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Police have no evidence of missing UF student

By on September 25th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Christian Aguilar, 18, has been missing since Thursday and police have no evidence. The last place police confirmed Aguilar and Pedro Bravo, a student with whom he had an altercation, is at Best Buy at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

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Violent responses to anti-Islam video reinforce negative stereotypes, scholar says

By on September 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Asra Nomani, a journalist, author and Islamic scholar, said that the recent global violence reinforces negative stereotypes against Muslims.

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Bread of the Mighty looking for help to meet high demand

By on November 21st, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:02 pm

A Gainesville food bank served more than 90,000 people with more than 4,000,000 pounds of food last year.  But WUFT-FM’s Leah Harding says this year they are looking for help to meet that continued demand.

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“Stuff the Bus” has pulled away, but the need remains

By on November 21st, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:02 pm

The annual “Stuff the Bus” drive has been extended this year.  WUFT-FM’s Leah Harding says hundreds of homeless students in Alachua county are looking for support. Anyone interested in donating to the continuing drive can contact “Stuff the Bus” committee [...]

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First African Nobel Peace Prize winner honored today at UF

By on October 21st, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai will be honored today with a 20-foot tall oak tree planted by the University Auditorium on the University of Florida campus.  WUFT-FM’s Leah Harding says it is an appropriate tribute to the memory of a [...]

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Reitz Union Renovations may cost students

By on October 14th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:03 pm

University of Florida student fees may be on the rise. WUFT-FM’s Leah Harding says the University is looking for money to fund some renovations. J. Wayne Reitz Union Director of Operations Mike Meernack says they have been assessing the renovation [...]

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Wanted: feline lovers for this weekend’s cat adoptathon

By on October 7th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Alachua County’s Animal Services is teaming up with Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary for the second time. Hundreds of cats will be available for adoption tomorrow. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s  Leah Harding spoke with Alachua County Animal Services Public Education Program Coordinator, Hillary [...]

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