Tag Archives: UF

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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Senator Nelson has open dialogue with UF students on rising rate of college loans

U.S. Democratic Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson is in Gainesville this afternoon for a round-table discussion with college students about the increasing rate of college loans. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Gilmore joins us live in studio now and has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BillNelsonqaChrisGilmore4302012.mp3] U.S. Senator Bill Nelson listens to UF students during …

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Protestors call for UF to “spend reserves” before cutting programs and employees

Florida Lawmakers cut the University of Florida’s state funding by $36.5 million dollars based on the amount of unrestricted net assets and recent tuition increases. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis reports how the “Save UF, Spend the Reserves Campaign” held a rally on campus today demanding UF’s administration spend the UF reserves fund before making …

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Students rally over budget cuts to the College of Engineering

[jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20120416-cise-protest.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/wuftnews/ourtown/20120416-cise-protest.mp4“] University of Florida students and Gainesville residents gathered in Turlington Plaza on the UF campus earlier today to protest budget cuts to the College of Engineering. These cuts were directed to the Computer Information Science and Engineering department, and will result in ridding the department of all graduate assistants.  Graduate students help …

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Farmers market visits UF for Campus Earth Day

Earth Day, as most people know it, falls on April 22nd each year. But as WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, the University of Florida is getting a jump start on promoting sustainability with its Campus Earth Day. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/farmersmarketChrisGilmoreStevenGallo.mp3] [jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20120406-Earth-day.mp4″] UF’s all-male acapella group, “The Staff,” performs during the Campus …

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Freeze mob for Syria’s freedom

Today students across the University of Florida campus took part in a protest demanding freedom in Syria. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo reports, it’s a protest unlike any other. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Syria3292012LG.mp3] UF Syrian students portray death during a freeze mob to demonstrate the price of fighting for freedom in Syria.

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Smithsonian documentary highlights fossil of monster snake found by UF paleontologists

The members of the Florida Museum of Natural History received a treat last night: a sneak peek of a new documentary entitled Titanoboa:  Monster Snake. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports on how University of Florida vertebrate paleontologists helped discover the massive snake’s fossilized remains. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/TitanoboaMixdownFinal.mp3] The film “Titanoboa:  Monster …

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