Apr 18, 15

The noted activist, author and academic Cornel West will join protesters in Gainesville later this month as part of a nationwide push-back against the Supreme Court’s 2009 decision to allow corporations and labor unions to give unlimited amounts of money to politicians.

West, a professor...

Apr 18, 15

The University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service has built a wall intended to bring people together rather than keep them apart. The Great Civil Debate Wall was unveiled this week at the Graham Center’s home in Pugh Hall.

The wall is a series of five touchscreen panels,...

Apr 18, 15

When it comes to civic engagement, the kids aren't all-right.

And they're particularly not all-right in Florida.

"We stink," former U.S. Rep. Lou Frey said last week.

That is a succinct summary of a report released by Frey's organization, the Lou Frey Institute of Politics...

Apr 18, 15

Israeli reporter Amira Hass says Israel denies them many rights.

Israeli journalist Amira Hass said she couldn’t get an Internet connection to file a story last week from the West Bank, so she made a short drive to Jerusalem.

She told a University of Florida audience Monday that...

Apr 18, 15

Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams said Tuesday at the University of Florida that he expects baby boomers, who made up the first wave of Peace Corps volunteers as young people, will return to the program or join for the first time as they retire in the years ahead.

"We welcome all ages...

Apr 18, 15

About 150 people gathered Tuesday night to hear a doctor and college administrator discuss national health care and how to improve it.

Dr. Jose Greer, assistant dean of academic affairs at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, said health care reform is...

Apr 18, 15

Tension in the Florida Legislature and the ineffective dominance of the Republican Party are creating difficulties in Tallahassee, political journalist Steve Bousquet said Tuesday.

Bousquet, who works for the Tampa Bay Times and has covered state government for more than two decades,...

Apr 18, 15

Former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham called Tuesday for a veto of $300 million in cuts to the state university system, arguing that the University of Florida's role in attracting the software company MindTree Limited to Gainesville showed the influence of state universities in job...

Apr 18, 15

Former Florida Gov. Bob Graham and former state Sen. Lee Constantine criticized the state's environmental policies and accused the Legislature of selling out to big polluters during an event Tuesday night at the University of Florida's Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

Graham...

Apr 18, 15

The Princeton Review– one of the nation's best-known education services companies – has recently named Dr. Steven Noll, a senior lecturer in the University of Florida’s Department of History and a Bob Graham Center affiliated faculty member, among "The 300 Best Professors in the U.S."

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