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Budget cuts expected to hit UF liberal arts

The University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is facing $5.9 million in budget cuts in response to reduced state funding in the budget signed last month. The college’s proposal is to lay off staff, freeze faculty hiring and reduce admissions to selected doctoral programs. UF Faculty Senate …

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Senator Nelson has open dialogue with UF students on rising rate of college loans

U.S. Democratic Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson is in Gainesville this afternoon for a round-table discussion with college students about the increasing rate of college loans. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Gilmore joins us live in studio now and has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BillNelsonqaChrisGilmore4302012.mp3] U.S. Senator Bill Nelson listens to UF students during …

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Protestors call for UF to “spend reserves” before cutting programs and employees

Florida Lawmakers cut the University of Florida’s state funding by $36.5 million dollars based on the amount of unrestricted net assets and recent tuition increases. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis reports how the “Save UF, Spend the Reserves Campaign” held a rally on campus today demanding UF’s administration spend the UF reserves fund before making …

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