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Budget cuts expected to hit UF liberal arts

The University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is facing $5.9 million in budget cuts in response to reduced state funding in the budget signed last month. The college’s proposal is to lay off staff, freeze faculty hiring and reduce admissions to selected doctoral programs. UF Faculty Senate …

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UF trustee reacts to Chairman stepping down

Founding member of the University of Florida’s Board of Trustees Carlos Alfonso will withdraw his application for a third term on the board. This decision comes after learning Governor Rick Scott would not be reappointing Alfonso. Faculty Senate Chair Scott Nygren says the decision does not reflect Alfonso’s abilities, but …

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Water managers battle over budgetary control

Florida’s regional water management districts may lose control of their funding. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports, a proposed senate bill would put control of their major sources of funding under the legislature’s control. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/WaterManagementWRAP.mp3]

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Airboat noise controversy blowing up

Many Alachua county residents are not happy with Senate Bill 958, which will override the airboat curfew in Alachua County, and the Alachua County commission is taking notice. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports, jurisdiction issues may be to blame. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AirboatCORRECTION.mp3]

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Senator Oelrich talks about his run for Congress

Republican State Senator Steve Oelrich from Cross Creek announced his candidacy for a new U.S. Congressional seat in North Central Florida that has emerged in re-districting maps in both the House and Senate. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with Senator Oelrich about his candidacy and what he plans to bring to Washington. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QASteveOelrich.mp3]

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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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UF President Bernie Machen gives state of the University of address

University of Florida President Bernie Machen delivered his annual State of the University Address this afternoon before the UF Faculty Senate. President Machen discussed the diversity on campus, UF’s progress in trying to restore the 3% reduction from state employee salaries, and initiative to re-examine and renew UF’s graduate programs. …

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Florida budget proposals mean big changes for UF

Florida lawmakers are getting closer to adopting a final budget, and the University of Florida could face significant changes. U-F spokeswoman Janine Sikes says both the House and Senate are looking at funding cuts which would hurt university services and employees. “We’re concerned that our employees would basically be facing …

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