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Two attendees stand in front of Tigert Hall at UF during a vigil on Thursday, April 1 honoring the life of international graduate student Huixiang Chen, who died by suicide in 2019. UF's Graduate Assistants United organized the event to express frustrations over abusive graduate student-mentor relationships.

UF community honors Huixiang Chen at a vigil

Nearly a year and a half after international UF doctoral candidate Huixiang Chen died by suicide in his on-campus lab, UF’s Graduate Assistants United held a vigil in front of Tigert Hall to honor his life. Chen’s body was discovered in Benton Hall June 14, 2019. 


Solving a UF mystery

Since March is Women’s History Month, we checked with Carl Van Ness, university historian, for help unraveling a longstanding UF mystery. What he said renewed my appreciation for the early history of women at UF – their accomplishments and struggles.



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