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2 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

As mentioned, change is a big part of it and obviously we’ll cycle through that.

There’s also a big-picture issue at play. For the better part of a decade, the overweening idea was that UCF wasn’t a “real” school and just a glorified juco on steroids. There was enough truth to the accusation that everyone from the Board of Trustees on down went to great lengths to prove it wasn’t so. They mostly succeeded

Now, with the downtown campus, students are supposed to just say “Never Mind” to all that stuff about a “true college experience” , at least initially.

Because the Rosen School was so much lower profile (and because the nature of the program is quite career-specific), no one thought much about it.

Similarly, the postgraduate nature of many of the Nona programs didn’t lead many to worry about the lack of a Greek row.

This is a problem that’s imminently fixable (and especially as students find their way around Andy and his crew on the downtown bar scene), but the administration is going to have to be proactive in addressing it.

My guess is that for the most part, the main campus will be where primarily, out of area and out of state students live and attend classes, while the downtown campus will probably be comprised mainly of "local" kids who were already long time Central Florida/Orlando area residents, many of whom could jump in their cars and drive across town or to an adjacent county, to visit their parents.

IOW, the kind of "commuter school" kids that the main campus used to serve.

And who's to say a small version of a Greek row won't sprout up near CV? 

It's not like there's no available property in the immediate vicinity...

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Nice little street for a few fraternity & sorority houses.

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On 4/26/2019 at 2:26 PM, spenser1058 said:

What we can - and can’t- expect to be available for students when UCF/Valencia’s downtown campus opens this summer:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/education/os-ne-ucf-construction-tour-20190426-story.html

From the Sentinel 

Haha, just came here to post the same link.  Great video footage! 

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5 minutes ago, JFW657 said:

Should we not? 

Hank hates Bungalower so when Brendan posts something interesting he can just see it here and stay in his Happy Place!

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19 hours ago, codypet said:

I haven't seen that in a while.  I believe he got a lot of complaints about it.

I liked Matt's style and read it all the time.  Then it looked like a site run by middle school kids, so I stopped reading and stopped clicking links to it.

Maybe they've gotten better, but I haven't checked it much.  I have actually clicked a couple of the links after people commented on the story, but my default answer is "NO."

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ON A TOPIC-RELATED NOTE:

Wow!  This is really getting finished.  Color me impressed.

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29 minutes ago, HankStrong said:

I liked Matt's style and read it all the time.  Then it looked like a site run by middle school kids, so I stopped reading and stopped clicking links to it.

Maybe they've gotten better, but I haven't checked it much.  I have actually clicked a couple of the links after people commented on the story, but my default answer is "NO."

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ON A TOPIC-RELATED NOTE:

Wow!  This is really getting finished.  Color me impressed.

I think Brendan has been trying to expand the audience by widening the neighborhood focus. He still has some scoops that land there first (or at least without a paywall) and those are the ones I try to link. He’s also very helpful in answering questions that arise.

At the end of the day, a lot more folks watch insipid local news than the PBS News Hour.

Gotta go where the money is

 

 

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On 4/30/2019 at 1:00 PM, HankStrong said:

I liked Matt's style and read it all the time.  Then it looked like a site run by middle school kids, so I stopped reading and stopped clicking links to it.

Maybe they've gotten better, but I haven't checked it much.  I have actually clicked a couple of the links after people commented on the story, but my default answer is "NO."

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ON A TOPIC-RELATED NOTE:

Wow!  This is really getting finished.  Color me impressed.

I've been reading Bungalower since it was first started by Matt, and whilst it was a good companion to UP initially, some of the writing made me cringe.  When Brendan took over, it was full of ideas but some of the content was a bit amateurish (but a step up from the previous editor).  However, I've been very impressed by how far the blog has come.  The writing doesn't make me cringe anymore, as there appears to be more editorial control over content to keep it professional and appealing to advertisers.  Orlando doesn't get a lot of love in terms of culture, so Brendan really helps highlight things that wouldn't get that kind of coverage outside of Orlando Weekly.  

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On 5/1/2019 at 3:43 PM, jliv said:

I've been reading Bungalower since it was first started by Matt, and whilst it was a good companion to UP initially, some of the writing made me cringe.  When Brendan took over, it was full of ideas but some of the content was a bit amateurish (but a step up from the previous editor).  However, I've been very impressed by how far the blog has come.  The writing doesn't make me cringe anymore, as there appears to be more editorial control over content to keep it professional and appealing to advertisers.  Orlando doesn't get a lot of love in terms of culture, so Brendan really helps highlight things that wouldn't get that kind of coverage outside of Orlando Weekly.  

I agree! I was initially worried during the transition (and may have made a regrettably snarky comment or two about it here), but the level has been much more consistent as of late.  A great resource for Orlando! 

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1 minute ago, RedStar25 said:

Why is every building in the "creative Village" gray and white with maybe a hint of *GASP* Beige. That's not very creative.

I guess the pink got left behind when Craig Ustler parted ways with Phil Rampy...

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5 minutes ago, RedStar25 said:

Why is every building in the "creative Village" gray and white with maybe a hint of *GASP* Beige. That's not very creative.

I think at this point, they're just sticking with the original name "Creative Village" even though the original concept has kind of morphed into "UCF Downtown Campus". 

Agree about the colors, though.

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4 minutes ago, JFW657 said:

I think at this point, they're just sticking with the original name "Creative Village" even though the original concept has kind of morphed into "UCF Downtown Campus". 

Agree about the colors, though.

I fully expect the CV name will be as forgotten as Expo Centre and Sunshine Park in less than 5 years.

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3 hours ago, dcluley98 said:

Parcel M rendering was pretty colorful. Let's see if that is how it looks when it's done: 

I wonder how much of that colorful color in the rendering is just a representation of the reflection of the sky in the glass.

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