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Dancing for charity

More than 800 University of Florida students stayed awake and on their feet for 26 consecutive hours for Dance Marathon this past weekend. As Florida’s 89-point-one WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman reports, they danced the night away for a great cause. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/dance.mp3]

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UF student back in Florida, after Japan quake

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this month has meant an end to a semester abroad for about a dozen University of Florida students. One of those students, Alyssa Post, who was studying the Japanese language, shared her observations of the tragedy in Japan with WUFT-FM’s Laura McKeman. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/PostQA.mp3]

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Florida Senate jobs bill for felons

Getting civil rights restored became more difficult this month when Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet voted against allowing automatic restoration for nonviolent offenders. Now, a bill allowing former felons to get a job before restoring their civil rights won unanimous approval from the senate yesterday. University of Florida …

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Governor Scott’s plan for public hospitals

Governor Rick Scott has created a seven-member commission to review taxpayer funded hospitals. The review will affect 30 active public hospital districts. University of Florida Chairman of Health Service Research, Paul Duncan, says the biggest issue facing hospitals in Florida is how to provide care for those unable to pay. …

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Peace Corps of America celebrates 50 years

In commemoration of the Peace Corp of America’s, 50th anniversary, today, the University of Florida hosted an event on the Plaza of the Americas Wednesday afternoon. As Brittany Thompson reports, Peace Corps volunteers joined University of Florida students to answer any questions about serving overseas. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FP Peace Corps WRAP BT.mp3]

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Update: UF students and Japan, longer version

On Tuesday’s Front Page edition of All Things Considered on WUFT-FM, we talked with a University of Florida official about how UF students are affected by events in Japan. WUFT-FM’s Sammantha Taub reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SAMWRAP.mp3]

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Speaker bring attention to Palestinian oppression in speech at UF

University of Florida Students for Justice in Palestine hoped to raise awareness about Palestinian oppression through various demonstrations on campus. American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights Public Education and Outreach Associate, Julia Hurley, spoke to students on her transformation from pro-Israel conservative to a Palestinian rights advocate saying she has …

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