Sheriff Debate Analysis: Who did the best job getting their message out?
After the five candidates who want to tackle Jacksonville's biggest law enforcement issues squared off Wednesday night on Channel 4, an analyst with the Jacksonville Public Policy Institute shared what he considered the biggest takeaways from the debate.
Shark Week is every week at Jacksonville University
Jacksonville University Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Bryan Franks stopped by the show to talk about the University’s Marine Science Research Institute and its partnership with OCEARCH, a non-profit dedicated to researching ocean life – specifically sharks. Dr. Franks has been studying sharks for over 2 decades, and in honor of Shark Week this month, he talked about their importance in our oceans and the work JU and OCEARCH are doing to learn more about them.
Runaway Rumble: JU dominates UNF for season sweep, 71-39
For the first time since 1971, Jacksonville University completed an undefeated home season, and they did it with an impressive 71-39 win over cross-town rivals UNF to complete a sweep in the River City Rumble Wednesday night at a packed Swisher Gymnasium.
Cinderella Dolphins await assignment in NCAA baseball regionals
In the history of Jacksonville sports, there are a few teams who wore the title of Cinderella particularly well. The 1970 Jacksonville University basketball team. The 1996 Jaguars. And now, you can add the 2021 JU baseball team to the list.
Jordan Mincy the ‘right person’ to help rebuild JU basketball brand
Jordan Mincy was introduced as the new men's basketball coach at JU on Friday. Mincy vowed to JU players on Friday that they would win and be a part of a program that they’re proud to call their own. And he wants former JU players to be a part of the new era coming in. Gilmore led JU to the 1970 national championship game and later became an NBA hall of famer. And there’s a lot of good coaches, but it’s about finding the right person for your place, and Jordan’s that.”
JU fills basketball vacancy with Gators assistant Jordan Mincy
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University is filling its basketball vacancy with a coach from just down the road in Gainesville. Jordan Mincy, an assistant at the University of Florida, is the Dolphins new head basketball coach, the school announced on Thursday. Mincy, 34, spent the past six seasons as an assistant on Mike White’s coaching staff at Florida. “I can’t wait to get to work as we start writing the next chapter in Jacksonville basketball history,” Mincy said in a release. Jasick was hired in 2014 to replace Cliff Warren, the most successful coach in JU history.
JU fires men’s basketball coach Tony Jasick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University shook things up in its men’s basketball program Monday, firing coach Tony Jasick. Jasick just completed his seventh season with the Dolphins. JU went 11-13 this season and didn’t compete in the conference tournament due to COVID-19 precautionary procedures. “First I want to thank Tony for his many years of service to this program, these young men and to this University,” said athletic director Alex Ricker-Gilbert. What we have in front of us is an opportunity to embrace our role as Jacksonville’s University, to build upon the strong foundation of our rich basketball history.”Jasick was hired in 2014 to replace Cliff Warren, the most successful coach in JU history.
Student sues Jacksonville University for fees paid during coronavirus shut down
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville University student has filed a federal lawsuit against Jacksonville University. Ashley Allen of California is suing because the school hasn’t refunded tuition, fees, or room and board following the shutdown due to the coronavirus last spring. Even though students continued to receive instruction online, Allen said when the school shut down she and other students were deprived of what they paid for. The lawsuit points out that the university touts the benefits of the campus, the location and the on-campus experience. A university spokesperson said it was still looking into the lawsuit but added the school typically doesn’t comment on matters that are under litigation.
JU and Baptist Health launch 12 month nursing program
Jacksonville University and Baptist Health teamed up to launch an accelerated nursing second-degree program that only takes 12 months to complete and earn a work-promise agreement from Baptist Health upon graduation and licensure. JU said this 12-month program is a way that rapidly addresses the “ever-increasing need” for qualified nurses in Northeast Florida. JU baptist health nursing program (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.) It looks and feels like a hospital and it’s where 35 students part of JU’s accelerated 12-month nursing program will learn. Wolf said while it may be a rigorous curriculum, the unique partnership with Baptist Health is like no other.
Unmarked cemetery on Jacksonville University campus highlights lost Black history
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – If you’ve ever been on the Jacksonville University’s campus, there’s one piece of history you’re almost guaranteed to overlook, an African-American cemetery from a time period shortly after the Civil War. The old cemetery no longer has any headstones. “This is an African-American cemetery that dates back to around 1873. Jacksonville University published a story on the cemetery in 2019 in its University Magazine. Memorial Cemetery Assessment/Restoration - $3,005,900Sunset Cemetery Assessment/Restoration - $1,550,000Old City Cemetery Assessment/Restoration - $1,150,000Hillside Cemetery Assessment/Restoration - $230,000Mt.