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Student Veterans Find A Home at UF, Work to Advocate For In-State Tuition

By on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 11:44 am

As the nation celebrates veterans, student vets at the University of Florida finds a home in a new center just for them which opened in April. Some are also advocating for the support of pending bills to allow veterans to automatically receive in-state tuition rates.

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2013 marks 80th anniversary of Civilian Conservation Corps creation

By on April 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:20 am

In celebration of Earth Day, Americorps is seeking volunteers to help in a marsh preserve shoreline planting project at Yellow River on April 26 and 27. The group is an extension of the mission of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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Jest Fest!, a celebration of merriment, begins in April

By on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:20 am

Jest Fest!, a monthlong event featuring jugglers, jokesters, magicians and acrobats, will begin April 6. Gainesville’s Parks and Recreation Cultural Affairs Department is bringing a host of variety acts to Bo Diddley Community Plaza for the entire month of April. All events are free and open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Heavener Hall construction faces complaints about sustainability

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

A new addition to the business college, Heavener Hall, will undergo construction in April. But it will require the removal of 55 trees from the green space it will replace.

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Newberry Nations Park to host grand opening baseball tournament

By on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

Newberry Nations Park will host its grand opening baseball tournament Friday through Sunday. Its 16 baseball fields make the park one of the largest complexes in the country.

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Primavera events aim to help community to explore, inspire and create

By on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

Primavera, which takes place every spring, is a monthlong festival that brings together the best in music, art, science and events.

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Local manatees successfully braving the cold

By on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

North Central Florida manatees are handling the recent temperature drops and continue to thrive.

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Pedestrian killed on State Road 200

By on February 11th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

A pedestrian was struck by two vehicles and killed on State Road 200 in front of the Steeplechase Plaza. The man has been identified by fingerprints, and investigators are looking to notify family members.

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UF scientists construct the mammal tree of life

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

The study of the largest tree-of-life database ever created was published to the journal Science Thursday. A group of University of Florida scientists worked to create this database as part of an international team that researches genetic and physical characteristics of placental mammals, which evolved into many of the mammals on Earth today.

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Qualifying week begins for Gainesville elections

By on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

Candidates must complete the qualifying process if they want their names on the ballot. Qualifying fees are about $400 for mayor and about $300 for city commissioner.

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