Stories written by Tom Ruiz

$1.7M grant helps students earn microbiology degrees


A team of University of Florida and Miami Dade College faculty members has won a five-year, $1.7 million federal grant to expand a distance-education program enabling MDC students to earn a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from UF. The grant was announced in August by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education. The grant is […]

A Message from your Public Works Director: Swales as an Environmental Benefit


Swales around the City are strips of land usually located in front of a house between the sidewalk and the street. Swales play an important role in the protection of our environment and the beauty of our City. First, they are an area for natural drainage for stormwater that falls on streets, sidewalks, and driveway […]