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Search continues for the next UF president

It’s been more than a couple months since University of Florida President Bernie Machen announced his resignation date. Since then, an effort has been initiated to find his replacement. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports this effort has led to UF officials calling on the public for insight into who should become …

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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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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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UF faculty still questioning budget cuts

University of Florida President Bernie Machen made one last effort to gather opinions about budget cuts at an open forum earlier today. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports, President Bernie Machen got an idea of just how faculty members feel about the school’s budget shortfall. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPUFBudgetWrap.mp3]

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Marion County inmates learn special agricultural skills at UF’s Plant Science Center

On Tuesday hundreds gathered for a dedication ceremony for the University of Florida’s Frank Stronach Plant Science Center near Citra.  The facility is home to the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s research operations for everything from fruit and vegetables to crop management, entomology and nematology.  But as Florida’s 89.1, …

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Frank Stronach facility dedication also draws protesters over Adena Ranch water permit requests

The Frank Stronach Plant Science Center is the home of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s agronomic, fruit and vegetable research efforts.  Today marked the dedication of the conference center to Stronach himself.  The celebration wasn’t without controversy.  Protesters turned out from a variety of locations …

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UF’s reserve funds may help cushion some budget cuts

University of Florida President Bernie Machen is suggesting the school’s reserve funds may help delay budget cuts. President Machen says people should keep in mind reserves aren’t a solution to the cuts. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports on the details of these reserves, and UF’s current budget proposal standing. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPBudgetCutsNS.mp3]

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