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Over the past year, UF has found itself in a period of transition, including a new president appointed in February, the search for a new provost beginning in the Spring, a new UF Honors Program director to be announced within the next month and searches for a new dean of the Levin College of Law and Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
Since UF President Ben Sasse took office in early February, he’s been selective about his public appearances. But behind the scenes in Tigert Hall, his first semester in Florida has featured a complicated state legislative session, a potential graduate campus in Jacksonville and meetings with faculty leaders.
UF first promised to become a leader in climate change mitigation among universities in 2006. Seventeen years later, it’s busy renewing its vows to meet the needs of the shifting climate.
Chris Cowen, UF senior vice president and chief financial officer, will resign from the university July 1. He will trade his current job for a similar one at Cornell University, according to a UF press release.
A white tent covered about 20 tables at the Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Student Center Wednesday night, each scattered with seder plates, bundles of matzos and copious bottles of wine — most of which were empty by the end of the night.
The newest version of House Bill 999 may elicit a sigh of relief from UF’s department of gender, sexuality and women’s studies. Under the March 15 version, UF’s women’s studies major and minor seems to no longer be at risk of elimination, Provost Joe Glover said at a Faculty Senate meeting March 23.
Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis — professor Betty, as she’s known by students — was in the middle of teaching a class when she received a call from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Tenders the cat will not be removed from her home outside the Tolbert Area — despite worry and speculation that she would, UF confirmed to The Alligator Friday.
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and HPV — or, rather, two-foot inflatable bowling pins with the names of sexually transmitted diseases taped to the front — faced students holding a three-foot-wide inflatable bowling ball, ready to strike them down.
More than 12,400 students voted in Student Government elections Feb. 28 and March 1, resulting in a Gator Party executive ticket win and Change Party Senate majority.
A proposed Florida House of Representatives bill containing a widespread conservative outlook on higher education and a reflection of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ vision for Florida universities was filed Feb. 21.
The small forest behind Riker Hall is quiet. The wind rustles fallen leaves that cover the pipes running into the brush, which form makeshift paths toward secret smoke spots.
As students trickled into the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom, a single white note card adorned each of their seats. Later, they would use the space to scribble down questions, asking anything from: “What constitutes violent hate speech?” to “Should I outwardly wear my Star of David?”
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a set of proposals on internet safety Wednesday, including that the state will ban access to TikTok and other foreign platforms on all public university networks, during a press conference in West Palm Beach.
Ben Sasse’s first day as UF president began with an email to students, faculty and staff with high expectations to see them around campus. That same afternoon, students, faculty and alumni gathered for another protest against him outside Tigert Hall.
UF President Ben Sasse and other UF officials announced a plan Tuesday morning in Jacksonville for a new graduate campus there specializing in medicine, business and engineering.
Nearing her second hour at Tigert Hall, a protester sitting on the floor in front of the President’s Office leaned her phone speaker onto the mouth of a bullhorn and began to play “The Man” by Taylor Swift. A few minutes later, another began rattling off the digits of pi from memory to a cheering crowd.
When Deah Lieurance found out her emails would be searched by the Florida House of Representatives for any communication about diversity, equity and inclusion, she felt mildly paranoid.
Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed businessperson and Republican Party donor Patrick Zalupski to the UF Board of Trustees Thursday.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he will completely defund diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Florida universities during a press conference Tuesday morning.