Tag Archives: University of Florida

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Talks to UF Researchers On Rising Sea Threat

By on September 1st, 2015 | Last updated: September 2, 2015 at 9:24 am

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson met with UF researchers to discuss the impact that rising seas will have on North Florida and to look for ways to make the public aware. He questioned whether a natural disaster would have to occur before people grasp the severity of the threat.

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Bert the Bluff Oak’s Fate Revealed

By and on August 11th, 2015 | Last updated: August 11, 2015 at 6:36 pm

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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FDOT Cuts Funding For Active Streets

By on August 7th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 2:29 pm

The FDOT cut funding for Gainesville’s Active Streets event, which offers free pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly activities twice per year. The organization and its supporters are trying to overturn the decision and look for new ways to fund the event.

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University of Florida Among First To Use Online Safety Program

By on August 6th, 2015 | Last updated: August 6, 2015 at 11:50 am

The families of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting victims created the VTV Family Outreach Foundation to help other colleges with campus safety. The University of Florida was one of the seven pilot schools.

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Sexual Battery Case Turned Over To Alachua Co. Sheriff’s Office

By on August 4th, 2015 | Last updated: August 4, 2015 at 6:53 pm

A sexual battery incident that occurred Sunday has been turned over to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office after University of Florida Criminal Investigations Division (UFCID) determined it did not happen on the UF campus.

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UF Zeta Beta Tau Members Speak Out After Conduct Hearings

By on July 31st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 5:38 pm

The UF chapter of Zeta Beta Tau was suspended indefinitely after they were accused of disrespecting veterans while on a retreat in Panama City Beach this April. In student conduct hearings held July 6, the university found the fraternity in violation of at least three different sections of the Student Conduct Code.

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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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