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Past articles by Christopher:

UF, consultants look for more dense growth on, off campus

The University of Florida's emerging, long-term growth plan includes ideas to transform the area between campus and downtown — and one that could mandate UF students spend their first two years living on campus. → Read More

UF’s president 'optimistic' about Sanford Burnham deal

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs is confident that the university’s plans to take over the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in Orlando will advance. → Read More

UF faculty union pushes for paid parental leave

The faculty union at the University of Florida wants the university to do more for faculty members starting families. → Read More

Oak Hammock at UF gets new rooms, new president

A nearly $10 million expansion and renovation project at Oak Hammock at the University of Florida retirement community’s Health Pavilion is now complete. → Read More

With help from IFAS, olive growers taking baby steps

On a recent Monday evening, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences threw its annual Flavors of Florida gala to showcase the homegrown seafood, fruit, vegetables and meat that IFAS faculty had a hand in producing. → Read More

Former burger joint may get new life as medical marijuana dispensary

A closed-down burger joint on Southwest 34th Street may become Gainesville's first medical marijuana dispensary. → Read More

Red tape tying up 3 VA clinic expansions in region

Plans for three Veterans Affairs clinics in north central Florida are mired in lease delays in Washington D.C. → Read More

In the Telling Project, local veterans have chance to tell their stories

It's time to speak. It's time to listen. → Read More

Boosting rates of graduation: UF looks to match national peers, respond to lawmaker

In the 1978 comedy classic "Animal House," John Belushi’s character, John “Bluto” Blutarsky, famously lamented “seven years of college down the drain” when he and the other members of the decadent Delta House fraternity faced expulsion from uptight Faber College. → Read More

UF study: Playing with concussion backfires

A new University of Florida study says trying to play through concussion symptoms backfires for college athletes. → Read More

Suwannee River water district puts $1.7M toward local projects

The Suwannee River Water Management District is putting nearly $1.7 million toward 15 local water supply and resource projects. → Read More

Painter uses feet as brushes to fight ALS

For years, Sandra Murphy-Pak devoted herself to the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program. She used art to uplift hospital patients, including some facing dire circumstances, first as a volunteer and then the program's artist in residence. → Read More

Review ranks UF Health Shands among top 100 US hospitals

Health care industry publication Becker’s Hospital Review has again named UF Health Shands Hospital one of the “100 Great” hospitals in the country. → Read More

Alachua Astronomy Club will have telescopes available for Mercury transit

The Alachua Astronomy Club will have telescopes set up outside the Kika Silva Planetarium (Building X-129) at Santa Fe College until at least 2 p.m. today to view the Mercury transit. The event is free and open to the public. The Mercury transit is a fairly rare astronomical event that occurs when the orbit of Mercury takes the planet across the face of the Sun as viewed from Earth. → Read More

Democrats elect presidential delegates this Saturday

On Saturday, local Democrats will elect the presidential delegates who will represent area congressional districts at July’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. → Read More

Graduating from UF this weekend? Here are 5 things to know

With the Stephen C. O’Connell Center closed for a massive renovation, University of Florida spring graduation ceremonies will again be under the bright lights and big sky at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium this weekend. → Read More

Alachua County poised to weigh in on proposed mine debate

The Bradford County Commission has canceled a meeting on a controversial phosphate mine proposal, and the Alachua County Commission has set one to discuss fears about possible environmental impacts of an operation that would cover thousands of acres in two neighboring counties. → Read More

Group gives Shands, North Florida 'C' grades for patient safety

UF Health Shands Hospital and North Florida Regional Medical Center both received “C” grades in a nonprofit group’s latest report on patient safety. → Read More

Time running out for La Casita, Institute for Black Culture sites

The stretch of West University Avenue across from the University of Florida has seen buildings come and go over the last century. → Read More

UF Health unveils new children's surgical center

UF Health officials cut the ribbon on their latest construction project to upgrade pediatric facilities Friday, an $11 million, 17,500 square-foot outpatient children's surgical center. → Read More