Bob Graham thinks state universities are in danger
The Florida university system is in danger according to former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham. Graham gave a lecture earlier this afternoon about land-grant institutions and their current position in the state. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with Bob Graham and reports on the actions he wants Floridians to take.
Tonight U.S. Senator Bob Graham and former State Senator Lee Constantine will be speaking at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service regarding the newly formed Florida Conservation Coalition, a new bipartisan initiative aimed at preserving the state’s natural resources. The event gets underway at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall and is free and open to the public.
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