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UF to offer online degree programs

By on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm

On Monday, Governor Rick Scott signed an education bill that will let the University of Florida offer bachelor’s degrees entirely online. The online degree programs will cost 75 percent of current tuition costs.

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UF broke ground Saturday for new Austin Cary Forest Learning Center

By on April 9th, 2013 | Last updated: April 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

About 400 people watched Saturday as the ground work began in the construction of the new Austin Cary Forest Learning Center.

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Sen. Bill Nelson talks to Gainesville experts about Medicare

By on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 11:34 am

Sen. Bill Nelson met with doctors, policy makers and researchers at UF’s Institute of Aging Monday to discuss his goals for the future of elderly Americans. “Save Medicare,” he said. “Make it financially feasible given constrained budgets going on in the […]

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Scott announces incentive for college students to graduate in four years

By on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Gov. Rick Scott has announced a plan to have students finish college in four years that would free up space at universities. Scott wants students to experience locked tuition while they are in school in exchange for leaving within four years.

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Social media a possible avenue to gain employment

By on January 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Until recently, college students have been warned to be cautious about the role of social media when it comes to the job search. Now, the National Association of Colleges and Employers says social media sites can be used in the favor of job seekers and as a way to help graduating students potentially land their next jobs.

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National Pill Take Back Day asks no questions

By on April 27th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:18 pm

National Pill Take Back Day is tomorrow and law enforcement agencies around North Central Florida will be participating. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Jenifer Lowe says the program aims to help the community crack down on prescription drug abuse. Lowe […]

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For stadium regulars, closing is the wrong move

By on April 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm

The recent suicide of a University of Florida student at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has raised questions about whether the stadium should remain open for public use.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Bassler says many students aren’t keen on the idea […]

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Marion County urging residents to heed burn ban

By on April 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Dry conditions and strong winds have caused multiple fires throughout Marion County and North Central Florida. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Bassler reports what the county is doing to protect residents.

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UF celebrates sustainability

By on April 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 2:59 pm

An effort is underway to bridge the University of Florida and community at large around green efforts.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Bassler says there is produce and promise for the future.

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Play area has children “going ape”

By on March 16th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm

A new play area is helping to bring Gainesville children one step closer to the wild.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Bassler says it’s a truly hands-on experience.

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