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

Human activity has been directly linked to red tide in Southwest Florida thanks to new study

Red Tide — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Alfred Rowan According to a new study, human activity and red tide have now been linked. Researchers linked blooms in Charlotte Harbor and its surrounding coastal areas to nitrogen flowing from Lake Okeechobee, the Caloosahatchee River, and areas upstream of the lake. Outbreaks of red tide are caused by

‘Highly pathogenic’ bird flu has been found in Florida’s wild birds

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed that a new strain of avian flu is affecting the Sunshine State’s wild bird population.  The FWC said the National Veterinary Services Laboratory found cases of “Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, H5 2.3.4.4, in lesser scaup, black vultures and other wild birds.” Wildlife experts are now investigating bird

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

Giant invasive Burmese pythons are slithering their way up Florida

Burmese Pythons — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Heiko Kiera Following several years of close speculation, invasive Burmese pythons have been spotted making their way up north in Florida. “We have finally, unhappily, sighted a Burmese python in the interior of the refuge,” University of Florida wildlife professor Frank Mazzotti, who heads Fort Lauderdale’s Croc Docs research team,

The latest Florida bar exam results are in!

Law Studies — Courtesy: Image by Iñaki del Olmo from Unsplash For the second year in a row, less than half of those who dared to take Florida’s online-only bar exam can now move forward on their journey to become attorneys, according to the released results on Monday by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.

University of Florida is the top-ranked Florida school in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report

University of Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Bryan Pollard GAINESVILLE, Fla. — U.S. News and World Report has released the publication’s annual list of the best colleges and universities in the country and the Sunshine State was very well-represented. UF ranked extremely high among any state university in the national rankings. UF tied

Florida, UCF officially announce three-game football series

University of Florida Gators – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Gregory Reed The Florida Gators and UCF have finalized an agreement for a three-game football series set for the 2024, 2030, and 2033 seasons. This will be the first meeting between the two instate programs since 2006. “As I’ve said since arriving, we were in desperate

Gainesville May Legalize Public Alcohol Drinking

Gainesville, Florida, USA Downtown Cityscape – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone Home to the University of Florida, Gainesville may begin to allow people to drink from open containers in public places legally, such as sidewalks. Reports state that the city commission is planning a vote on late Monday evening on whether to allow

Tampa Bay woman set to represent Florida in 100th Miss America Competition

(Source: Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing)- via WFLA Petitions to formally change Tampa Bay to “Champa Bay” should seriously be considered because it seems like every game, competition, and contest over the past year has some winning ties to the Bay area. Joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Bay Lightning, Miss Tampa