Author Archives: JoAnna Wise

UF Board of Trustees approves 15% tuition hike

By on December 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

 The Board of Trustees came together early this morning and approved a 15% increase in tuition and 5% increase in fees. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Joanna Wise reports, many officials say it’s a necessary change.

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Pizza topping its way into the news

By on November 18th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

According to an agriculture website called agday.org, Americans consume around 350 slices of pizza per second.  Pizza has become a staple in many school lunchrooms around the nation. It’s clear pizza is making its way into many stomachs, but now […]

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Senator Montford pushing for heat law

By on October 7th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm

There’s been an increase in heat-related student deaths and as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Joanna Wise reports, now Florida lawmakers are considering legislation on the issue.

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Taking strides towards domestic violence awareness

By on October 7th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm

A study from the Domestic Violence Resource Center says 1 in every 4 women experience domestic violence in their lifetime. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM, Joanna Wise reports, people in the community came together last night to raise awareness about the […]

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Social issues and Autism speaker comes to Gainesville

By on September 16th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

One traveling speaker will be stopping by Gainesville to give his insight on social issues and Autism. James Williams is a young man living with autism. He travels the country talking about his experiences, the challenges he faces and how […]

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Middle school students get a musical suprise

By on April 21st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Students at Lake Weir Middle School were presented with more than $20,000 in instruments for the band program. The brass and percussion instruments were donated this morning by Fidelity Investments. The gift far exceeds the school’s average yearly band budget […]

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"Love Not Dove"…Gainesville business owner

By on April 4th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Many people have express outrage over the behavior of a Gainesville Pastor, whose actions may have triggered the killing of 8 United Nations workers in Afghanistan. The groups taking responsibility say their actions were in response to the burning of […]

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Raising awareness about autism

By on April 1st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm

The Centers for Disease Control estimate an average of 1 out of 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder. Saturday is World Autism Awareness Day. WUFT-FM’s JoAnna Wise spoke with Marie Trempe the founder of Autism Oasis, a school for […]

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University of Florida Professor named Leopold Leadership Fellow

By on March 24th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm

University of Florida Professor Ted Schurr is joining a prestigious list of names that only 3 other professors in Florida have their names on. He has been named a 2011 Leopold Leadership Fellow, a program recognizing scientists. WUFT-FM’s JoAnna Wise […]

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American Jewish Historical Society honors former UF Journalism Dean

By on February 11th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Ralph Lowenstein, the Dean Emeritus of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has been honoring the Jewish-American community by preserving their history into an archive. Now he will be the one receiving a top honor by the […]

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