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Professor receives scholarship to teach overseas

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May 20, 2009

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  UNF Professor of Finance Dr. Parvez Ahmed recently awarded the Fulbright Award and will be spending four months teaching at the University of Bangladesh in Dhaka this fall. The Fulbright program accepts 800 appli...

UNF announces action plan for swine flu

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May 11, 2009

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The UNF administration, in conjunction with the Duval County Health Department, released its action plan for combating swine flu in an April 30 campus update. UNF announced that they are actively monitoring the swine flu situation...

Studying abroad may improve chances of securing a job

Spinnaker

May 7, 2009

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A background in foreign cultures through the study abroad programs may help students who often realize that being hired is a greater challenge now than it has ever been since the Great Depression. Besides the changing economy, ...

Photo Gallery: 25th Wavemaster surfing competition

Spinnaker

May 4, 2009

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The 25th annual Wavemaster surfing competition took place at Jacksonville Beach May 2-3. The competition included both long and short board divisions as well as separate brackets for women, juniors, seniors and men. Several UNF...

Economist: Wait recession out, worst is over

Spinnaker

May 4, 2009

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Local economist Mark Vitner said April 29 that the worst of the recession is over and predicts it to only get better, as apart of the Coggin College of Business’ Alumni Speaker Series at the University Center. Vitner, Wach...

Job market conducive to new grads

Spinnaker

May 1, 2009

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The recently published annual list of the top entry-level employers for the 2009 graduation class should give hope to new grads. The list, compiled by CollegeGrad.com, represents about 158,000 entry-level positions for colleg...

Staff Commentary: Breaking down the NFC Draft

Spinnaker

April 28, 2009

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While some teams failed utterly (ahem Cowboys) and some took glory in their standings and draft picks (Vikings/Giants). Here is my hopefully unbiased analysis and grades on the NFL Draft over the weekend. To catch my AFC draft...

Benevolent seniors receive recognition

Spinnaker

April 27, 2009

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UNF recognized two students for their volunteerism and granted another with a posthumous degree April 24 at the spring graduation commencement. Ian McInnis, political science major, was presented the Senior Service Award for...

Staff Blog: How Mexico has failed us with the Swine Flu

Spinnaker

April 26, 2009

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As of today, Mexico city has literally shut down everything dealing with public life. Schools, restaurants, museums, and other public venues because of a swine flu outbreak that has killed at least 80 people and may be responsible for ...

Road rage attack lands UNF student in coma

Spinnaker

April 22, 2009

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A UNF student and his friend were physically assaulted by two unknown suspects during a road rage incident April 17 in Jacksonville Beach. The passenger was a 22-year-old sports management major and is still in critical condition...

Tea parties flood nation on tax day

Spinnaker

April 22, 2009

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While some American citizens may have been frantically crunching numbers in fear of the infamous April 15 tax deadline, others linked together in a series of local and national protests known as “tea parties.” Taxpayers ha...

Top educators give best, get rewarded

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April 22, 2009

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With the end of the semester upon us, most faculty members are busy preparing final exams, posting grades and cleaning out their offices for the summer break, but recently a few teachers caught a break with the announcement of...

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