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Standing Tall, Rising To The Challenge: A Message From President Cost

Dear Jacksonville University Community,

As we work right now on campus to rally all the way back from the substantial challenges presented us by Hurricane Matthew, a note of thanks and appreciation is in order today. I will be brief, …

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Soccer Capt. Jack Burns’ “All But Alone” blog confronts student stress head-on — and strikes a chord

Jack Burns is entering his second year of captainship for the Jacksonville University men’s soccer program. He has appeared in 45-plus matches for the Dolphins. He has recorded 10 points in his collegiate career. And, last year, he struggled to …

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“Astonishing” Laramie Project (rescheduled), “stunning” 8 spotlight historic LGBT events in back-to-back Fine Arts productions

Two plays based on watershed LGBT-related events, one a tragedy that took place on a dusty plain in Wyoming and the other a victory that sprung from a courtroom in California, are running back to back at Jacksonville University with …

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RIVER LIFE: It might be time for the tipping point for the St. Johns

What an exciting time this is for the St. Johns River. After decades of suffering from a serious lack of caring, it seems attention is finally being paid to the river and its potential for Northeast Florida. I say this …

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Tiffany Leach’s ceramic work selected for international exhibition

Tiffany Leach was building a body of research with her series titled Mother’s Collection of ceramic work and, as research, gave little thought to where she would be applying it, or being accepted to. The work was dedicated to the …

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JUSA President Adam Keller picked for national College Debate 2016

As the moderators pepper Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with questions this fall in their historic presidential debates, Adam Keller will be watching with much more interest than the casual observer. That’s because the JU Student Alliance President may have …

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Public Policy Institute welcomes Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate Gov. Bill Weld for “Jacksonville Town Hall” Thursday

Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld will take questions from the public Thursday, Sept. 22, in a “Jacksonville Town Hall” (#JUvotes) hosted by the JU Public Policy Institute. PPI master’s students will also engage in …

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Unrivaled: debates hosted by Public Policy Institute and WJXT were historic in scope

Look up the word debate online and you’ll find a number of definitions that offer a variation on the same theme: disagreement.

“A discussion between people in which they express different opinions about something.” “A contention by words or arguments.” …

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Elite company: President Cost’s appointment to NCAA Board offers a dynamic chance to help guide college athletics’ future

With a seat at the NCAA’s top governance table, President Tim Cost has earned a prestigious spot that gives him the ability to help steer a nonprofit entity regulating nearly 1,300 educational institutions and helping nearly half a million student-athletes …

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