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Brittany Bassler

Brittany is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

UF to offer online degree programs

On Monday, Governor Rick Scott signed an education bill that will let the University of Florida offer bachelor’s degrees entirely online. The online degree programs will cost 75 percent of current tuition costs.

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Social media a possible avenue to gain employment

Until recently, college students have been warned to be cautious about the role of social media when it comes to the job search. Now, the National Association of Colleges and Employers says social media sites can be used in the favor of job seekers and as a way to help graduating students potentially land their next jobs.

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National Pill Take Back Day asks no questions

National Pill Take Back Day is tomorrow and law enforcement agencies around North Central Florida will be participating. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Jenifer Lowe says the program aims to help the community crack down on prescription drug abuse. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Lowe1.mp3] Lowe says collection sites will be at law enforcement locations …

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For stadium regulars, closing is the wrong move

The recent suicide of a University of Florida student at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has raised questions about whether the stadium should remain open for public use.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Bassler says many students aren’t keen on the idea of shutting the bleachers down. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/BRITTANYVOICER1.mp3] Bleachers around Florida Field …

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Marion County urging residents to heed burn ban

Dry conditions and strong winds have caused multiple fires throughout Marion County and North Central Florida. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Bassler reports what the county is doing to protect residents. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/BurnBanWRAP.mp3]

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UF celebrates sustainability

An effort is underway to bridge the University of Florida and community at large around green efforts.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Bassler says there is produce and promise for the future. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/BRITTANYVOICER.mp3]

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