Frances Rivera was afraid to be her true self. Neither her friends nor her sorority sisters knew who she really was, she told a crowd gathered in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Friday night.
Gators are getting out of Gainesville and going places.
Among hurried Friday afternoon foot traffic on the Reitz Union Colonnade, a buzz of culture, community and celebration filled the air.
Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson is scheduled to stop in Gainesville on Saturday.
Students of many faiths ended a day of fasting with prayer and food Thursday night at the O'Connell Center.They gathered to celebrate the first day of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim religion, with a feast. Participants in the Fast-a-Thon abstained from eating between sunrise and sunset. Some also pledged donations to St. Francis House, a local homeless shelter.The fundraiser was organized by UF's Islam on Campus.The event began with a prayer in the front entrance. About 10 minutes were devoted to a prayer of standing, sitting and kneeling positions. Those who were not Muslims were invited to observe those in prayer before the meal.Rami Nashashibi, a Muslim activist from Chicago, spoke at the event.The sociologist and founder of the Inner City Muslim Action Network stressed the importance of fasting for all religions.
(Jeremiah Stanley / Alligator) Freshman Jamie Whalen uses a telescope fitted with a protective filter that allows her to look at the sun Wednesday afternoon. The telescope was placed on the Reitz Union North Lawn by the Undergraduate Astrophysics Society as part of the Student Organization Fair.
Tracey Chace witnessed what she said was a horrific sight: A maintenance man driving a gas-powered John Deere Gator to pick up trash.
UF has become the first American university to receive a grant from the European Union to house a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.
As Gators fans anticipate kickoffs, distract their opponents and celebrate touchdowns, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium becomes a loud place.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, started Wednesday night and lasts through Friday, but classes still go on as scheduled.
UF students will have a chance to voice their opinions on coffee and the homeless in addition to voting for 47 student senators during the fall election.
In observance of the sixth anniversary of Sept. 11, more than 900 people pledged good deeds at the Good Deed Mitzvah Marathon.