Among his higher education reform initiatives, Governor Rick Scott is calling for state universities to prioritize funding for engineering and math over certain majors he claims do not directly lead to good jobs and economic growth if those alums stay in Florida. Governor Scott cited anthropology majors in describing his new agenda to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. At UF, which has a large anthropology program, students and professors say this particular analysis, and this proposed approach to higher education funding, is flawed. Reported by Katie Gillen, WUFT-TV News.
A second body was recovered Thursday as crews continued searching the Gulf of Mexico for a family missing off southwest Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. Cape Coral Fire and Rescue found the body Thursday morning, about 4 miles from where searchers found another body Wednesday, a Coast Guard news release said. Authorities have not released the identity of either body.