University of Florida

  • News

    September 18, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Everglades' Latest Threat: Tiny, Fungus-Spreading Asian Beetles

    Invasive pythons have been getting all the credit, but there's another invasive species wrecking havoc in the Everglades that could end up causing more damage. It's the red bay ambrosia beetle, a particularly small species native to Asia that first came to the U.S. in 2002, likely through the impo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    NCAA Recruiting Scandal Pits Miami Hurricanes Versus Florida Gators

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this special online edition, Luke opines about the Miami Hurricanes and Florida Gators getting caught up in another college football controver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Here's What Happens When You Strap a Camera to an Alligator's Head

    On first glance, the image to the right looks like an alligator with a laser strapped to its back, which is surely some evil genius's biggest dream. In reality, it's a camera placed there by University of Florida biologists. That may not be as exciting as laser-armed gators, but getting to see a gat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Alligators Prevail in Rematch Fight Against Pythons (Photo)

    The 2006 image of the aftermath of an Everglades showdown between an invasive Burmese python and a native alligator has become oddly iconic in all its gruesome glory. Neither animal survived the encounter. Well, authorities out in the Everglades recently discovered a rematch, and let's just say tha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    University of Miami Named Fourth Best Party School, FSU First

    Earlier this week the Princeton Review named, of all colleges, the University of Iowa as America's most party happy school. While Florida State and University of Florida made the top 10, the University of Miami, once the undisputed party school champion of the world back in the '80s, was no where to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    UF Frat Boys in Blackface for Halloween Cause Campus Controversy

    Some Halloween parties at the University of Florida this year ended up looking like 1800s minstrel show, as white frat boys and a member of the team's softball team decided it would totally be a good idea to dress up in blackface.The incidents have lead to a lot of controversy, town hall meetings, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    University of Florida Has Been Overtaken by Feral Cats

    The University of Florida's Gainesville campus is starting to resemble the smelly apartment of an old cat lady. The school has been overtaken by more than 100 feral cats, and it's ignited a war on campus over what to do with them. While the school current's policy could lead to many of the cats bein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Floridians' Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Level Since Before the Recession

    When it comes to the economy Florida consumers have been muttering "Oh man, I hate that stupid thing" for the past five or so years, but according to numbers released today Florida' consumer confidence has hit its highest level in five year. Which means Floridians are feeling more optimistic than th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    University of Florida Ranked Playboy's Third Top Party School; University of Miami Left Out

    Playboy's top party school list seems to be an ever changing beast. The University of Miami used to dominate the list back in the '80s, but its party-hard reputation sort of tapered off as its academic standing improved. Though, back in 2009 the school made a dramatic return to reclaim its stop as A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    University of Miami Drops in College Rankings, But Still Best In Florida

    The University of Miami has dropped out of the top 40 of US News and Colleges Reports' widely cited college rankings, reversing years of slowly trudging up the rankings. The school dropped from 38th, its highest ranking ever, to 44 this year. Despite that, UM still remains the highest ranked school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    FIU Will Have The Highest Tuition of Any Florida Public School

    It's not the best public university in Florida. But soon it will be the most expensive. The State University System's Board of Governors announced today that it's approved a tuition raise of 15 percent for Florida International University, and full time students will pay $4,669 a year starting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Here Are YouTube Videos of How To Oddly Pronounce Every Member of the Miami Heat

    ​Somewhere in the world exists a person who has decided that it would be a good idea to upload 2,600 YouTube videos in which he mispronounces various names in a strange inflection. As part of this person's RunTheCube YouTube channel he has uploaded videos mispronouncing the name of every single pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    University of Miami Ranked 38th Best University in Nation by US News

    ​The University of Miami has risen nine spots in the latest edition of US News & World Report's annual college rankings. The school is now ranked the 38th best in the nation, up from the 47th position last year. For the second year in a row, the school is the only Florida institution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Only God and LeBron Can Improve Sales of Florida Specialty License Plates

