Tag Archives: University of Florida

NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Convicted Of Murder, Gets Life

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday. He was sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of Odin Lloyd.

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Two UF Baseball Players Arrested For Trespassing Released From Jail

By and on April 14th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 9:27 am

Two pitchers for UF’s baseball team were arrested for trespassing on a construction site late Sunday night. William “Kirby” Snead and A.J. Puk were released from the Alachua County Jail on Tuesday.

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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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