UF Business Services announced recently it will break off its 13-year contract with Aramark to hire Chartwells Higher Education to handle all on-campus food services, including catering, residential, retail and athletic dining. The new provider is set to take over July 1.
A UF study, published Sep. 15, could establish that there is a neurological reason the two are connected.
The Alachua County Heart Walk made its return to Santa Fe College for the first time since 2019 after three years held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The forum highlighted future plans of the community college to make a more equitable campus through new administration positions and programs dedicated to providing opportunities to Black students. Speakers also reflected on SFC programs meant to prepare East Gainesville residents for career and higher education options.
A handful of Gainesville students came together at the UF Iranian Student Association memorial service outside the Reitz Union in honor of Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who died after being arrested Sept. 16 in Tehran for allegedly breaking hijab rules.
Cabrera Benavides always had a sense he would go international for school, he said. At 17, he joined United World College in Norway, an organization dedicated to uniting students worldwide through education. The UWC program selects students from all over the world to attend one of 18 international boarding schools for two years, then enroll in a university.
Three parties have slated candidates for Fall UF Student Government elections Sept. 27 and 28, which will decide the next 50 students to hold seats in the Student Senate.
In a statement on Instagram, UF’s Gator Party, the majority party in Student Senate, condemned the alleged actions of Jonathan C. Stephens. They include screaming at another senator, making sexist remarks to Senate President Elizabeth Hartzog and disrupting Senate procedures.
Fall elections will take place Sept. 27 and 28. Students vote for their senators based on living areas.
Attendees gathered at Jackson N. Sasser Fine Arts Hall to hear Padilla and five SFC Master Artist Series students perform. The event raised money for the Climb for Cancer Foundation.
Eight tropical avian specialists and several birders at UF had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when a rare blue-and-gold macaw perched itself on a tree outside of the Tropical Ecology and Conservation Lab on Newell Drive Tuesday morning.
As of Sept. 10, there are nine monkeypox cases reported in Alachua County, with one of the cases belonging to the 15 to 19 years age range, and another in the 20 to 24 years age range. The number of reported cases increased by five since Aug. 29. Now, as monkeypox casts a familiar air of uncertainty, UF students worry they could face another viral outbreak.
SFC’s food pantry, Saints Food Share, encountered an increased demand for food from students since school started, Sarah Blanc, a SFC civic engagement and service specialist, said: The pantry is getting three times the number of normal requests for food ahead of its Hunger Action Month Food Drive.
During their sophomore year, the Super Gators invited friends from their hometown of Pensacola to live together in apartments situated behind what used to be a Kash N’ Karry store in Gainesville. When the group threw parties in their apartments, more people kept joining.
Without a working app from Sept. 2 to Thursday, UF students struggled to find transportation to accommodate their daily schedules. City staff heard about connection issues with the RTS app Sept. 2 and immediately began working with the provider to restore function, city spokesperson Rossana Passaniti said.
He will take the Stephen C. O’Connell Center stage alongside headliner Flo Rida and opener Olivia O’Brien.
A study from UF researchers, published Aug. 22 in Scientific Reports, found the saliva of some college students with suicidal thoughts lacked bacteria that promote brain health. If the research is further tested and proven true, the medical treatments for those with depression could drastically expand.
Senate passes Senate reapportionment bill, recognizes 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at first Fall meetingBy Alissa Gary | Aug. 31
The most contested bill of the night was the Senate Reapportionment Act of 2023, which defines the number of seats each sector of campus will be allotted within the Senate.
Mark Law and UF administration are publicly at odds about the nature of his termination. Honors students say they were confused about the nature of Law’s firing, and some faculty who already distrusted the administration rallied to Law’s cause.