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UF trustee reacts to Chairman stepping down

Founding member of the University of Florida’s Board of Trustees Carlos Alfonso will withdraw his application for a third term on the board. This decision comes after learning Governor Rick Scott would not be reappointing Alfonso. Faculty Senate Chair Scott Nygren says the decision does not reflect Alfonso’s abilities, but …

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Students rally over budget cuts to the College of Engineering

University of Florida students and Gainesville residents gathered in Turlington Plaza on the UF campus earlier today to protest budget cuts to the College of Engineering. These cuts were directed to the Computer Information Science and Engineering department, and will result in ridding the department of all graduate assistants.  Graduate students help professors teach some of …

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Author Harry Crews dead at age 76

Retired University of Florida professor and author of many dark novels, Harry Crews, is dead at age 76. Professor of Creative Writing at Oregon State University Marjorie Sandor says while working at the University of Florida some of Crews’ words stuck with her. Sandor adds she saw Crews have a …

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Some road closures in Alachua County

State Road 235 is closed in order to replace and repair the railroad crossing between Alachua and La Crosse. Florida Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Laurie Windham says it was critical to get started on this project to prevent possible accidents. Windham adds Road 235 has been closed since Saturday and …

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Gas prices may hamper summer travel plans

Retail gas prices in Florida and nationwide continue to inch their way up.  AAA South spokeswoman Jessica Brady says there are a number of reasons why retail gas prices continue to rise as we enter the summer driving season. The average price in Gainesville is averaging $3.85. Brady says the …

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Skeletal remains identified

Skeletal remains found in a wooded area near West Newberry Road last week have been identified.  Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Todd Kelly says 52-year-old Juliann Spates went missing more than one year ago, although her family did not report her missing right away. He says investigators do not currently …

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Texting ban facing a dead end

Although the Florida Senate’s version of a texting while driving ban is continuing to move through committee, the House draft is making little progress. Sarasota-area Representative Ray Pilon says it may mean the end for this action. He says some lawmakers fear this action would infringe on personal freedom, but …

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