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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:http://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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UF students say they C.A.N. solve education problems

In a study of 34 developed nations, American students ranked 25th in mathematics, 17th in science and 14th in reading skills. Members of a University of Florida student group called “Gators Can”  say they believe these low rankings point out a serious problem for the country’s education. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s …

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Occupy Gainesville to join with Occupy UF Wednesday on the Plaza of the Americas

The occupy Gainesville movement is joining hands with Occupy UF for a series of events on Wednesday (today).  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports, organizers of these Occupy movements want people to exercise their first amendement rights. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/OccupyUFWrapFINAL.mp3] (News sources:  Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Professor and Director, Clay Calvert and Occupy Gainesville Media Group …

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Human rights awareness comes to UF

An international organization is bringing awareness to University of Florida students.  WUFT-FM’s Carolyn Brewster says Amnesty International is rallying support for all human rights. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/CAROLYNVOICER.mp3]

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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:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/CitimKepic1.mp3] She says making the …

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UF president defends liberal arts

The University of Florida Faculty Senate held a meeting this afternoon to discuss the many topics that have been brought forth so far this fall. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more on what University of Florida President Bernie Machen addressed during the meeting. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/MORNING-FEATURE-Faculty-Senate1.mp3|titles=MORNING FEATURE Faculty Senate]

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Reitz Union Renovations may cost students

University of Florida student fees may be on the rise. WUFT-FM’s Leah Harding says the University is looking for money to fund some renovations. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/Harding-Wrap1.mp3] J. Wayne Reitz Union Director of Operations Mike Meernack says they have been assessing the renovation needs for the past four years, but the construction …

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UF competes in Solar Decathalon

In an effort to find energy efficient alternatives, The University of Florida is participating in the Solar Decathalon. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Becerra reports, the contest creates homes with clean energy technology. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SolarDecathalonWrap.mp3]

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Consumer confidence in Florida at near record low

A University of Florida survey shows Floridian’s consumer confidence has decreased from July to August. This month’s mark fell five-points to a near-record low of 62, only three points higher than the record low of 59 back in the summer of 2008. UF Survey Research Director, Chris McCarty, blames the drop …

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