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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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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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Great Gift Ideas from Alumni-Owned Businesses

Jacksonville University alumni are hardworking individuals who continue to make waves and serve their communities long after they graduate. With the holidays upon us, be sure to check out the following alumni-owned businesses for all of your last-minute gift needs!…

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Opinion: Election night chaos is not inevitable if cool heads prevail

Dr. Matt Corrigan is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

By Dr. Matthew Corrigan, Dean of JU’s College of Arts & Sciences

As published in the Florida Times-Union opinion section Your Turn

Many concerns have been raised that the 2020 presidential election will produce chaos and possibly violence if …

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Art and nature collide to create ‘Instagrammable’ spots in Jax

In 2012, Dr. Melinda Simmons stood among smiling strangers posing in front of colorful murals of wildlife at the San Francisco Zoo for the quintessential vacation photo-op. It’s a similar scene that plays out in places like Nashville, Los Angeles, …

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