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The inventor of Gatorade was honored with the Great Floridian award on Thursday. The ceremony took place at Gainesville’s Cade Museum.
Many people hold the misconception that the March on Washington was strictly an African-American rally for civil rights, says Jamal Sowell, assistant to UF President Bernie Machen. In fact, there were multiple sectors of the country marching for jobs and freedom.
Sen. Bill Nelson was on hand Monday as UF opened its new building. One half of UF Health’s new structure houses the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the other half is the Institute on Aging.
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.
Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday he plans to allocate $15 million of funds to the University of Florida in hopes of improving education and allowing students to have better job security after graduation. University President Bernie Machen reacted to the proposal in an email, supporting the idea.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled to uphold the law requiring public employees to contribute three percent of their salaries to the state pension system Thursday. The 4-3 decision affirmed the law that went into effect July 1, 2011. The Florida Education Association opposes the law, which is backed by Republican legislature.
Among other positive changes in higher education governance, the University of Florida is awarded $3.75 million for high performance.
The search for a new UF president began in July when Bernie Machen announced his retirement. Six months later, following a nationwide search, Machen has been asked to stay on.
Company co-founders and Gov. Rick Scott attended the Gainesville grand opening.
University of Florida President Bernie Machen sent an email to students Thursday regarding racial issues on campus produced from an incident where students painted themselves black for a party.