Florida Atlantic University is a public, coeducational, research
university located in Boca Raton, Florida, United States. The
university has six satellite campuses located in the Florida cities of
Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, and in
Fort Pierce at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. Florida
Atlantic serves a seven-county region that has a populace of more than
three million people and spans more than 100 miles (160 km) of
Florida's eastern coastline. The university opened its doors in 1964 as
the first public university in southeast Florida and the first
university in the nation to offer only upper-division and graduate
level courses. Although initial enrollment was only 867 students, this
number increased in 1984 when the university admitted its first
undergraduate students. As of 2008, enrollment has grown to
approximately 27,000 students representing 139 countries, 48 states and
the District of Columbia. In recent years Florida Atlantic has
undertaken an effort to increase its academic and research standings
while also evolving into a more traditional university. Under the
direction of current President Frank T. Brogan, the university has
raised admissions standards, increased research funding, built new
facilities, and established notable partnerships with major research
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Roman Emperor Caracalla was assassinated at a roadside near Harran.
Winchester Cathedral at Winchester in Hampshire, one of the largest
cathedrals in England, was dedicated by Bishop Walkelin.
Italian scholar and poet Petrarch took the title poet laureate at a
ceremony in Rome.
British Prime Minister William Gladstone introduced the first Irish
Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
British occultist and writer Aleister Crowley began transcribing The
Book of the Law, a Holy Book in Thelema.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Very small.
2. Serving to diminish
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Look, look, look to the rainbow
Follow it over the hill and stream
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