Tag Archives: University of Florida

RISING ABOVE: UF Alumnus Battling Stage 4 Cancer Helps Other Patients ‘Live for Today’

By on April 30th, 2015 | Last updated: April 30, 2015 at 7:13 am

Todd Blake’s life changed when he was diagnosed with cancer during his freshman year at UF. He has since graduated with a 4.0 GPA and has founded an organization to help other young adults battling cancer.

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Smaller Communities Attracting Young Artists Away From Big City Scenes

By on April 27th, 2015 | Last updated: April 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Some young artists are choosing lesser known locals over popular art hubs. Though many art students continue to follow the dream of making it big in Miami or New York, smaller cities like Gainesville may offer more freedom for less pressure.

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Local Organization Brings Color Into Cancer Patients’ Lives

By on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 3:49 pm

A local non-profit organization is lighting up children’s faces at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Caleb’s Pitch, which coordinates hospital activities for children battling cancer, was founded in 2010 by Tim Jacobbe, a Gainesville resident, after his 8-year-old nephew, Caleb Jacobbe, passed away.

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UF Gymnastics Coach Rhonda Faehn Resigns

By on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 10:58 am

University of Florida gymnastics coach Rhonda Faehn has resigned to take a position with USA Gymnastics.

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UF Zeta Beta Tau Under Investigation After Disrespecting Veterans

By on April 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 27, 2015 at 3:23 pm

The University of Florida chapter of Zeta Beta Tau is under investigation after disrespecting wounded veterans at an event in Panama City Beach. While the fraternity has suspended its actions, the university is looking into further sanctions.

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Suspects Involved In Armed Robbery Arrested On UF Campus

By and on April 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Two people were arrested for armed robbery and assault in Gainesville after a car chase and manhunt on the University of Florida campus. The suspects are being charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and other additional pending charges.

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UF Football Player Arrested After Armed Robbery, Released On $150,000-Bond

By and on April 20th, 2015 | Last updated: April 22, 2015 at 11:08 am

University of Florida football player J.C. Jackson has been released on $150,000-bond. Jackson was arrested Monday after turning himself in for his involvement in an armed robbery.

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Vietnam War Veteran Rejects Violence, Embraces Peace

By on April 17th, 2015 | Last updated: April 17, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Vietnam War veteran Scott Camil once believed the war to be right and honorable. Now, Camil is the founder of Gainesville Veterans for Peace, an organization that partners with other organizations around the area to promote peace.

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GPD and UF Report Prowling And Exposure Incident

By on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

GPD has reported and incident of prowling and exposure in the Gainesville area. The incident occurred on Thursday morning.

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TV Show Gives College Student Second Chance

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Former UF drop-out gets an opportunity to start over and help others after a visit from the reality TV show “Undercover Boss” while working her job at Gigi’s Cupcake shop.

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