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Reflections on the BP Oil Spill

Reflections on the BP Oil Spill

April 17, 2015 at 8:00 am 0 comments

This past Tuesday, the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service hosted a discussion on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Led by Dr. Glenn Morris, Jr. of Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities, the event titled “Five Years Later: Lessons Learned from the DeepwaterRead More

Event Review: Future of Florida Policy Summit

Event Review: Future of Florida Policy Summit

March 31, 2015 at 4:39 pm 0 comments

Late last month, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service held the annual Future of Florida Policy Summit. Hosting college students from all over the state, the policy summit was a conference revolving around the issue of voter registration modernization. After the 2014 midterm elections resulted in the lowest nationalRead More

Jill Biden Visits Santa Fe College to Talk Community College Innovations

Jill Biden Visits Santa Fe College to Talk Community College Innovations

March 26, 2015 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and U.S Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell visited Santa Fe College on March 9 to learn about the programs that are making an impact in the college. Santa Fe College President Jackson Sasser and a panel of faculty and students, talked withRead More

Local: Gainesville City Commission Races Heading to Competitive Runoff   

Local: Gainesville City Commission Races Heading to Competitive Runoff  

March 18, 2015 at 10:03 am 0 comments

For many residents in Gainesville, Tuesday, March 17 was important for reasons unrelated to St. Patrick’s Day. Two city commissioner spots were up for grabs—the At-Large Seat and the District 1 seat—and they could not be more contested, despite a 13% turnout rate. Take the District 1 seat. The incumbent, YvonneRead More