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FSU provost gets top job at Ohio U

Florida State University Provost Robert Glidden, who spent 15 years at FSU and was twice a close runner-up for its presidency, has a new job. Ohio University named Glidden its new president Monday after interviewing him and two other finalists over the weekend. Ohio University, roughly the same size as FSU, was founded in 1804 as the first university in Ohio and the Northwest Territories. Glidden, 57, will start there July 1. He came to FSU in 1979 as dean of the music school. After narrowly losing a bid to become FSU's president in 1991, he became provost, the No. 2 administrative job. When he again applied for the presidency last year, he was widely supported by the faculty. Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte, who won the job instead, said Monday that Glidden would be "greatly missed. . . . Bob Glidden's vision and leadership have helped make FSU the quality university it is today." A national search for his successor is expected.


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Authority hospitalized

George Bean, executive director of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, was hospitalized over the weekend because of chest pain. Bean had a heart bypass operation more than 10 years ago, said his secretary, Mary Ann Shurts, but one of his arteries may have gotten clogged again. He was listed in stable condition Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.