University Press (Florida Atlantic University)

University Press (Florida Atlantic University)

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The University Press, also commonly referred to as the UP, is the student-run newspaper of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, USA. The newspaper is published semimonthly during the summer and weekly during the fall and spring semesters. The current editor-in-chief is Gideon Grudo. Associate Dean of Students at Florida Atlantic University, Terry Mena, serves as interim adviser to the newspaper. Former adviser Michael Koretzky continues to advise the paper on a volunteer basis.

History

The UP in its current form was established in 1998 after being shut down for a period of nine months. It re-started up as a broadsheet but since has changed its format to a tabloid or magazine sized paper.

The University Press and FAU's Student Government have clashed a number of times in recent years. In 2004, the Student Government tried to lock the paper's staff out of their offices, cut their funding, and fire their adviser. This resulted from claims that UP staff were not conducting their required office hours. The UP countered that the Student Government was instead retaliating following a story that the Student Government's leaders gave themselves a 25%, 6-month retroactive pay raise without public comment. The situation was resolved after the University Press' adviser received a letter of reprimand from the Student Government.

The UP redesigned its online product and...
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