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UF starts presidential search

President Bernie Machen announced in June that he will step down after nearly a 10-year tenure. Now, the search for the new University of Florida President has finally begun. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/07/PresidentCommitteeWRAP.mp3|titles=PresidentCommitteeWRAP]

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School grades are in and Alachua County’s score drops

School grades are out, and the Alachua County Public School District got some bad news. The district grade just dropped to a “B”.  The grading system is based off of the past year’s FCAT scores. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports officials aren’t too concerned just yet. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SchoolGradesDropWrapBA.mp3]

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FAMU president resigning immediately

Florida A&M University President James Ammons is stepping down immediately after the school’s board voted to pay him more than $100,000 dollars in bonuses in exchange for leaving sooner. Ammons is the latest to resign in the wake of a hazing scandal and administrative problems plaguing the school but he …

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Alachua County high school administrator arrested

An Alachua County high school administrator has been arrested  on sex-related charges.  According to the Alachua County Sheriff Office online inmate search, Herbert Jordan Pindar currently has 5 charges against him, all either second or third degree felonies as well as an $80,000 bond. Pindar has been a dean at …

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UF president submits resignation

As members of the University of Florida Board of Trustees meet in Gainesville, president Bernie Machen announced he has told the board his resignation will take effect at the end of 2013.  A letter from the president has been sent to university employees via email.  Meanwhile, Machen has told trustees …

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