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Paterno, Spanier out at Penn State

The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees has fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier.  The decision made last night comes after Paterno announced he would retire at the end of the year, amid a scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.  In 2002, a PSU graduate …

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The “science” behind changing education

A new way of teaching science in middle schools around the state will begin in Gainesville.  University of Florida education researchers are heading a $5 million effort to update education, and will soon begin testing in high-need schools in 20 districts in Florida.  P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Director Lynda …

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The buzz on internet cafes

Alachua County commissioners will consider a moratorium on internet cafes today in an effort to decide how to zone the cafes in the future. County Growth Management Senior Planner Missy Daniels says there are no cafes in unincorporated Alachua County right now, but they need to decide how to deal …

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Homecoming week for the University of Florida

A week of Homecoming festivities continues at the University of Florida, with some of the largest events still to come. Homecoming Campus Involvement Director Lauren Griffin says Gator Growl will be bigger than ever. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Griffin1.mp3] The Florida Gators will be playing Vanderbilt Commodores for their homecoming football game on Saturday.

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Boeing announces commercial HQ at Kennedy Space Center

Boeing announced today that it will headquarter its commercial space capsule program at the Kennedy Space Center and will use a former space shuttle hanger to build and test a new capsule design. WMFE’s Mark Simpson reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BoeingKSCwrap.mp3]

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Streamlining success in Citrus County

Citrus County’s new recycling program has seen some remarkable success, with household collections bins overflowing. Citrus County Solid Waste Director Casey Stephens says education on recycling is one of the keys to the program’s success. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/Stephens3.mp3] He says there have been a number of requests for more drop-off locations, and …

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Going green with “One Less Car”

Commuting throughout Gainesville can be a hassle for you and strain on the environment. The University of Florida is encouraging people to be a part of the sustainable movement by participating in One Less Car Day. Office of Sustainability Outreach Coordinator Ashley Pennington says the Gator Nation can easily reduce …

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Bringing music and science together at UF

The University of Florida School of Music is pushing a dual major program to boost the declining music major enrollment. Admissions Director Mutlu Citim-Kepic says this option can appeal to students and their families who don’t think a degree in just music is worth it. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/CitimKepic1.mp3] She says making the …

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