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 https://www.alligator.org/news/fuchs-sees-uf-on-top-as-students-hit-rock-bottom/article_b46ec9a4-fc44-11ea-834b-ab97b058a847.html Video by Emily Felts Photography by Samantha Harrison and Chasity Maynard
Matheson History Museum exhibit offers flashback to Gainesville music in the ‘70sMar. 2
“Return to Forever: Gainesville’s Great Southern Music Hall,” focuses on the first four years of the music hall, 1974 to 1978, when founders Meldon and Forsman were directly involved, and features photographs from the 1974-1976 house photographer, John Moran.