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Trustees set to approve major budget cuts for UF

On Thursday afternoon the finance committee of UF’s Board of Trustees approved a plan to authorize a minimum of 38 Million in budget cuts for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.  Trustees later heard from “Save UF! Spend the Reserves” advocates, but explained they were leery of tapping reserves in the face …

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UF students to see fee increase

University of Florida students will be seeing their fees raising this coming semester. The UF board of trustees approved a $2-per-credit-hour fee over a conference call earlier this afternoon. The fee would increase from $4.76 to $6.76. The fee increase does not apply to graduate students. After a roll call, newly appointed …

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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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Tiny bug, big problem

If you’ve driven near the University of Florida campus this week, you may have thought the circus was in town. That’s because several buildings near University Avenue have been tented for termites. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with University of Florida assistant to the associate vice president for student affairs …

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