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FSU provost off to Ohio University

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 president Monday after interviewing him and two other finalists over the weekend. Ohio University is roughly the same size as FSU. 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. .

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. Bob Glidden's vision and leadership have helped make FSU the quality university it is today." A national search for his successor is expected.

First lady's brother declares for Senate

MIAMI _ Hugh Rodham, the first lady's brother, said fighting crime would be a top priority as he launched his Democratic bid for U.S. Senate on Monday. He made his announcement on CNN's Larry King Live talk show. Rodham will "officially" announce his candidacy for the seat held by Sen. Connie Mack in Tallahassee on Tuesday before going on to Tampa and Miami, a spokesman said. Rodham said he "can't be worried about" queries about his White House connection. Hillary Rodham Clinton is "cautiously optimistic," he said, and President Clinton said his candidacy is "not a horrible idea."

Rolling deliberations to stay put

GAINESVILLE _ The penalty phase of the Danny Harold Rolling murder trial will stay in Gainesville after a judge Monday denied a defense request for a change of venue. Public Defender Rick Parker argued that extensive media coverage and inflamed emotions in the community, where the victims were students at the University of Florida and Santa Fe Community College, make it impossible to pick an impartial jury.

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