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University of Florida Joins Colleges Banning Hoverboards

After a series of incidents in which hoverboards - electronic skateboards - burst into flames, the University of Florida today joined more than 30 other colleges and universities around the nation in issuing a ban on them in resident halls. A university official said the ban will be in place until the hoverboards can meet fire safety standards.

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Gender Neutral Bathrooms Ease Fears

The University of Florida is working to make more single bathrooms around campus open to all genders. The initiative is helping to create a secure setting for anyone needing to use the bathroom, regardless of gender identity.

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Southwest Fifth Avenue Project Makes Porters Community Proud

Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency's Southwest Fifth Avenue project built new sidewalks in the community of Porters in downtown Gainesville. The CRA received the Out-of-the-Box Award from the Florida Redevelopment Association on Oct. 22 for addressing issues in the Porters neighborhood. These redevelopments have given community members a new sense of pride for their neighborhood.

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