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University of Florida


The Future of 4-H in Escambia County

February 10, 2014

The University of Florida Dean for Extension and Director of Florida Cooperative Extension Service is concerned about the vote at last week’s Escambia County Commission meeting to withdrew an agenda item concerning the construction of a…


Sign of the Time: UF offers social media degree

February 11, 2013

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has launched a fully online Master of Arts in Mass Communication with a specialization in social media beginning with the summer 2013 term. The master’s in social…

Environment Escambia County

Learn About Your World

February 14, 2012

Escambia County is partnering with other organizations to offer a Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP). Along with the University of Florida-Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and other groups throughout the state, Escambia County Extension is…


Taking UWF to the next level

November 13, 2007

There are two ideas being floated out in the community about how to grow the University of West Florida. One is add football. Central Florida, South Florida and Florida Atlantic – which were on the same…


Please stay, Billy Donovan

April 4, 2007

Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi writes: Don’t do it, Billy. Don’t you dare. Don’t go to Kentucky, where they only want you because you’re the trendiest name out there. Stay at Florida, where they gave you…


Jeb Bush made honorary UF alum

March 24, 2007

From St. Pete Times: Former Gov. Jeb Bush may have been denied a University of Florida honorary degree, but he has been given alumni status. The University of Florida Alumni Association’s Board of Directors passed the…


Sorry, Jeb

March 24, 2007

University of Florida faculty senate votes to not give former Gov. Jeb Bush an honorary degree (Read UF faculty to Bush: No honorary degree). UF President Bernie Machen told the Gainesville Sun the vote was a…


UF wants students to fork over $500 more

February 21, 2007

University of Florida President Bernie Machen and state university system Chancellor Mark Rosenberg are pushing for $500-a-semester undergraduate fee. The bill gives the board that oversees Florida universities power to establish the so-called “academic enhancement” fee…