Feb 11, 16

Incumbent Mayor Ed Braddy and candidates Lauren Poe and Donald Shepherd, touched on income distribution, integrity and energy among other topics before a crowd of about 100 people at the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center on Wednesday night.

The mayoral candidate forum, sponsored by WUFT...

Feb 11, 16

The atmosphere turned tense at times during Wednesday evening’s Gainesville mayoral debate as three candidates vying for the slot championed their beliefs and took swings at their opponents in an effort to gain the attention of voters.

The hour-long debate had...

Feb 09, 16

Dan Barker told about 60 students and Gainesville residents that there is no meaning to life Monday night.

Barker, the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the separation of church and state, discussed atheist beliefs. The...

Feb 08, 16

As I near the end of my undergraduate career, lots of young people — I guess “young-er people” would be more accurate — have come to me asking for advice.

“What should I do to get the most out of my time here at UF? Can you just give me some guidance?”

On the one hand, I’m...

Feb 05, 16

A health care reform expert told students and community members the government should provide health care Tuesday night.

Jonathan Oberlander, the chair of social medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spoke about the positive and negative aspects of the Affordable...

Jan 28, 16

A former U.S. diplomat told students and community members America’s relations with Cuba could improve.

John Caulfield, the former chief of mission of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba, spoke about the new trade relations between the U.S. and Cuba on Tuesday night. His speech,...

Jan 14, 16

Alachua County has already taken several steps to reduce contact between law enforcement and minority groups, but the statewide justice system needs serious reform, a panel of experts said Wednesday evening during a discussion on the University of Florida’s campus.

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Jan 13, 16

The League of Women Voters and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service will host a forum tonight on tensions between Alachua County’s diverse community and the legal system.

The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora on the University of Florida’s campus.

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Dec 02, 15

Reporters and political writers alike have struggled to make sense of the current presidential contest and the preliminary success of outsiders in both parties. Their overall conclusion is that voters are deeply dissatisfied with the current political environment and with those who are...

Oct 28, 15

When Celeste Mergens went on a Christian mission trip to a Kenyan orphanage in 2008, she found many of the young girls didn’t know what menstruation was.

Mergens, founder and CEO of international nonprofit organization Days for Girls International, will speak at the Bob Graham Center for...

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