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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: UF President Kent Fuchs sees university on top as students hit rock bottom

Faced with a pandemic that has killed about 200,000 in the U.S., plus nationwide protests against racial injustice, 2020 has forced UF President Kent Fuchs to figure out a way to move the university forward in a time where restrictions — and tensions — are high. “I felt sorry for myself,” Fuchs said. “Why didn’t this happen to some previous president or some future president? Why’d it have to happen now because things were going so well?” Regardless of the answer, it’s a problem UF will have to solve as it fights COVID-19 on campus and in the community throughout the Fall semester — and maybe longer. Read more at Video by Emily Felts Photography by Samantha Harrison and Chasity Maynard


Gainesville hosts 37th Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

Flocks of families, friends and fabled characters gathered at Depot Park Jan. 27-28 to revel in warm weather and high spirits at the 37th annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. This year’s event offered a different spin on the typical three-weekend affair, with free admission, a one-weekend schedule and a smaller event space.

Alachua County gathers for celebratory parades of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hundreds of Alachua County residents took to the streets Monday, commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through a series of county-wide celebrations. Jan. 15 marked the 40th anniversary of Gainesville's celebration honoring King, and Micanopy’s first annual march. The events were filled with signs, speeches, awards and hotdogs.

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