Thursday, June 9, 2011

US Sen. Marco Rubio to teach part-time at FIU

Freshman U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is sharing his expertise with students at Florida International University as a visiting fellow at the university's School of International and Public Affairs, the school announced Thursday.

The GOP senator will co-teach four courses on Florida politics, together with two full-time FIU professors. He will draw on his tenure in the Florida House of Representatives, where he rose to Speaker of the House.

"I am always excited to see young people who are interested in politics and public service. I enjoy providing them real world insights on elections and policy making," Rubio said in an emailed statement.

Rubio, who began teaching in May for the summer trimester, will teach Monday and Friday when the Senate is not in session, spokesman Alex Burgos said.

He will earn $24,000 a year, less than the roughly $27,000 limit senators are allowed for outside work.

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