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The Point, Feb. 8, 2023: UF announces plans for graduate campus in Jacksonville

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• WUFT News: University of Florida proposes new graduate campus in Jacksonville. "It would focus on programs in medicine, business, and engineering, according to UF administrators."

• Mainstreet Daily News: BOCC sets surtax split between conservation, parks. "Commissioner Ken Cornell presented a five-part motion that kept the priority on conservation lands with 80% of the estimated $193 million that the WSPP half of the surtax will generate over the next 10 years."

• The Alligator: UF graduate assistants seek more pay, better living conditions. "Graduate assistants are continuing to advocate for higher pay, with Garcia Ferres citing the rising cost of living as an ongoing issue that needs to be addressed by universities."

• WUFT News: Human Library comes to Gainesville to socially educate the community. "Getting more people to let go of initial assumptions is the Human Library’s mission."

• WUFT News: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. "Public health experts cite racism, discrimination, and mistrust in the health care system as reasons some Black people do not seek or receive HIV prevention services."

• WUFT News: The missing photo: How a former UF student body president built a nearly forgotten legacy. "On the third floor of the Reitz Union at the University of Florida, there is a display of photos of every past student body president since 1909, except one."

• WUFT News: Gainesville souperstars compete in the return of the Souper Fun Sunday competition. "Gainesville residents gathered at Saint Francis Catholic Academy for the first time in two years for the Souper Fun Sunday event to try different soups from around the county on Sunday."

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Around the state

• Florida Politics: House subcommittee seeks to give Florida springs a hand. "The House Water Quality, Supply and Treatment Subcommittee received a briefing on the situation with the state’s springs this week, and what needs to be done to restore and enhance them."

• Miami Herald ($): Doctors raise concerns about student athletes’ privacy in menstrual questions. "The initial proposal called for a mandatory series of questions related to a girl’s menstrual cycle. If the student did not answer them, they could have potentially been banned from playing high school sports."

• WUSF-Tampa: What's next after federal wildlife officials missed a deadline to protect Florida's ghost orchids. "Ghost orchids are found in Southwest Florida and Cuba, but are incredibly rare, due to a number of threats, including climate change, habitat degradation and poaching."

• Florida Politics: Just a fraction of those now eligible for school vouchers get them. "Around 71% of the state’s current prekindergarten through 12th grade students qualify for the state’s scholarship programs now offered, but only around 6% of the total population is receiving those scholarships, according to a presentation a House subcommittee heard Tuesday."

• Florida Storms: Severe Weather Awareness Week: Rip Currents and Marine Hazards. "Rip current deaths often go unreported, but this weather phenomena can be just as deadly as hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning or flooding."

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Kristin Moorehead curated today's edition of The Point.

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