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Bert the Bluff Oak’s Fate Revealed


Bert The Bluff Oak, a heritage tree on the University of Florida's campus, will be torn down sometime in the next week, according to Steve Orlando, senior director of UF media relations. UF has settled on design that will remove 36 trees in the area, including five other heritage trees.

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Bert The Bluff Oak Waits For Fate


A meeting will be held to decide on construction plans for the University of Florida’s Nuclear Sciences Building. After student and faculty voiced opposition over the potential removal of a 200-year-old oak tree named Bert, the architects were tasked with coming up with alternate plans that would spare the tree.

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Who Are The Dream Defenders?

Dream Defenders Woodjerry Louis

The Dream Defenders, including UF's Woodjerry Louis (above), have made headlines often since Trayvon Martin's 2012 shooting death and George Zimmerman's 2013 acquittal, but it's sometimes a faceless, nameless organization — until now.

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