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The Future of 4-H in Escambia County

The Future of 4-H in Escambia County

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 new 4-H facility on Stefani Road. Dean Nick Place has [...]

No polling places on UF campus, and thus starts the battle for the right to vote in the 2014 election

No polling places on UF campus, and thus starts the battle for the right to vote in the 2014 election

In 2012, University of Florida students endured six-hour waits to vote on election day. The city of Gainesville’s requested to be allowed to use the University of Florida student union building as an early voting site. The Florida Division of Elections rejected the request. This is the opinion [...]

Sign of the Time: UF offers social media degree

Sign of the Time: UF offers social media degree

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 media is designed for the working professional seeking to better [...]

Learn About Your World

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 offering the program to anyone [...]

Taking UWF to the next level

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 level as UWF at one time - have done so and become major colleges. The University of South [...]

Please stay, Billy Donovan

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 the opportunity to make your name. Don't go to Kentucky, where they want [...]

Jeb Bush made honorary UF alum

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 resolution Saturday naming the former governor an honorary alumnus. The move [...]

Sorry, Jeb

Sorry, Jeb

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 "horrible mistake." Kathleen Price, associate dean of library and technology in UF's [...]

UF wants students to fork over $500 more

UF wants students to fork over $500 more

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 The Board of Governors [...]