90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming and Classical Music. Part of the community since 1965, providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Intersection: UCF President John Hitt On Foreign Students, Funding & The Downtown Campus


Play Audio

UCF president John Hitt. Photo: Matthew Peddie. WMFE


Immigration bans out of the White House had universities across the country scrambling, with students and faculty stranded in limbo.

UCF president John Hitt says he stands by those students and faculty, and he worries about the chilling effect on foreign students who aren’t affected by the order but who might be reconsidering their studies here in the US.

Hitt sat down with us to talk about the executive order. He also talks about UCF’s growth since he’s been at the helm to the second largest university in the country, the new downtown campus in Orlando, and university funding.

 


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

GET THE LATEST
Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

About Matthew Peddie

Matt Peddie

TOP