The 94-year-old Boca Raton resident was driving home, eastbound on Glades Road about 2:30 Saturday afternoon, when a storm hit. The rain came down so hard she could not see through her windshield,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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He fled traffic stop and then smashed car into home, cops say

By Doug Phillips Adele Fisher was sound asleep inside her Pembroke Pines home early Wednesday — until an expensive luxury automobile came crashing through a front bedroom and closet that she uses as storage space. “I was sleeping and all of a sudden there’s banging on the window, there’s lights shining, flashlights… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Airport mass shooter Esteban Santiago expected to plead guilty today

By Paula McMahon Esteban Santiago, the military veteran who confessed to killing five people and seriously injuring six others in the mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale’s main airport last year, is expected to plead guilty today. Santiago, 28, is due in court for a mental competency hearing at 9:30 a.m. in federal… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Dueling lawmakers back, oppose bonds for Miami-to-Orlando train

By Jim Turner TALLAHASSEE — Members of Florida’s congressional delegation are split over bonds for the Orlando leg of the controversial Brightline passenger train service that expanded south to Miami last week. In separate letters, delegation members urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to support… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'American Pastoral,' dies at 85

By Hillel Italie Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of “Portnoy’s Complaint” to the elegiac lyricism of “American Pastoral,” died Tuesday night at age 85. Roth’s literary agent, Andrew Wylie, said the author died in a New York… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Jazz greats perform for Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Jazz luminaries Herbie Hancock, Paquito D’Rivera and Wycliffe Gordon performed a benefit concert with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Jazz Band at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. The performance, which included the Coral Springs Middle School Jazz Band, will send proceeds to the Alex Schachter… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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