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The rivalry between Florida State University and University of Florida is fierce across many endeavors – and it also exists in the arena of performing arts.

A cappella teams from the two universities are facing off against each other in a 64-team, tournament-style competition along with colleges across the U.S.

Florida State University’s a cappella team, All Night Yahtzee, has 17 members who are looking to advance from the second round.

UF Study Eyes Long-Term Effects Of Opioid Use In Retired NFL Players

Sep 10, 2020
Former New Orleans Saints linebacker Sedrick Hodge (52) was accused by federal prosecutors in Sept. 2019 of selling oxycodone pills in Cartersville, Ga. A UF study is examining the effects of opioid use in retired NFL players.
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Nearly half of former National Football League players who used opioids in 2010 continue to use them today, and nearly 60% of them experience moderate to severe depressive symptoms, a University of Florida study shows.

Thirty-four people at Florida A&M and 129 people at Florida State University have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of August. Both schools are trying to keep the numbers down through restrictions on large gatherings. FAMU has even instituted a curfew on students who live on-campus, though President Larry Robinson says he’s not yet had to suspend or expel any students for violating it.

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Via the University of North Florida

With new regulations put in place by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding international students, some universities are saying they’ll change their Fall 2020 schedules to keep them from having to leave the country.  

Gator football field. Band is on the field, using their bodies to create the word Gators. Some of the campus is seen in the background.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

The University of Florida is announcing multiple “strategic goals” to combat racism and racial inequities on its Gainesville campus.

TALLAHASSEE --- The University of Florida Board of Trustees is asking a federal judge to toss out a potential class-action lawsuit that contends the school should be required to refund tuition and fees to students after closing its campus in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Attorneys for the trustees last week filed a 17-page motion to dismiss the case, which alleges breach of contract and “unjust enrichment” by the university after students were forced to take online classes to finish the spring semester.

A snook lies dead due to red tide in Bradenton Beach, Florida.
Chris O'Meara / Associated Press

A team led by University of Florida researchers is receiving nearly $280,000 to study the social and economic costs of harmful algal blooms.

overview shot of the tops of buildings at the University of Florida
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Several University of Florida faculty and students were potentially exposed to the coronavirus at a New Orleans journalism conference, including a student from Jacksonville. 

3 State University Presidents Top $1 Million

Jul 17, 2018
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Three state university presidents in Florida earned more than $1 million in pay and other compensation during the 2016-2017 academic year, a new national survey showed.

UF Opens New Aging Studies Center

May 14, 2018
Via The Florida Times-Union

The center will conduct studies on the impact of aging, particularly on poor and minority seniors who are often underrepresented in clinical research, said Tina Bottini, an assistant dean at the UF College of Medicine — Jacksonville.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Ann Bartuska was led through a maze of raised garden beds on a lot nestled in the middle of a Westside neighborhood Tuesday.

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