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  • Silenced: 1.5 Million Florida Felons Without a Vote

    “Silenced: 1.5 Million Florida Felons Without a Vote” is a television news special that raised awareness about the large amount of the state’s population that is ineligible to vote due to a prior felony conviction. The news special outlined the subjectivity in current way in which Florida restores felon’s voting rights, highlighted a proposed state amendment that would automatically restore voting rights to most Florida felons, and featured prospective voters discussing the issue after watching the special as a group.
  • Locked Out: Florida sentences are for life

    A group of University of Florida journalists investigated barriers felons face when released from prison in the Sunshine State. For four months, they followed the lives of seven felons, some just minutes after they were released. In a digital-first, Netflix-style episodic investigation, these student journalists explored how the label “felon” follows 1.6 million Floridians long after their sentences end. The student journalists looked into the three major issues Florida felons face: finding a place to live, securing a stable job and earning back their right to vote.
  • Locked Out: Florida sentences are for life

    A group of University of Florida journalists investigated barriers felons face when released from prison in the Sunshine State. For four months, they followed the lives of seven felons, some just minutes after they were released. In a digital-first, Netflix-style episodic investigation, these student journalists explored how the label “felon” follows 1.6 million Floridians long after their sentences end. The student journalists looked into the three major issues Florida felons face: finding a place to live, securing a stable job and earning back their right to vote.
  • Looking for Answers

    This article investigates the claims of two ex University of Florida students who claim that they contracted their potentially fatal illnesses from a former UF-run landfill. The reporters unearthed the landfill's history as a dumping site for chemical waste and it's affect on former students' health.
  • Betrayal of Trust?

    The Chronicle of Higher Education examines the reasons for the "perception, held by some, that American colleges and universities are hooked on securing money at any cost." The story focuses on a controversial act of Iowa State University, which violated a deceased widow's wishes by selling instead of maintaining 240 acres of land received under the widow's will. The article also looks at the misspending of millions of dollars left to the University of Florida foundation by a wealthy supporter, and reveals "wide-spread abuses by fund raisers for California State University at Fullerton."
  • No Long-Term President And No Prospects

    Politics and the Legistlature's dissolution of the Board of Regents were responsible for the implosion of the search for a new president for the University of Florida, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported. And until the dust settles from this recent conflict, it will be difficult to begin a new search for a president.
  • Hunt for the college town rapist

    In 1995 investigators from Georgia and Florida collaborated in tracking down a serial rapist who had terrorized women at the University of Georgia and the University of Florida dating all the way back to 1977.
  • If Looks Could Kill

    Details describes how Florida authorities ignored due process and tried to pin serial killings on a manic depressive; authorities released his name and picture to the media and still won't admit his innocence though they cannot link him to the crime, September 1993.
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    Wall Street Journal looks at possible conflicts of interests resulting from university researchers holding equity or options in drug companies for whom they perform research; reveals some researchers manipulate their studies and results to help increase the value of their stocks, Jan. 26, 1989.
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    St. Petersburg Times investigates violations of NCAA rules in the football program at the University of Florida; series finds the university's teachers, administration and athletic department were implicated in the violations, April 1983-December 1984.