GAINESVILLE — Now that the computer has replaced the water cooler and the back fence as a source for gossip and debate, a University of Florida professor is analyzing computer chat groups for views and opinions on this year’s presidential and vice-presidential debates. “I wanted to begin to understand how public opinion is formed and distributed in a new medium,” said Marilyn Roberts, a UF advertising professor and expert on political communication.
October 1996 Archive
GAINESVILLE — It wasn’t all business as usual Friday (10/11) for the University of Florida College of Business Administration. Texas businessman Alfred C. Warrington IV announced he had made a gift commitment to the college that will result in a private endowment worth more than $11 million. University officials are planning to name the College of Business Administration in honor of Warrington.
GAINESVILLE—After four unsuccessful back surgeries, Alice McKay thought she would battle the excruciating pain caused by degenerative disc disease for the rest of her life. Then the 44-year-old Bell, Fla., resident met a University of Florida physician who suggested something new that possibly could end her pain.