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Nonprofit organizations in Gainesville awarded more than $6M in federal funds

The Gainesville City Commission on Thursday voted to accept funding recommendations for allocating millions of federal dollars for local nonprofit organizations. The Community Foundation of North Central Florida’s board of directors evaluation team provided the recommendations to the commission. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which President Joe …

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College stories: Florida students share their (sometimes) rocky roads to graduation

For the class of 2022, their time was split in halves – virtual and in-person. College students adapted to “distanced” and classroom learning while routinely being administered COVID-19 tests. Students traded their extracurricular activities, sports games and parties for endless Zoom meetings and masks. Some dealt with academic responsibilities while sick with the virus. Many lost loved ones. 

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Bill to require Florida higher education institutions to change accrediting organizations

Century Tower stands in the middle of the University of Florida campus. A bill was approved Tuesday that would require colleges and universities to change accrediting organizations

TALLAHASSEE — A Senate bill approved Tuesday would require colleges and universities to change accrediting organizations at the end of each accreditation cycle, a proposal that drew skepticism from Democrats. The Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines to support the bill (SPB 7044), which came after the …

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