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.
Robert Wallace, owner of Chestnut Hill Tree Farm and one of five nurseries licensed to produce and dispense medical marijuana in Florida, told the Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee Wednesday that he is working with UF scientists and is on track to meet the cultivation application deadline of February 7.