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UpSkill Institute: A Modern Educational Model

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According to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor, in the early months of the pandemic, the nation’s unemployment rate reached its highest level since the Great Depression, skyrocketing to 14.7 percent in April of 2020, more than tripling …

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Jacksonville University Celebrates Most Successful Collective Giving Campaign

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Jacksonville University is celebrating the success of Dolphin Dash, its annual giving challenge. Last week, in just five days, from Feb. 22 to Feb. 26, 6,397 Dolphins from around the world came together to Give Forward and invest more than $2,400,000

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Whole Lot of Cheddar for Davis College Alumni

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When two college sweethearts decide to rebrand a family cheese plant and diversify the market, the result is a whole lot of cheddar made with a whole lot of love.

Kevin Lussier, Class of 2016, and wife, Shelby Lussier, Class …

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River Life: The Manatees are Back!

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The manatees are back, the manatees are back! At least that is what it felt like last week at Jacksonville University. Despite the still cold water, we had a manatee visit our boat dock. There is nothing like one of …

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“Diversity and Discussion” Makes Successful Debut

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As part of its 2021 Black History Month programming, Jacksonville University successfully launched “Diversity and Discussion.” This conversational series is devoted to exploring issues of contemporary significance to the Black community. Each presentation was hosted by a moderator with expertise …

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Greg Nelson: A Dolphin Remembered

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There must have been something in the sauce the year that Jacksonville University advanced to the 1970 NCAA Championship game. A rag-tag team of players from different backgrounds formed unbreakable bonds with one another and their school. Greg Nelson was …

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Passion for Life: A Black History Month Portrait of Dr. Marvin Wells

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It was 1969 – the final year of a decade marked by tragedy and riddled with change. Nixon was president, the country was embroiled in Vietnam, Woodstock invaded Max Yasgur’s dairy farm, and civil rights set the stage for what …

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Ready? Set … DASH!

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The world moves fast. For five days, Jacksonville University moves faster. Dolphin Dash, Jacksonville University’s competitive new giving challenge, is next week: February 22-26.

Dolphin Dash allows donors to impact the areas of campus that have impacted them the …

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