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Shots Fired Near UF Dorm: Two People In Custody

By on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 11:23 am

One person who was carrying a firearm is in police custody after shots were fired at a Murphree Hall parking lot, according to an alert sent out by the university. Police continue to look for two witnesses in a blue Mazda truck last seen heading north away from campus.

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Grooveshark Co-Founder Dead At 28

By on July 20th, 2015 | Last updated: July 20, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Josh Greenberg, co-founder of Grooveshark, was found dead on Sunday by his girlfriend. Officer Ben Tobias from the Gainesville Police Department said investigators did not find any evidence of foul play or trauma when reporting to the scene.

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Faculty Negotiator: Administration’s Newest Salary Offer Not Enough To Keep UF Competitive

By on July 18th, 2015 | Last updated: July 20, 2015 at 10:44 am

University of Florida faculty representatives are not satisfied with the Board of Trustees’ most recent pay-raise offer of 2.5 percent. The two sides will meet again on July 30, said John Biro, lead faculty negotiator and UF philosophy professor.

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Project Downtown Serving Homeless During Islamic Holy Month

By on July 16th, 2015 | Last updated: July 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

While fasting from sunrise to sunset, volunteers with Project Downtown Gainesville served food to the homeless during the last 10 days of Ramadan. In the future, Project Downtown hopes to have the funding to feed the homeless for all 30 days Ramadan.

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Postdoctoral Student Creates STEM Program For Girls

By on July 12th, 2015 | Last updated: July 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Charlotte Germain-Aubrey, a biology postdoctoral student, created a camp for middle school girls where they can be exposed to the different STEM fields. A different field of science is covered each day at WiSE Girlz Camp, including biology, chemistry, astronomy, engineering and computer science.

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Butterfly Study Calls Attention To Prescribed Burning Practices

By on July 9th, 2015 | Last updated: July 9, 2015 at 12:34 am

A recent study by a University of Florida graduate researches the effects of prescribed fires on the elfin frosted butterfly. The species requires fire to survive, but is also prone to damage from excessive burning.

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UF Study Shows Grape Seed Oil Can Reduce Obesity

By on June 30th, 2015 | Last updated: June 30, 2015 at 10:42 am

A new study has found that muscadine grape seed oil can help reduce obesity. Containing a vitamin E derivative, the oil can help prevent the formation of new fat cells.

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Investigation Clears UF ZBT Members

By on June 15th, 2015 | Last updated: June 18, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Investigations found no evidence that UF’s Zeta Beta Tau chapter mistreated wounded veterans in Panama City Beach, according to a UF report released Thursday. A hearing later this summer will determine whether the chapter will be eligible to reopen, according to UF spokesperson Janine Sikes.

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Locals Meet With Mayor To Discuss Rising GRU Rates

By on June 15th, 2015 | Last updated: June 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Members of local congregations hosted a public meeting with Mayor Ed Braddy Thursday night to voice concerns about increasing GRU rates. Braddy committed to finding a solution to residents’ concerns.

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UF PaCE Complicates Applications To Professional Schools

By and on June 7th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The UF Pathway to Campus Enrollment program offers students admission to in-person classes after they complete UF Online courses and earn a total of 60 credits. Out of the 3,118 students who were admitted to PaCE, only 272 have accepted so far.

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