UF, new college rank in top 10 of best college values
The University of Florida and New College of Florida are among the Top 10 public institutions that provide the best value in higher education, according to a report released Friday by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Kiplinger's ranked UF No. 2 among the 100 Best Values in public colleges for the fourth year in a row. It ranked New College of Florida as No. 8. State University System Chancellor Mark B. Rosenberg said in a news release that the university system is proud of its ability to produce high-quality education and world-class research while charging the lowest tuition and fees in the nation. Three other Florida universities made Kiplinger's 100 Best. Florida State University came in at No. 17, the University of Central Florida was ranked No. 42, and the University of South Florida was ranked No. 75. Kiplinger's examined more than 500 public four-year universities and ranked the schools by academic quality, cost and financial aid. The report can be viewed at www.kiplinger.com/money/collegevalues/
Harvard professor will speak on 'Future of Life'
On Nov. 13, Eckerd College presents Harvard professor Edward O. Wilson who'll give a talk on "The Future of Life." The biologist is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and recently launched "The Encyclopedia of Life," which aims to offer a Web site for each of the 1.8-million known species on the planet. The lecture is free and open to the public. It begins at 7:30 p.m. in Fox Hall. Eckerd is at 4200 54th Ave. S. For information, call (727) 864-7979 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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