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UF students and faculty voice their opposition before Sasse’s return to campus

Students and faculty at the University of Florida are preparing to again display their disapproval of the university’s sole presidential finalist -- U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse R-Nebraska.  Opposition grew this week as the UF Faculty Senate was poised for an emergency meeting Thursday to consider a vote of no confidence in the selection process. This came as students were preparing another protest when Sasse returns to campus on Nov. 1 for a final interview with the UF Board of Trustees. 

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What Florida voters need to know about Amendment 3 before Election Day

Legislators in favor of Amendment 3 tout it as a lifeline for Floridians struggling in a volatile housing market, but those against it say the measure wouldn’t do enough. If passed, the amendment would increase the homestead exemption for K-12 teachers, police officers, correctional officers, firefighters, emergency-medical technicians, paramedics, child-welfare …

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A new Center for the Blind preschool in Ocala offers hope for children and parents

The permitting phase is underway for construction to begin on a new preschool for visually impaired and blind students. The school will open in late spring of 2023 in Ocala and is part of the new expansion program of the Florida Center for the Blind. The preschool is funded by a $600,000 grant that was approved by the Marion County Commission in March of 2022 to purchase land.  Construction is expected to begin next month on land adjacent to the center. The school will eventually include a primary charter school.  It is the first phase of a three-phase project that intends to include a vocational center with dorms and job training facilities, and a youth education center.

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New surveys of Florida colleges, universities fail to support concerns over anti-conservative sentiment

Concerned about what they worried was anti-conservative sentiment on college and university campuses, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers ordered a survey of nearly 2 million students, faculty and staff across the state. Results are in, and they did not go as expected. Most faculty, instructional staff and administrators who …

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