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Salary Hikes on the Way at UF in October

By on June 17th, 2013 | Last updated: June 19, 2013 at 7:12 am

After several years of no pay raises, University of Florida President Bernie Machen formally announced Monday increases for faculty and staff.

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Is the University of Florida prepared for a major emergency?

By on May 29th, 2013 | Last updated: May 29, 2013 at 1:24 pm

That’s the question campus officials and law enforcement will attempt to answer Thursday morning in a simulated training exercise called Operation Urgent Impact.

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UF President Bernie Machen pleased with new state budget, will not request tuition raise

By on May 20th, 2013 | Last updated: May 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

After seeing Gov. Rick Scott would return $300 million that had previously been cut from the state’s higher education budget, Bernie Machen said he would not raise tuition for the coming year beyond the normal inflation rate increase.

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UF students awarded first place in EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge

By on April 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 26, 2013 at 10:10 am

A team of University of Florida students was recognized for its water sustainability efforts after winning first place in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s inaugural Campus RainWorks Challenge.

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Suspicious item found in University of Florida dorm, causes temporary evacuation

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm

A custodian found a suspicious item Tuesday morning on the first floor of North Hall, a dorm at the University of Florida, which brought police to the building in the afternoon and caused an evacuation.

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UF fraternity sings to support Boston Marathon victims

By on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm

The University of Florida Phi Mu Alpha chapter sang “America the Beautiful” in Turlington Plaza Wednesday to support those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.

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UF’s first Exotic Pet Amnesty Day accepts unwanted animals

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 17, 2013 at 6:02 pm

The University of Florida’s Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation accepted exotic animals during its first Exotic Pet Amnesty Day.

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Comedian Sarah Silverman performing at UF for Pride Awareness Month

By on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Comedian, actress and devoted LGBTQ rights advocate Sarah Silverman will perform at the University of Florida on April 22 at 8 p.m. in the Curtis M. Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Silverman will be hosted as an ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau [...]

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UF Collegiate Veterans Success Center will open April 2

By on April 1st, 2013 | Last updated: April 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm

The University of Florida’s Collegiate Veterans Success Center will open April 2 with an open house and resource fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The space will be a spot for student veterans to hang out, study and support each other.

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In Florida, it’s David versus Goliath in NCAA men’s baskeball tournament

By Marc Whiteman on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is back in action on Friday. The Cinderella squad, Florida Gulf Coast University, hits the court against its long dominant in-state rival: the University of Florida. UF knows about post-season success. It won the men’s basketball national championship in 2006 and 2007.

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