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Remembering a UF student where she loved to play

By on July 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Another summer weekend in North Florida has begun, and for some it is a chance for a trip to the beaches in St.Augustine. But this weekend, one group of surfers will be out in the water remembering one of its […]

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UF Swampfest: think globally, dance locally

By on July 20th, 2012 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm

The University of Florida School of Dance encourages the public to come out tonight and for the next week to enjoy the Swamp Dance Fest. WUFT’s Florida’s 89.1 Elle Newbold has more.

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UF starts presidential search

By on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm

President Bernie Machen announced in June that he will step down after nearly a 10-year tenure. Now, the search for the new University of Florida President has finally begun.

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Study finds alcohol is the new “gateway drug”

By on July 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

A new University of Florida study released this week says alcohol — not marijuana — should be considered the gateway drug that can lead teens to greater drug use. UF researchers found that, of a representative sample, 72% of teens […]

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UF hit and run victim dies

By on July 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Shands Hospital has confirmed that 20 year old University of Florida student Rebecca Harris has died from injuries she suffered after she was struck in a hit-and-run accident on June 23rd.  Harris, from Seminole County, had been in critical condition […]

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Gators ready to cross the pond

By on July 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm

The University of Florida marching band is just weeks away from its debut at the Summer Olympics. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez spoke with the Director of the Gator Marching Band, Jay Watkins, who says the band is honored to attend […]

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UF President Bernie Machen responds to protestors who want UF to use reserve funds instead of making cuts

By on April 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:24 am

University of Florida Release to Faculty and Staff from UF President Bernie Machen regarding the 2011-2012 Budget  Every college and administrative unit across campus has been engaged over the past few weeks in identifying $38.2 million in spending reductions necessary […]

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Protestors call for UF to “spend reserves” before cutting programs and employees

By on April 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:24 am

  Florida Lawmakers cut the University of Florida’s state funding by $36.5 million dollars based on the amount of unrestricted net assets and recent tuition increases. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis reports how the “Save UF, Spend the Reserves Campaign” held a rally on […]

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For stadium regulars, closing is the wrong move

By on April 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm

The recent suicide of a University of Florida student at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has raised questions about whether the stadium should remain open for public use.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Bassler says many students aren’t keen on the idea […]

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Legislative journalist Steve Bousquet to speak at Bob Graham Center on Tuesday

By on March 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:38 pm

The University of Florida is welcoming political journalist Steve Bousquet tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Bob Graham Center where he will share his insight on what happened during this legislative session. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman spoke with him about […]

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