Universities across Florida protest the HB 999 bill (includes video story)

Chanting was heard at Florida International University’s main campus as students and faculty alike stood before the Charles Perry building. This was in response to House Bill 999.

HB 999 proposes that funds for DEI programs get cut, which affects the community at large not only at FIU but at other public colleges and universities across the state of Florida.

The restrictions on education have caused some faculty to leave the public university setting in Florida.

“I have two colleagues who have taken positions at other universities this month and they’re leaving,” FIU Professor Philip Stoddard said. They are excellent colleagues,” he continued. 

The fight continues against these social legislations that threaten everyone’s education.

Kelly has loved writing and photography for as long as she can remember. She hopes to someday leave a mark on the world by telling important stories.

Megan is a Digital Communication and Media Major with a focus on Television and Multimedia Production. She is also pursuing a minor in Social Media and E-Marketing Analytics. After graduation, she plans on using the skills and knowledge gained to become an editor in the entertainment industry.

Daniela Zulueta is a FIU Alumni at Florida International University who graduated with her bachelor's in digital broadcasting and media and holds an associate degree in journalism from Miami Dade College. She loves Miami and aims to share the stories of the citizens who live here and all over the world. After her studies, she wishes to pursue a career in the entertainment field.