Tag Archives: UF

UF hazing committee developing incident reporting site

The University of Florida’s Anti-Hazing Committee met for the third time this year. The group formed in late January just a few weeks after hazing cases at FAMU brought national attention to the initiation practice at many schools. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Chris Gilmore has more on how the committee …

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Anti-hazing taskforce is put to action as fraternity involved with hazing incident remains suspended

A Univerisity of Florida fraternity remains suspended after hazing was reported last week.  A UF Anti-Hazing Task Force met early tuesday morning about the recent violence. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette has the story of the task force’s plan to make this incident one of the last. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/HazingWRAPAlyssaAverette.mp3] Photos: Kim …

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Anti-hazing task force to meet at UF Tuesday

For the second time, an anti-hazing task force will meet at the University of Florida to look at ways of eliminating the practice.  One fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha has been placed on an “interim suspension” while officials investigate allegations of a hazing incident.  UF spokesperson Janine Sikes says many meetings …

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Acceptance day means more Gators on the way

The University of Florida had a record number of applicants for 2012-2013 school year.  More than  11,700 applicants were accepted for the Summer B and Fall 2012 semesters.  Director of the UF News Bureau Steve Orlando says the university looks at much more than test scores when admitting students. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Orlando-4.mp3|titles=Orlando …

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UF investigating hazing allegations

With hazing allegations under investigation by University of Florida police, UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes says the accused organization is on shaky ground. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Sikes6.mp3] She says the University of Florida and state law show no tolerance towards hazing, and university officials have recently taken action to combat this problem. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Sikes5.mp3] UF …

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Responsive job market gives hope to graduating seniors

As university and college seniors are getting ready to graduate this weekend, the job hunt is on. Associate Director for Career Development at the UF Career Resource Center Lauren Daley says the job market looks hopeful for the class of 2011, but it is not an exact science. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Daley05.mp3] She says part …

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UF officials monitoring campus safety concerns

The University of Florida is fielding parent concerns about recent assaults near campus. WUFT-FM’s Briana Rittersporn says the University is working to ensure the safety and comfort of both students and parents. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/ParentConcernsWrap.mp3] Despite University efforts, some students are still concerned for their safety.  UF student Shannon Howell says she …

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UF President urges students to be aware

University of Florida President Bernie Machen sent the following e-mail to all University of Florida students to remind them to use caution in light of recent assaults and attempted assaults in or around the University of Florida. Dear students, The armed assault of a University of Florida student that occurred …

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Clear policy on hazing at UF

As Florida A&M trustees begin a two-day meeting today, hazing is on the agenda.  WUFT FM’s Carolyn Brewster says officials at UF are confident their policies will keep discussions like this far from Gainesville. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/UFHazingWrap.mp3] University of Florida Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Jen Shaw says hazing can …

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