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UF’s first resident wasn’t a person, but a tree. Sprouting before the university was founded, a longleaf pine near Keene-Flint Hall has watched UF grow into what it is today. In April, the tree was declared dead.
Faculty senators gathered Thursday in the Reitz Senate Chambers to hear UF President Ben Sasse, Senate Chair Amanda Phalin and UF Provost Joe Glover deliver reports on rebuilding UF’s foundation, senior position searches and multi-year contracts for non-tenured professors.
When Elise Turesson dives into the murky, duck-weed-covered water of Manatee Springs, she marvels at sunlight breaking through the surface. She’s found a love in diving, but not every experience is as rewarding.
It’s rare to have descendants from both sides of a historically racially-charged attack sit down and talk to historians. But the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program accomplished this at a documentary showing Wednesday night.
Around 8 p.m. April 6, a call was made to the UF University Police Department, claiming a potential shooter was on their way to campus. Police increased patrol presence, including around Marston Science Library and Library West. But by 9:15 p.m., there were no officers in sight.
But where will they park? UF moped drivers are fed up as UF once again closes a main road and popular parking lot for construction and maintenance.
Raised driving tractors and dump trucks on a dairy farm in Michigan, UF Honors Program director candidate Kathy Cooke is a first-generation college student. Cooke shared her plan for making UF Honors a top-five program in itself Monday afternoon.
UF Honors Program director candidate Michael Blandino emphasized the need for UF to have a program worthy of its top five status in his presentation and Q&A session to the Honors community in person and on zoom Monday afternoon.
Pink, blue and white signs lined the city corner outside Gainesville’s Hippodrome State Theatre March 31 for a Transgender Day of Visibility demonstration. Decked out in rainbow colors, a crowd of approximately 40 ranging from young college students to senior citizens gathered for the occasion.
Friday nights at Grog are a staple for UF freshmen. It has been a place for endless Jolly Ranchers, incoherent texts to situationships and the drunken tumble down the stairs at the end of the night while “Mo Bamba” blares.
The UF Honors Program search committee will interview three finalists between March 20 and April 15, including current Interim Director Melissa Johnson.
The Thursday UF Faculty Senate meeting saw some tensions in the discussion of Florida higher education legislation making its way through Tallahassee.
Deborah Hendrix was elbow-deep in work for her new film as she reflected on her 23 years with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. Through SPOHP, Hendrix has ensured accessibility to over 8,000 interviews on topics such as civil rights and Native American history.
A freshly rolled joint and a Cane’s box combo with extra toast. A magical bong rip and three Taco Bell chicken quesadillas with a large Baja Blast freeze. A 50-milligram edible and a warm brownie with ice cream. A homemade gravity bong and Airheads Xtremes Bites.
As a set rolled in, Cory Gann, a 22-year-old UF architecture senior, paddled for the shoreline of New Smyrna Beach. Gann gracefully dropped into a small wave as he picked up momentum on his 9-foot-6-inch longboard.
On a quiet night at the Plaza of the Americas, about 30 UF students stood together around a Turkish flag made from candles and white roses in a moment of silence. Century Tower was lit up blue in the distance.
In a moment of solidarity, UF students, many clad in black and holding signs, gathered outside Marston Science Library at noon Thursday in support of gender-affirming health care and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives as they come under fire from the state government.
Joe Glover has been described as many things by his colleagues — a good friend, a strong academic and a graceful dancer. Since taking over as UF’s provost in 2008, the university has seen a transformation in both academic priorities and national prestige.
Suspended Phi Delta Theta brother and 19-year-old UF sophomore Akhil Kancherla pleaded not guilty Jan. 20 to sexual battery charges after his Jan. 11 arrest.
If not for UF Online, education wouldn’t be possible for students like Aubrey Mys.