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UF Students Welcome Bill Proposing Tax-Free Textbooks

By on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm

A new law in Florida could help students save money on expensive textbooks. The bill looks to eliminate the sales tax from textbooks to give students a break on the hundreds they already spend on required texts.

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UF’s BugFest Opens To The Public For The First Time

By on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm

The UF Entomology Club’s fifth annual BugFest opened to the public for the first time on Saturday. Entomology students helped give local children a hands-on experience with bugs, from handling exotic critters to tasting bug-infused cuisine.

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UF Students, Staff Attempt To Save Heritage Trees

By on April 11th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

The people behind a social media campaign that took root over night are celebrating a little victory for a very big tree.
After discovering a unique tree on the University of Florida’s campus is scheduled for removal because of construction, a group of students and faculty rallied to save it.

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UF Engineering Professor Detained In United Arab Emirates Returns Home

By on April 9th, 2015 | Last updated: April 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm

University of Florida professor John Schueller, Ph.D., was in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for a conference was he was detained for taking photos of two embassies. Schueller returned home on Wednesday.

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Local Sports Bars, Restaurants Feel Loss After Gators Fail To Make NCAA Tournament

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm

After UF failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, local businesses catering to basketball fans have seen a noticeable decrease in revenue compared to March 2014 when the Gators made Final Four.

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Four-Year Degree Limitation Proposed By State Senator Sparks Debate

By on April 6th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Senator Joe Negron proposed to limit baccalaureate programs in Florida community colleges in a recent Senate Higher Education Committee. Santa Fe provost Ed Bonahue argues that the attention should be placed on enrollment, not the programs.

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In The News: Panama City Beach Drinking Ban, Florida Mayor Acquitted, School Guns Bill Setback, Jimmy Carter Speaks At UF

By and on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 1, 2015 at 6:08 pm

No drinking Panama City Beach during spring break – The Panama City Beach council banned drinking on the beach and in parking lots through April 18. This emergency ordinance comes after a shooting at a party last weekend. News 4 […]

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Community Rallies To End Sexual Violence

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Students and the community joined together for Take Back The Night, an event to end sexual violence and abuse. The event included a march, speeches from survivors and candle lighting.

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Steamers Makes A Comeback, Opening In Bo Diddley Plaza

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Four years after it closed, Steamers restaurant is back again with a new location. Owner Artie Guy is bringing the restaurant back to Gainesville in Bo Diddley Plaza. Set for an opening in May, the dining place will be in a central hub amid plaza renovations.

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Local Businessperson Plans Farmers Market For Palatka

By on March 30th, 2015 | Last updated: March 31, 2015 at 5:25 pm

While Palatka’s government hopes to attract visitors to their area with the riverfront development project, a local business owner has his own idea for bringing in more people.

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