Along with more than a dozen other universities, UF received an anonymous email Tuesday that threatened violence on campus unless the writer received a payment of 1.2 bitcoin, or about $19,735, police said.
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UF officials approved a plan to construct a 1,950-space parking garage, and construction could start as early as next December.
Maybe Jim McElwain would still be at Florida if all he did was steal credit cards.
There appears to be a collective angst looming over campus as preparation continues for Richard Spencer’s arrival on campus Thursday. I’ve already witnessed students discussing the notion of skipping class, fearing some faceless, nameless harm will do them injury. I empathize with this concern, especially for first-year students new to campus life.
UF’s decision to ban Richard Spencer and his National Policy Institute from speaking on campus is a grave mistake, and one the university will come to regret. In a statement released last week, UF President Kent Fuchs defended his decision because of safety concerns. While the safety of those on campus is obviously a legitimate concern, so is the concern of free speech, which has now been shunned as a result of this decision.
It was a rougher time at UF.
UF President Kent Fuchs’s Aug. 16 statement cancelling the visit by white supremacist Richard Spencer was on the mark. Events in Charlottesville, Virginia, together with warnings of a “battlefield” in Gainesville provide ample reason to halt the event. Fuchs was also right to emphasize that personally, he finds Spencer’s rhetoric “repugnant and counter to everything this nation stands for.” But though safety issues and not Spencer’s ideas comprised the reason for the cancellation, Spencer is considering a lawsuit, arguing that UF is using safety as a pretext to limit free speech. In a similar case this year, Auburn University allowed Spencer to speak rather than face a court battle.
Welcome to UF! Whether you just graduated from high school and have moved to Gainesville to start your bachelor's degree or you attended college in another country and have come to Florida to pursue a graduate or professional degree, I am so pleased you chose UF as your university. I have three goals for you this academic year.
Tiki torches? On my campus?
A leader of a white nationalist organization, who participated in the violent Charlottesville, Virginia rallies Saturday, is arranging to speak at UF next month.
UF students can find themselves falling into several different niches once they arrive in Gainesville. Intramural sports teams, Greek life and different clubs on campus can divert students’ attention from school or other social and professional obligations.
Trung Tran remembers June 12, 2016, clearly.
Every Monday morning, Ibram Kendi parks his car in the orange decal parking lot for UF faculty, just north of the O’Connell Center.
After about three years of construction and planning, university administrators, alumni and donors gathered to celebrate the official unveiling of UF’s new multimillion-dollar chemistry building.
President of UF Kent Fuchs made an unbelievable announcement over the weekend.