Tag Archives: University of Florida

Rabbit Rescue Fundraiser Aims For More Awareness, Less Baby Bunnies

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Gainesville Rabbit Rescue hopes that by selling humorous shirts, they can not only help raise funds but also spread awareness. GRR hopes that by spreading awareness to promote spaying and neutering rabbits, they can avoid over-crowding their facility and control the local pet rabbit population.

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Crohn’s Disease Patient Still Looking For Answers After Amendment 2 Fails

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Amendment 2 failed in Florida by a narrow margin, resulting in outrage from the bill’s supporters. A student who suffers from Crohn’s disease gives his perspective on the use of marijuana for medical purposes in the wake of continued debate.

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In The News: Businesses Benefit Low Gas Prices, Woman Arrested After Bogus 911 Call, Gov. Scott Declares November ‘Hire A Veteran Month’

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Small businesses are saving money on gasoline due to lower prices and spending that money elsewhere. A Gainesville woman was arrested for making a fake 911 call reporting that she had been shot. Rick Scott declared November as “Hire a Veteran” month on Veteran’s Day. The state university system is beginning to examine aspects of college affordability as a response to a request for more financial aid and cuts in Bright Futures.

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Florida’s Craft Beer Industry Sees Growth Despite Growler Ban

By on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Florida brewers are thriving despite a controversial law that prohibits the sale of 64-ounce beer growlers. A lawsuit calling the limit unconstitutional could change all that.

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Dr. Kent Fuchs Confirmed As 12th UF President

By on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Today the Florida Board of Governors unanimously confirmed the selection of Dr. Kent Fuchs as the 12th president of the University of Florida, taking over Bernie Machen’s position.

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In the News: New Cancer Treatment, Seniors Support Medical Marijuana, Scott’s Campaign Contribution, UF Negotiates Energy

By on November 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 3, 2014 at 10:04 am

Proton accelerator arrives at Orlando Health – The 58-ton proton accelerator delivers radiation to cancerous tumors and is a more precise treatment than the traditional x-ray techniques. The $25 million project was lifted by crane over the weekend and is […]

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Charlie Crist Makes Stop on UF Campus to Attract Voters

By on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 10:09 am

Charlie Crist made a stop on the University of Florida campus to rally support and encourage students and Gainesville residents to vote. The race will come to an end on November 4 when voters will cast their vote for governor.

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UF College Democrats Rally in Support of Charlie Crist on Campus

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Members of the community gathered in Pugh Hall on Wednesday to support Charlie Crist in the 2014 gubernatorial election.

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Retired Journalist Reflects On Captivity And Recent ISIS Actions

By on October 27th, 2014 | Last updated: October 27, 2014 at 6:01 pm

In response to recent Islamic State actions, Terry Anderson, a University of Florida adjunct professor, reflected on being held hostage in Lebanon for six years and how negotiations with terrorists have changed.

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Newly Released Documents Shed Light on Treon Harris Sexual Battery Accusation

By on October 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 23, 2014 at 7:51 am

Janine Sikes, assistant vice president of media relations and public affairs at the University of Florida, emailed the documents to media outlets at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Sikes said the university will make no statement.

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