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Chicago group announces intent to purchase Studer Group

Chicago group announces intent to purchase Studer Group

The Chicago-based Huron Consulting Group announced today on its website its intent to purchase the Studer Group for $325 million,paid via $323 million in cash and $2 million in Huron common stock. The transaction is expected to close next month. "The healthcare industry is facing immense [...]

Studer Institute hires PYP exec

Studer Institute hires PYP exec

The Studer Institute announced today that Rachael Gillette will become its Director of Professional Development, effective Feb. 2. Gillette, former executive director for Pensacola Young Professionals, has worked in not-for-profit organizations in the Pensacola area for eight years. Prior to [...]

UWF Foundation, Inc. accepting Board of Director applications

UWF Foundation, Inc. accepting Board of Director applications

The Nominating Committee of the University of West Florida Foundation, Inc. is now accepting applications for candidates to fill open Board of Director seats. The new Directors will be appointed by the full Board of Directors at its meeting on June 23, 2015 for four-year terms beginning July 1, [...]

Escambia County School District ranked 47th in the State

Escambia County School District ranked 47th in the State

Niche, which was founded by Carnegie-Mellon University students, has public its rankings of the Best Public School Districts in Florida. A high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources, and a diverse set of high-achieving students [...]

More on CyberThon success: ‘You got pwnd. We own you.’

More on CyberThon success: ‘You got pwnd. We own you.’

Press Release from School District: Cyberthon Challenges High School Info Techs PFHS Cybersecurity Students Fight Hackers With Teamwork “You got pwnd. We own you.” For most people working with information technology, seeing this message on a computer screen would cause panic. However, not [...]

Early learning programs gain attention of lawmakers

Early learning programs gain attention of lawmakers

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After failing last year to pass legislation upgrading the health and safety standards of Florida's early-learning programs, lawmakers are beginning the process again for 2015. On Wednesday, Jan. 21, the Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee [...]

Lawmakers to consider new medical marijuana plan

Lawmakers to consider new medical marijuana plan

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Less than three months after Florida voters narrowly rejected a plan to legalize medical marijuana, a Republican senator Monday filed a bill that would allow patients to get pot if they suffer from diseases such as cancer, AIDS, epilepsy or multiple [...]

GREEN FIRE Screening and Discussion. Feb. 10 (trailer)

GREEN FIRE Screening and Discussion. Feb. 10 (trailer)

A 30-minute excerpt of the documentary film, Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time, will be shown and discussed at the February meeting of 350 Pensacola. The documentary film highlights legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and [...]

Context Florida: Unleash the power of school protests

Context Florida: Unleash the power of school protests

by Catherine Shore Martinez Jeffrey Hernandez, “whiz kid,” Jeffrey Hernandez, evil genius, Jeffrey Hernandez, testing guru, Jeffrey Hernandez, miracle principal – all contradictory but all attitudes held by different factions in the tumultuous year of his reign as Chief Academic Officer of [...]

Scott’s press office responds with written answers to the firing/resignation of FDLE commissioner

Scott’s press office responds with written answers to the firing/resignation of FDLE commissioner

Governor Scott’s Press Office: FAQ on FDLE – January 22, 2015 Q: Is it true that Gerald Bailey (FDLE Commissioner) was forced to resign? Prior to December 16, 2015, the Governor’s staff notified cabinet staff (including the offices of the Attorney General, the Chief Financial Officer, and [...]

Top 40 Pensacola restaurants according to Yelp

Top 40 Pensacola restaurants according to Yelp

  Last week, Yelp published its The Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2015 list is based off of reviews from 2014. No Pensacola restaurants made the list, but I checked to see what were the top 40 highest rated restaurants in the Pensacola area.   The most popular and [...]

BLAB TV morning show, The Daily Brew, starts in three weeks

BLAB TV morning show, The Daily Brew, starts in three weeks

BlabTV’s new morning show has a name, logo and start date--Feb. 16. The Daily Brew is part of BlabTV’s new programming initiative, announced in October 2014. Part of that new initiative included a Talent Search with more than 250 applicants. The Talent Search process was also how BlabTV [...]

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