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New rail system in Jacksonville sparks contentious viewpoints

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June 3, 2009

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JTA consultant Gannett Fleming Inc. of Pennsylvania is pushing forward with its $400,000 feasibility study of a commuter rail in Jacksonville despite the recent failure of the Sun Rail.  So far the study projects the commuter ra...

UNF revises religious related absence policy

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June 3, 2009

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UNF released a notice of amended regulation regarding student absences on days of religious observation May 11.    Members of the UNF Office of General Counsel revised the document so it would be in accordance with an amendment the Board...

Spinnaker’s 2009 NFL preseason power rankings

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June 3, 2009

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With summer in the air, football might be the furthest thing from sports fans’ minds. But as training camps start, so do preseason predictions. When trying to predict how teams stand at the beginning of the season, there are sev...

College of Computing, Engineering and Construction receives interim dean

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May 26, 2009

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Mark Workman, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, announced May 7 that Dr. Peter Braza will be replacing Dean Neal Coulter as interim dean at the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction for the next two y...

May 9 – 12

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May 26, 2009

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May 9 – Information (Lot 18) UPD was dispatched to Lot 18 in response to a sick person. After UPD called Fire and Rescue, the ill person was transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center. May 11 – Damaged Property (Lot 12...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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