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JU and WJXT Co-Host Final Republican Primary Debate for Florida Governor’s Office

By Sheri Webber

The Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute (the Institute) is no stranger to lively debates between candidates. The Institute and WJXT-TV Channel 4 have co-hosted seven televised debates in local, state, and federal elections since 2015.

Tonight, the …

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JU’s Home for Public Policy to Host Key Debates

By Sheri Webber

The Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute (Institute) and WJXT Channel 4 announced last week a televised debate and town hall in the Florida gubernatorial primary races, to be co-hosted at Jacksonville University (JU) in early August.

“The …

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Catching Up with JU Alum & Former SOH Will Weatherford ’02

By Sheri Webber

Will Weatherford, 2002 Davis College of Business graduate and 2015 Jacksonville University Distinguished Alumni, is a JU stand-out and the namesake of Weatherford Hall at the Village Apartments on campus–a fitting tribute to someone who daily works …

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JU launches Master in Public Policy Minority Fellowship Program with City of Jacksonville

An historic initiative backed by the Mayor, Jacksonville University and key black community advocates will offer future African-American leaders a two-year JU Master in Public Policy scholarship, a city internship and job placement help that keeps their vision and talent …

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Recapping former Hesburgh speaker Amy Coney Barrett’s journey after JU

WAVE Magazine revisited former Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute VIP speaker and Hesburgh lecturer, Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, last year. Watch for more updates in coming weeks.

Her visit to …

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Fine Arts challenges a septic system with “Urinetown, The Musical” Oct. 26-29

No. 1, it’s swirling with heavy topics. No. 2, it’s flush with great humor.

It’s “Urinetown: The Musical,” the Tony Award-winning production being presented Oct. 26-29 in Swisher Theater by the Jacksonville University College of Fine Arts.

The play is …

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Catching up with Marjorie S. Holt ’45

The first Republican woman elected to Congress from Maryland, the Honorable Marjorie Sewell Holt, has fulfilled many roles, including great-great-grandmother and Jacksonville University alumna. Even in its seminal days, JU sparked lifelong passions and encouraged students to be fearless. At

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Where Public Policy Matters: JU Shapes Future Leaders & Florida Politics

Originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of WAVE magazine.
By Sheri Webber

On Ryan Bass’ first day at work, protesters occupied the sidewalks outside and the phone rang with persistence.

Congressman John Rutherford, representing the Fourth District of Florida, …

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