Tag Archives: Bernie Machen

Gatorade Inventor Honored With Great Floridian Award

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 10:51 am

The inventor of Gatorade was honored with the Great Floridian award on Thursday. The ceremony took place at Gainesville’s Cade Museum.

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How Younger Generations Connect With March On Washington

By on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 29, 2013 at 5:17 am

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.

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UF Health Opens $45 Million Clinical And Translational Research Building

By on August 12th, 2013 | Last updated: August 16, 2013 at 8:44 am

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.

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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 reacts to Scott’s budget proposal

By on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 2, 2013 at 11:58 am

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.

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Florida teachers disappointed in Supreme Court decision

By on January 17th, 2013 | Last updated: January 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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.

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Florida Board of Governors lauds UF in State of the System address

By on January 17th, 2013 | Last updated: January 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Among other positive changes in higher education governance, the University of Florida is awarded $3.75 million for high performance.

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Despite search, UF President Bernie Machen to remain at helm

By on January 8th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm

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.

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Mindtree is newest addition to Gainesville’s Innovation Square

By on November 13th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Company co-founders and Gov. Rick Scott attended the Gainesville grand opening.

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President Bernie Machen sends email about race relations at UF

By on November 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm

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.

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