Senate elected its former Rules and Ethics Chair Annabelle Groux (Gator, District A) and former Judiciary Chair Noah Fineberg (Gator, District A) to serve as senate president and senate pro-tempore respectively.
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Change Party won 12 seats in the Fall election, whittling down Gator Party's supermajority.
A total of 8,299 votes were cast, an increase of 35% from last Fall’s 6,130 ballots. Results were announced in person for the first time since COVID-19 hit in Fall 2019.
UF Students have seven options of polling locations to cast their votes to decide who will fill the 50 available Student Government Senate seats. Voting will take place Sept. 28 and 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Despite several parties registering to run for the Fall Student Government elections, only a few have taken steps to campaign.
Student Government Supreme Court rules to change future ballots, clarify the consequence of a non-voteBy Elena Barrera | Sep. 10, 2021
In a case brought to the Supreme Court Sept. 9, Communist Party president Alfredo Ortiz brought his concern to the judges that the current design of the ballot is misleading and should be altered.
UF Student Government Fall election kicks off as slating and qualifying began Sep. 2
The conversation involved topics such as racism and cultural appropriation. Acho shared insight on his upbringing as a Nigerian-American, his NFL career and his popular video series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man."
Student Government Productions announces Gunna and Neon Trees performing, ACCENT announces Emmanuel Acho speaking.By Allessandra Inzinna | Aug. 25, 2021
At the end of BROCKHAMPTON’s concert, SGP, a SG-funded organization focused on bringing entertainers to UF, kicked off the first day of Fall classes with the announcement of its Homecoming and Gator Growl performers: Gunna and Neon Trees.
BROCKHAMPTON and Deb Never's Aug. 23 performance had a crowd of about 6,000 UF students who erupted in cheers as they took the stage. Upon entry, students passed through metal detectors, showed staff their mobile tickets and gave their student IDs to swipe and check their “cleared for campus” status.
After over a year of virtual programming, UF Student Government is using $1.55 million from its reserve account to enhance the student experience. The transfer allocates $750,000 to Student Government Productions, $500,000 to student organizations, $250,000 to the Accent Speakers Bureau and $50,000 to the Student Government Cabinet.
Cooper Brown, Faith Maniti and Giovanna Mompremier welcome Class of 2025 with insight on Student Government and campus life
After calling an emergency meeting to fill the excessive number of vacant Senate seats, 60 Senators met Tuesday in person in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom — completing not only Senate’s first meeting of the semester, but also its first successful in-person meeting since the COVID-19 outbreak.
This is the second meeting in two weeks that has been canceled after the first meeting last week could not begin due to an insufficient amount of senators present. This is a result of Senate codes limiting virtual meetings passed over Fall. Last week, Luis had to choose between breaking its own codes or the university’s COVID-19 policies to hold Senate online or in person.
Throughout Spring, Senate passed a total of 19 bills — 11 of which were resolutions, which by definition are an expression of the Senate’s sentiments on behalf of the Student Body. No bills enabling direct change were passed.
In 2018, Gainesville committed to have all its energy provided entirely by renewable sources by 2045. The resolution follows four other Florida universities that have passed resolutions like this, such as FSU, UCF, USF and UWF.
Portnoy, the last speaker in the UF Accent Speakers Bureau’s Spring lineup, joined moderator Ted Spiker, the journalism department chair, over Zoom to discuss his latest ventures.
Portnoy began Barstool Sports in 2003 as a free newspaper in Boston. Now, the brand produces a wide range of multimedia, including blogs, podcasts and social media posts. In 2020, it was worth $450 million.
Accent Speakers Bureau, a UF Student Government agency funded by student fees, hosted the renowned chef, restaurateur, author and TV host Guy Fieri to speak to students at a free, virtual event.