Bill to merge Florida Poly, New College into UF advances in Florida Legislature

The fight over whether to merge several Florida universities saw another twist on Tuesday, as the bill was amended to require that New College and Florida Polytechnic University be absorbed into the University of Florida.

In the previous version of the bill, Florida State University would have been mandated to merge with New College. Also gone from this version were major changes to the state’s grant to students attending private universities.

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