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University of Florida president Bernie Machen will be replaced by Kent Fuchs, who comes to Gainesville from Cornell University. Machen, who will serve as president emeritus, will become a senior adviser for the school.Associated Press (2011)

Machen: UF in good shape going forward

GAINESVILLE — Outgoing University of Florida president Bernie Machen says he's leaving a good foundation for his successor, who takes over Jan. 1. In an interview published Sunday in the Gainesville Sun, Machen said the university is in better shape than it was two years ago, when he initially planned to retire. "I …

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    Christmas came early this year for the Head Start prekindergarten students at Hudson Elementary School.

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    Theater/Music/Art

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    In the classroom

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    Two Pasco schools will get new principals to start 2015.

  5. Allegations of inappropriate behavior cost Pasco principal his post

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    HOLIDAY — The principal of Gulfside Elementary School in Pasco County was abruptly removed from his position effective Wednesday and will not come back.

  6. Pinellas education briefs: Kindergarten registration starts soon

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    Election supervisors offer scholarship to college students

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    Testing

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  8. Machen: UF in good shape going forward

    College

    GAINESVILLE — Outgoing University of Florida president Bernie Machen says he's leaving a good foundation for his successor, who takes over Jan. 1.

    University of Florida president Bernie Machen will be replaced by Kent Fuchs, who comes to Gainesville from Cornell University. Machen, who will serve as president emeritus, will become a senior adviser for the school.