    ​Florida offers 122 specialty license plates, and all but two saw declines in sales between 2009 and 2010: The "In God We Trust" plate and the Miami Heat plate. Yep, unless you're God almighty or LeBron almighty, Floridians just don't want to shell out the extra cash to worship you on their bumper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    University of Florida Named 10th-Douchiest College in America

    "We coulda WON, gosh-darnit!"​Those snooty, Wayfarer-wearing jazz fans over at GQ have been crunching the numbers and actually come out with something quite meaningful: Out of the 2,364 four-year, degree-granting institutions in the U.S., the University of Florida is douchier than all but nine.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Pied a Terre's Andrew Balick On Learning to Survive in the Kitchen, Part 2

    Andrew Balick (back left) and his kitchen crew ​After working at Azul for six years, Andrew Balick got the opportunity to head the kitchen at Pied a Terre, a small restaurant inside the Cadet Hotel in South Beach. In the first part of the interview, he spoke about why he wants people to try his ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    University of Florida Threatened Students Not to Hang Out with Jersey Shore Cast

    ​So after a brief flirtation with returning to Miami Beach for season four, the Jersey Shore-ites instead packed their bags and headed to Florence, Italy. It seemed that this time around, no Floridians would be harmed during filming. Actually, though, the University of Florida has a study abroad p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Disease Epidemic Forces Miami-Dade Animal Services to Temporarily Suspend Many Services

    ​Following an outbreak of infectious diseases in the animal shelter, Miami-Dade Animal Services has announced that they will temporarily suspend numerous services for "no more than two weeks, effective immediately." The shelter will no longer accept the intake of any new dogs. Most stray dog pick- ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Mercury Turns Straight Birds Gay

    Wikicommons​The Independent Florida Alligator is reporting that researchers at the University of Florida have found a link between mercury consumption and homosexual behavior among white ibises.Seven years ago, Peter Frederick, a UF professor of ecology and conservation, hypothesized that increase ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Did Channing Crowder Just Call Anne Frank a Ho?

    University of Florida"I don't know who the fuck Anne Frank is."Well, no, he didn't... we think. But the Miami Dolphins linebacker did somehow confuse the diary-writing Holocaust victim with deaf and blind author Helen Keller, which is a front-runner for this month's Most Ignorant Comment By an Athle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    High School Football Coaches Deserve More Cash

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke tackles high school football coaching salaries.Florida -- and Miami-Dade -- seriously need to change the way high school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    After Historic Decline, Florida's Population is Growing Again

    ​Between 2008 and 2009 Florida's population shrunk for the first time since World War II. The net loss of 58,000 residents was attributed to the recession and real estate woes. Now, the University of Florida says Florida's population is back on the rise, and says that may be a good sign for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    UF Student Paper "Accidentally" Calls Sorority Recruits Hoes

    ​The Independent Florida Alligator, the fine student paper of the University of Florida, decided that the phrase "sorority girl" and "ho" are pretty much interchangeable in their lead story on Wednesday. They claim they weren't intentionally expressing what all journalism student geeks actually th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    UMiami and UF Criticized For Having More Liberal Student Groups Than Conservative Groups

    ​'s mission includes giving college "conservatives powerful new weapons in their fight for the hearts and minds of the next generation of citizens, politicians, and members of the media" and helping "a new generation of student activism to identify, expose, and combat the radical l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    University of Miami Rises in U.S. News College Rankings, Finally Bests UF

    ​Under President Donna Shalala, the University of Miami has seen a slow but steady rise in U.S. News & World Report's highly touted college rankings. Last year, it became a top 50 university for the first time. This year, it continued to climb and became the highest-rated school in Florida. La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Florida Schools Rank Low on Forbes Best Colleges List

    ​In US News and World Report's rankings of America's best colleges, the state of Florida boast two schools in the top 50: University of Florida and University of Miami. Forbes is now in the college ranking business too, and the rankings for the schools in Florida strike as a bit weird. Only o ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    City's Stray Chickens: Friend or Foe?

