29 Mar '13, 11pm

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Mother Jones: The Dark Side of Florida Gulf Coast University, March Madness Sweetheart The university trampled over Florida panther habitat at the behest of a Big Ag benefactor. Cinderella who? The less inspiring story, however, is how FGCU rose up out of the swamp. To put it bluntly: The school paved over it, using government connections to pressure the US Fish and Wildlife Service into green-lighting the development and in the process wiping out one of the last vital habitat areas of the severely endangered Florida panther. FGCU's is a particularly extreme version of a familiar story. For a century, South Florida developers have stared down all comers—and methodically reshaped the environment in the process.

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