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Jacksonville University is offering a new information technology certificate program in partnership with SkillStorm, which trains and hires technology workers.

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Fall enrollment numbers at Jacksonville-area colleges and universities are surprisingly high given the economic toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken, and some schools are even reporting record numbers.

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Fall sports competition at Jacksonville University, the University of North Florida and other Atlantic Sun Conference universities is being postponed due to COVID-19.

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Chancellor Emerita and former Jacksonville University President Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne passed away Sunday at the age of 102, according to the university.

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Many Jacksonville University employees will see a reduction in pay, likely lasting more than a year.

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Jacksonville University announced Sunday that a student has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Following direction from the state, Florida’s colleges and universities are taking steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Jacksonville University students, alumni and supporters who want to show off their Dolphin spirit now have a new way to do so.

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Jacksonville University has announced plans to begin construction in late spring of a 26,000-square-foot "basketball performance center" that will include coaches’ offices, weight room, training room and a full court and a half of play surface.

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On this episode of Policy Matters, host Rick Mullaney spends the whole show with Roger McNamee, author of Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.

Chad Gainey takes a break from carving on Wednesday afternoon.
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In 2017, Hurricane Irma killed a 150-year-old oak tree on Jacksonville University’s campus.

Now that dead trunk has been transformed into a work of art.

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This episode of Policy Matters is a conversation with Makaziwe Mandela, the eldest daughter of Nelson Mandela, and Khalil Osiris, a board member of the Nelson Mandela Family Foundation and the CEO of Reflecting Freedom.

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Mar 20, 2019
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After starting with books and then changing the way people shop for other commonly purchased items, Amazon.com is taking on the product category that consumers have to buy on a regular basis: fresh food.

2018 Jacksons' Music Scholarship Fund recipients flanked by city and school officials.
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Four Jacksonville area college freshmen are benefiting from a donation given to the city by the King of Pop, 34 years ago.

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Jacksonville University's athletic department is rolling out new branding while celebrating its past.

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The city approved the permit for The Haskell Co. to build the Jacksonville University Welcome Center at the institution’s Arlington campus.

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Jacksonville University is preparing for a $125 million bond issue to continue projects to advance programs at its Arlington campus.

Policy Matters: Adam Putnam

Apr 26, 2018

Hosted by Rick Mullaney, director of Jacksonville University's Public Policy Institute, this quarterly program examines issues ranging from taxes to downtown redevelopment.

This week, Rick was joined by Florida Agricultural Commissioner and Republican candidate for Florida Governor Adam Putnam.

Policy Matters is not a production of WJCT News.

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Jacksonville University, the 84-year-old private liberal arts college based in Arlington, continues to transform its 260-acre campus.

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The Downtown Investment Authority Wednesday approved two downtown development proposals — the renovation of the old Jones Brothers Furniture building and the Jacksonville University film school’s move to WJCT Studios.

The Jones building project stirred up the most debate.

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Thursday on First Coast Connect, we spoke with Dr. Madeline Joseph, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at UF College of Medicine Jacksonville, who is looking at bullying as a public health issue (01:15).   

This month’s edition of First Coast Success featured Jacksonville University President Tim Cost (26:54).  

Our latest Art Attack roundtable featured (32:26):

  • Lee Hamby of the 5 and Dime Theatre
  • Shawana Brooks with the Jacksonville Public Library
  • Robert Arleigh White, Vice President for Development at Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History
  • Suzanne Hudson Smith, Development Director at the Florida Theatre
  • Ryan Ali, Director of Development for Baptist M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

We heard about Saturday morning’s MOOVE-IT 5K beginning at the Cowford Chophouse with race organizer Nicole White and Jamie Rosseland and Michelle Lasky from the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center. Kerry Speckman told us about some of the events coming up in March around Jacksonville (46:00).   

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Jacksonville University on Thursday announced a new fellowship program aimed at creating the city’s next African-American leaders.

Policy Matters: Mo Elleithee

Feb 14, 2018
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Hosted by Rick Mullaney, director of Jacksonville University's Public Policy Institute, this quarterly program examines current public policy issues like taxes, healthcare and downtown redevelopment.

The February program featured Fox News contributor and former Democratic strategist Mo Elleithee.

Wednesday on First Coast Connect we heard the latest news of what we can expect in the future at the Cecil Spaceport with director Todd Lindner (01:24).  

In our latest Going Green segment we spoke with Kaitlyn Dietz, the coastal training coordinator of the GTM Research Reserve (24:34).

We heard about the upcoming documentary Jacksonville WHO which tells the story of Jacksonville University’s improbable run to the men’s basketball NCAA championship game in 1970 and its impact on the city with producer Frank Pace and Basketball Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore (32:43).    

We learned about this weekend’s MLK Oratorical Contest with Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Chapter President James Kelly (46:00). 


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Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with author and urban planner Peter Kageyama on how to get people to love the cities where they live (01:18).  

Jacksonville University Associate Professor Sawsan Tabbaa talked about the Give Kids a Smile program (30:28).   

Comedian and actor Colin Quinn joined us ahead of his performance this month at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (46:00).     


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Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Former Chairman of the Council of American-Islamic Relations Parvez Ahmad about the arrest of an Arlington man who was plotting a mass shooting at the Islamic Center of North East Florida (00:59).

We heard reaction to the five-year federal prison sentence for former Congresswoman Corrine Brown with Florida Times-Union reporter Nate Monroe and WJCT’s Ryan Benk (05:47).

We talked about a new coalition to bring a Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida facility to Arlington near Jacksonville University with JU President Tim Cost and Boys & Girls Club President Paul Martinez (17:38).

Our latest segment of Moveable Feast featured the 50th anniversary of the Alhambra Dinner Theatre (24:10).  

Kathleen Schofield from Jacksonville’s STEM2 Hub talked this week marking Computer Science Education Week in America (33:38).

Nineteen year old Jacksonville University student Skyler Nolan gave us a preview of the upcoming Jazzy Noel concert at Unity Church Jacksonville (46:00). 


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A celestial event that astronomy fans have been anticipating for years, Monday’s solar eclipse will block out the sun in a path that crosses the nation from Oregon to South Carolina.

While the First Coast isn’t in the path of total darkness,  it should still be something to experience, experts say.

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Administrators of Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business were on hand Wednesday to woo potential students to the school’s fledgling downtown master’s program.

The new program will focus on students already in the workforce.


Today on “First Coast Connect,” we spoke with Dawn Gilman (01:07), CEO of Changing Homelessness about a battling homelessness in the Northeast Florida. Our latest segment of “Moveable Feast” with Leigh Court of the Women’s Food Alliance featured Destination Planning owner Anne Urban (23:40). We remembered long-time Jacksonville attorney and environmental activist Bill Burton (37:16), who passed away Monday, and this month’s Women with Heart honoree is Nicole Thomas (45:16), CEO of Baptist Medical Center South. 


     

Today on “First Coast Connect,” we spoke with two members of the group known as the “Hemming Park Five”: Dave Schneider and Willie Hager (01:05). We heard about an upcoming forum at Jacksonville University about patient safety in hospitals with Brooks Rehabilitation program director Roberta Christopher, JU associate professor with the school of nursing Teri Chenot, organizer of the group “Patient Safety America” Dr. John James and Dr. Robert Wears (27:55), professor with the University of Florida Health Jacksonville Department of Emergency Medicine. Mike Skowfoe (39:16) with Fortress Wealth Management provided financial advice for recent college graduates.   


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