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Florida Atlantic University to get new fitness center -- South ...

There are 22 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Aug 12, 2007, titled Florida Atlantic University to get new fitness center -- South .... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Working out at Florida Atlantic University can be a cramped and confusing experience for students.

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Miami, FL

#22 Feb 25, 2009
I am a 20 year old white female who goes to FAU)--Some of you people are racist bastards haha....They do not "recruit thugs" to universities for fucking football, those talented young guys HAVE to keep a VERY GOOD GPA to stay in these schools, and they wouldn't have gotten excepted unless they scored very well on the SAT'S..so what are you guys talking about? Also, to the parent "SECTION 8" who said he or she is not letting her kid go to UM--are you crazy?? That is a great university, you have NO CLUE what the hell you're talking about..and why don't some of us try learning to spell? Thanks :)(I think Dom is the only one making sense)
Jonathan Branger

Laurel, MD

#23 Nov 25, 2009
FAU Student wrote:
These FAU stories always inspire at least:
- One person to say negative things about Brogan
- One person to insult the football team
- One person to complain about whatever the story is about
Often, it's the same juvenile person from Miami... possibly an FIU student. Since FIU and FAU have a rivalry, all those pedantic comments must be taken with a grain of salt.
That being said:
"There's an amazing discrepancy between the likes of UF and FSU compared to FAU."
Yeah, it's called "50+ years lead" and larger endowments. This is apples to oranges. Richer schools (like UF and FSU) can hire more faculty, produce more research, fund more construction, offer more courses, and take on more students.
Since UF and FSU have the chronological lead on schools like FAU/UCF/UNF (all great, but younger, schools), UF and FSU get the majority of the state money.
If the state money was distributed evenly across the board, you'd have many excellent schools in Florida.
They recently exacerbated an already terrible situation by passing the deferential tuition bill. The rich schools became richer while the poorer schools have to read their name in headlines like, "___ to cut back courses, reduce faculty".
Sometimes, schools like FAU should be commended just for keeping their heads above water.
Anyway...
FAU is becoming a more traditional school by the minute. Athletic facilities, like this one, are part of that. But there is more than one underlying purpose here: fit students (the ones using the fitness center) cope with stress better, perform better on academic measures, and are retained longer at the university.
In time, FAU will carve itself a very sizable niche in Florida. Sooner than you'd think.
Sooner than you think? Here we are almost 3 years later, and what happened? FAU has taken steps back, or at the very least, no steps foward. No greek houses as promised, less people enrolling in classes, teachers getting laid off, only 9% of the student body live on campus (still strictly a communter school)and the tougher admissions rates are not working as the gratuation rates are still low.Florida Atlantic University's graduation rate has averaged around 16% for 4-year full time students and 38% for 6-year full time students. The national average is 53% for 6-year students. FAIL

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