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Investigation Clears UF ZBT Members

By on June 15th, 2015 | Last updated: June 18, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Investigations found no evidence that UF’s Zeta Beta Tau chapter mistreated wounded veterans in Panama City Beach, according to a UF report released Thursday. A hearing later this summer will determine whether the chapter will be eligible to reopen, according to UF spokesperson Janine Sikes.

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UF PaCE Complicates Applications To Professional Schools

By and on June 7th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The UF Pathway to Campus Enrollment program offers students admission to in-person classes after they complete UF Online courses and earn a total of 60 credits. Out of the 3,118 students who were admitted to PaCE, only 272 have accepted so far.

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Panama City Beach Police Find ZBT Members Acted Inappropriately

By on June 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: June 3, 2015 at 10:39 am

Panama City Beach Police concluded in their investigation that Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members did act inappropriately toward veterans during their spring formal, no charges were filed. Members of the fraternity allegedly spit on flags and took them from wounded veterans while staying at the Laketown Wharf Resort.

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Rosemary Hill Observatory Out Ranks Some Ivy Leagues

By on June 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: June 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

The University of Florida’s visual research observatory, Rosemary Hill, outranked Harvard University and Vassar College in College Rank’s list of best college observatories in the nation. The Rosemary Hill Observatory ranks 25th on the list.

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UF Developing Its First On-Campus Food Pantry

By on May 5th, 2015 | Last updated: May 7, 2015 at 3:38 pm

The University of Florida is developing an on-campus food pantry for students. The pantry will offer free, nutritious food and will be available mid-summer to those with a valid UF ID.

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Thunder Reach Agreement To Hire Florida’s Donovan

By on April 30th, 2015 | Last updated: April 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Florida coach Billy Donovan has agreed to become the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next coach. Donovan replaces Scott Brooks, who was fired last week.

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UF Chapter Of ZBT To Close Immediately

By and on April 28th, 2015 | Last updated: April 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm

In the wake of allegations of misconduct at an event in Panama City Beach, the University of Florida’s Zeta Beta Tau chapter will close as of Tuesday. Members of the fraternity were accused of disrespecting wounded veterans.

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UF Zeta Beta Tau Under Investigation After Disrespecting Veterans

By on April 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 27, 2015 at 3:23 pm

The University of Florida chapter of Zeta Beta Tau is under investigation after disrespecting wounded veterans at an event in Panama City Beach. While the fraternity has suspended its actions, the university is looking into further sanctions.

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UF’s BugFest Opens To The Public For The First Time

By on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm

The UF Entomology Club’s fifth annual BugFest opened to the public for the first time on Saturday. Entomology students helped give local children a hands-on experience with bugs, from handling exotic critters to tasting bug-infused cuisine.

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UF Students, Staff Attempt To Save Heritage Trees

By on April 11th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

The people behind a social media campaign that took root over night are celebrating a little victory for a very big tree.
After discovering a unique tree on the University of Florida’s campus is scheduled for removal because of construction, a group of students and faculty rallied to save it.

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