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UF to offer online degree programs

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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Sen. Bill Nelson talks to Gainesville experts about Medicare

[jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20130213BillNelson.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/wuftnews/20130213BillNelson.mp4″ image=http://www.wuft.org/videoupdates/files/2012/10/WUFT-Generic-Logo_final-854×480.png] 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 future.” Medicare is a top …

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Social media a possible avenue to gain employment

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

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 says collection sites will be at law enforcement locations from …

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UF celebrates sustainability

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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