FIU ranks first among Florida public universities

FIU earned 97 points, the highest score in the history of the Performance-Based Funding Model in Florida FIU has earned the highest score among public universities in the state according to the Florida Board of Governors performance-based funding scores announced today. In Florida, state universities are evaluated on key metrics including four-year graduation rate, retention rate, cost […]

FIU trustees extend President Rosenberg’s contract

President Mark B. Rosenberg
FIU’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a one-year extension to President Mark B. Rosenberg’s contract. –By Madeline Baro for FIU News The FIU Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved a one-year extension to President Mark B. Rosenberg’s contract. The extension follows a “superior” rating for Rosenberg’s accomplishments and leadership during the 2019-2020 academic year, […]

MacKenzie Scott makes a $40 million gift to FIU that will transform the student experience

Philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott and husband Dan Jewett have announced a $40 million gift to FIU. The gift is unrestricted and will be used to support student success programs. “Higher education is a proven pathway to opportunity, so we looked for 2 and 4-year institutions successfully educating students who come from communities that have […]

Major gift highlights: Summer 2021

As the June 30 close of the fiscal year 2020-2021 approaches, the FIU Foundation is excited and grateful to announce it has already surpassed its fundraising goal of $79 million, bringing in $111.9 million in support for the university as of June 25, 2021. This achievement marks the third record-breaking fundraising year in a row […]

A local MD’s journey and efforts to increase Black presence in the medical profession

Dr. Seth Crapp
–By Nina Rose “Do I belong here?”  Look around the classroom. Few of the students look like you, and many come from families of doctors. The faculty don’t look like you, and the school’s culture may communicate that you don’t belong. How are you going to find mentors, build a network? Only a tiny percentage […]

VIDEO: Knight Foundation, FIU to accelerate growth of Miami’s tech ecosystem

Building on South Florida’s momentum around technology and entrepreneurship, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation made a $10 million gift to FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences to develop technical talent at scale to meet the demands of industry and Miamians seeking to advance their tech skills. The investment will catalyze the […]

So close! Completion grants push students past the finish line

–By Kenneth Setzer “I got into college!”  Opening that college acceptance letter is thrilling – and a little scary. While scholarships can help with the costs of tuition and books, a worrying trend that appears later in the academic career sees many students have to choose to delay their studies when the graduation finish line is nearly in sight.  To redress this, more institutions are offering what are called “completion grants,” a type […]

Following gift from Maurice A. Ferré Foundation, FIU celebrates launch of Maurice A. Ferré Institute for Civic Leadership

Public policy professor Agatha Caraballo named inaugural director –By Amy Ellis for FIU News Widely regarded as the father of modern-day Miami, Mayor Maurice A. Ferré led the city through some of its most challenging times – the McDuffie riots, the Mariel boatlift and the drug wars. His early vision of Miami as the gateway […]

Maurice A. Ferré Foundation gift to establish Maurice A. Ferré Institute for Civic Leadership at FIU

–By Amy Ellis for FIU News The Maurice A. Ferré Foundation has announced a $2 million gift to Florida International University and pledged to raise additional funds, totaling $5.55 million, for the university to establish the Maurice A. Ferré Institute for Civic Leadership at the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs. The new […]

BankUnited iCare Scholarship targets students engaged in diversity

–By Ellen Forman for BizNews In the summer of 2020, BankUnited launched its iCARETM program. The mission of iCARETM, which stands for Inclusive Community of Advocacy, Respect and Equality, is to create a safe, diverse and inclusive workplace where individuals are valued for their talents, feel free to express themselves and are empowered to achieve their […]