On Thursday afternoon the finance committee of UF’s Board of Trustees approved a plan to authorize a minimum of 38 Million in budget cuts for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Trustees later heard from “Save UF! Spend the Reserves” advocates, but explained they were leery of tapping reserves in the face of such a large cut in state funding. The motion goes before the full Board on Friday. At the same time, UF is counting on Board of Governors approval of another 15% tuition hike, and the administration has warned further cuts may be necessary if the tuition hike is not approved. WUFT-TV’s Catherine Awasthi reports.
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A second body was recovered Thursday as crews continued searching the Gulf of Mexico for a family missing off southwest Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. Cape Coral Fire and Rescue found the body Thursday morning, about 4 miles from where searchers found another body Wednesday, a Coast Guard news release said. Authorities have not released the identity of either body.