University of Florida gifted $100 million, making it the largest gift in its history

University of Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Katherine Welles The University of Florida has announced that it has received a gift of $100 million from the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation. The donation, the biggest from an individual in UF’s history, will be used to advance the University of Florida (UF) Scripps biomedical

Palm Island Park reopens after ‘aggressive alligator’ forced a temporary closure

American Alligator Near River in Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jim Schwabel Palm Island Park in Mount Dora, Florida, reopened on Monday morning after being temporarily closed over the weekend due to an “aggressive alligator.” The Mount Dora Police Department posted early Sunday morning that the park would remain closed because of the

Alligators just want to have fun! Images taken in the Florida Everglades show predators at play

Alligators Florida Everglades — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Thierry Eidenweil Remarkable images posted to social media channels over the past week feature alligators playing with a football and chasing a remote control boat around a lake, seeming to confirm a Tennessee university study that found that crocodilians like to have fun too. An image posted to

University of Florida: Gators’ football coach fired

University of Florida Gators — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Gregory Reed Dan Mullen was fired as the Florida Gators football coach on Sunday. Scott Stricklin, Florida athletic director said he woke up on Sunday morning only on a few hours of sleep after returning from the team’s 24-23 overtime loss at Missouri, positive that changes were