Tag Archives: Bernie Machen

SparkTruck Helps Ignite Student Interest in Innovation and Technology

On Wednesday, 164 university presidents, including the University of Florida’s Bernie Machen, wrote an open letter to President Barack Obama and Congress voicing their concerns about the widening “innovation deficit” created by federal cuts in research and higher education. “Innovation” is one of President Machen’s passions. On Thursday, he attended …

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UF reacts to Scott’s budget proposal

Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday he plans to allocate $15 million of funds to the University of Florida in hopes of improving education and allowing students to have better job security after graduation. University President Bernie Machen reacted to the proposal in an email, supporting the idea.

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Florida teachers disappointed in Supreme Court decision

The Florida Supreme Court ruled to uphold the law requiring public employees to contribute three percent of their salaries to the state pension system Thursday. The 4-3 decision affirmed the law that went into effect July 1, 2011. The Florida Education Association opposes the law, which is backed by Republican legislature.

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