A hip hop song, “Patria y Vida” (“Homeland and Life”), has galvanized a protest movement demanding change in Cuba. It condemns the way that the Cuban government has shut down artistic expression, and it rejects the rhetoric and ideas of …Read More »
Tag Archives: Florida Times-Union
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 …Read More »
RIVER LIFE: Reef-building in the St. Johns River
By Dr. A. Quinton White
The St. Johns River is a fascinating ecological feature of Florida. It is critical to the very fabric of Jacksonville.
I often sit in amazement while observing the impact of the river on our lives, …Read More »
RIVER LIFE: Annual State of the River Report
By Dr. A. Quinton White
The 2018 State of the River Report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin was recently released at the City of Jacksonville Environmental Symposium. As usual, the report contains both good and bad news. This …Read More »
Fit Life: Plogging, the Fitness Craze That Gets You + JU in Shape
By Heather Hausenblas, PhD
Originating in Sweden in 2016, and now a global fitness trend, plogging is one part “jogging” and one part garbage “picking.” It comes with all the health benefits of jogging while at the same time cleaning …Read More »
RIVER LIFE: On flip side, hurricane offers some environmental benefits
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that wreaked havoc on Houston, the question was often asked: Could it happen here? The answer was pretty straightforward: “Yes, it is not a matter of if, but when. Remember Matthew?”
Little did we …Read More »
FIT LIFE: Can time outdoors reduce the nearsightedness epidemic?
Nearsightedness — the ability to see close objects more clearly than those far away — now affects about 50 percent of young adults in the United States and Europe. This is double the prevalence of half a century ago. In …Read More »
RIVER LIFE: St. Johns River susceptible to runoff from forest fires
Fire and water don’t mix, and fire when coupled with a lack of water can create a dangerous combination. This is readily illustrated in the huge wildfire that has recently burned just north of the Florida-Georgia line, and multiple fires …Read More »
Business/English standout Ellis Harr named citizen member of Times-Union editorial board
International Business/English double major Ellis Harr, a Presidential Student Ambassador who also heads Sigma Chi fraternity on campus, will bring his voice to The Florida Times-Union Editorial Board this semester as a citizen member, the newspaper announced.
The five members …Read More »
EverBank executive sings praises of JU, UNF in Times-Union column
In a Florida Times-Union guest column published Friday, Oct. 11, Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida received resounding kudos from Curt Cunkle, EverBank’s president of North Florida banking.
Cunkle recently toured the two universities as a member of …Read More »