Author Archives: Samantha Shavell

Stakes high for some as Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cases

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 9:28 am

Shawn Janetzke hopes to get married some day. The 19-year-old UF student identifies himself as gay and hopes the cases the Supreme Court is hearing this week will allow him to get married in the future.

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Florida Senate hearing bill to repeal special permits for international drivers

By on March 18th, 2013 | Last updated: March 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Florida Senate in the process of hearing legistlation to repeal special permits for international drivers.

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Gainesville reacts to selection of Pope Francis

By on March 14th, 2013 | Last updated: March 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope Francis I Wednesday. People in Gainesville are having different reactions to the decision.

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Neuroscience club starts off campus activities for Brain Awareness Week

By on March 11th, 2013 | Last updated: March 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm

An organization that supports brain research has dubbed this week Brain Awareness Week. There will be activities each weekday afternoon on the University of Florida campus put on by the UF Neuroscience Club.

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George A. Smathers Libraries launches new online exhibit of Jewish life nearing the World War II era

By on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm

As a precursor to a physical exhibit of primary sources related to the Holocaust, Smathers library is showcasing an online exhibit featuring documents revealing Jewish life immediately before World War II.

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Gov. Scott plans to give UF $15 million annually

By on February 11th, 2013 | Last updated: February 14, 2013 at 10:06 am

Gov. Rick Scott announced his plan Monday to give the University of Florida $15 million a year for five years.

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‘Justice Week’ brings awareness to human trafficking

By on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 11, 2013 at 10:28 am

FIGHT and Gators for Free the Slaves are hosting ‘Justice Week’ to increase awareness about human trafficking on a global scale.

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LifeSouth in need of blood type O-negative

By on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers need blood now. There is an emergency need for O-negative blood, said Galen Unold, LifeSouth’s director of donor recruitment.

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