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Newly Elected to ASHA Advisory Council, JU’s Dr. Edge Lobbies on the Hill

By Sheri Webber

Federal funding for educating students with disabilities was introduced by lawmakers late last month. Thanks to the efforts of special education advocates, additional funding for children in need of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing therapy may soon become a …

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RIVER LIFE: Why Mudflats Are Critical to a Healthy Ecosystem

Growing up in the Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia near Norfolk, we used to play in what we called the “mudflats.” Later, in college and graduate school, I began to appreciate how important these areas were to the ecology of …

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JU Co-Hosts Jacksonville’s Only Station-Neutral Mayoral Debate Simulcast

By Sheri Webber

Four candidates in the Jacksonville race for mayor stepped onto the Terry Concert Hall stage Wednesday night and into the homes of Duval County residents for a live, hour-long debate broadcast. Jacksonville University (JU) was proud to …

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Expert Panel Explores Patient Safety Solutions for Victims of Human Trafficking at Annual QSEN Forum

By Sheri Webber

About one in four human trafficking survivors come into contact with a healthcare professional at some point. But some members of the medical community feel they lack the awareness, training, and collaborative network necessary to combat the …

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Year of the Woman Retrospective: Commemorating Visionary Women at JU

WAVE magazine reflects on members of the JU community who have demonstrated this year’s Women’s History Month national theme: “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.” These JU Dolphins dared to be bold, to lead, and to embrace the unexpected.

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MARKET LIFE: Why the U.S. Deficit Matters

By Dr. Don Capener

Does the federal deficit still matter?

The deficit mushroomed in the last 16 years as a result of increased government spending and tax cuts. The projected U.S. federal budget deficit for fiscal year 2019 is $985 …

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Growing Student Inclusion Center & JU Community Celebrate Black History Month

By Sheri Webber

Patrice Abner arrived on campus as Director of Student Inclusion in July 2017. Today, the Jacksonville University (JU) Student Inclusion Center teems with guests, mostly students, and some visiting for the first time.

Abner’s experience in community

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