    Until last October, the city used to pay a guy $14,000 a year to round up the thousands of stray chickens that roam our pockmarked streets. In a story in this week's New Times, Lesther Jorge, the last Chicken Buster, toured some old battle sites, like Overtown, the Gaza of stray fowl. ​He found t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    University of Florida Prez Defends Nazi-themed Student Gov Fliers on Free Speech Grounds

    ​Politics can get dirty, even on the Student Government level. Take for example a recent flier that started showing up on the University of Florida campus that read "Student Alliance party is the Nazi Party," which featured a swastika. The fliers are attributed to a fake group called "UF for Israe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Alcohol and Energy Drinks Could Be a Deadly Combination

    via BabblePut down the Red Bull​You might want to pass on that next round of vodka Red Bulls. A new University of Florida study shows that mixing energy drinks and alcohol can be a dangerous combination.Previous studies have shown that caffeine masks some of the sedative properties of alcohol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Surfer Blood Releasing Debut Astro Coast January 2010

    ​If you haven't been following the meteoric rise of West Palm Beach's Surfer Blood, it's definitely not too late to start. The band, who will be all over CMJ in New York this week, including the Brooklyn Vegan's showcase on October 22, make great indie-pop music, it's as simple as that.Well, its b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    UF President Thinks His School Is as Great as Harvard; UM and FSU Are Just "Meh"

    I wouldn't say US News & World Report's annual list of best colleges is a total joke, but the fact that about 25 percent of the ranking for each school is determined by a survey of reputation filled out by college presidents should raise some serious speculation as to how seriously the list sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    UF Football Team Plays Down It's Status as New Thug U

    A University of Miami football player gets a parking ticket and every sports outlet in the country would rush to get the scoop. A University of Florida player getting arrested? Well, no one seems to notice that much despite the fact it's happen to twenty players since Urban Meyer showed up in Decemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    AP Reports Obama Welcomes The University of Florida 'Noles or FSU Gators or Something

    The Associated Press will suit Google, Shepard Farley, every blog in existence ever, your mother, God and anyone else who dares link to one of their precious, precious stories. Because you see, you ignorant little fools, the Associated Press is the most trusted, hard working reporting outfit in all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Dead Men on Campus

    Who wouldn't want to rest for eternity on their college campus? What better a final resting place than the first spot you nervously smoked marijuana because the cute senior offered it to you and you didn't want to seem like a geek but felt like you were somehow giving up some of your sheltered subur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    University of Florida named best school in country (at which to get a penis crudely drawn onto your forehead)

    A University of Florida student takes a moment to unwind between classes. As if they needed another excuse to celebrate, students at the University of Florida have just been ranked number one in the country by the Princeton Review. Not in any academic category. That would be, like, totally lame. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    The UF Consensus: Kerry's a Dirtbag

    It didn’t take long for University of Florida students to rally around their police-defying bro Andrew Meyer, the 21-year-old who was tasered by university cops because he refused to stop asking John Kerry questions during the senator’s appearance at the school on Monday. In this assortment of Y ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2007

    Nature’s Candy

    Check out a fruity celebration in Key West

  • Calendar

    October 19, 2006

    Catwalkin’ Babes

    Cheer on the sisters as they strut, pivot, and turn

  • Calendar

    July 13, 2006
  • Calendar

    June 15, 2006
  • News

    December 11, 1997

    The Music Man

    Forget River City; there are problems aplenty at the New World School of the Arts, where members of the music faculty have declared war on their boss

  • News

    June 6, 1996

    If You Sink It, They Will Come

    Creating an artificial reef is no longer a slam-dunk affair, despite an abundance of missile sites, water towers, and wanna-be philanthropists

  • News

    January 12, 1995

    See You Later, Alligator Penis

    North Florida gators are losing their manhood to pesticides and other toxic chemicals -- and that's no phallusy

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