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Deal Reached to Keep Joint FAMU and FSU Engineering College

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Posted at 5:38 AM, Feb 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-16 06:39:06-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The chancellor of Florida's university system says an agreement has been reached over the engineering college run by Florida A&M University and Florida State University.

The Florida Board of Governors is scheduled to vote on the agreement at its meeting next week.

The deal calls for keeping the college run by the two schools located in the state capital. There was a push last year by former State Sen. John Thrasher to have each university set up separate colleges. Thrasher is now FSU's president.

The agreement calls for changing who oversees the joint college.

The deal also proposes integrating student and academic activities that had been previous been handled separately by each school. FSU and FAMU will also ask the Florida Legislature to appropriate money directly to the college.

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