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Santa Fe College President Paul Broadie II stands next to Sen. Keith Perry at the groundbreaking ceremony Monday, Sept. 11, 2023.

Santa Fe College hosts ‘groundbreaking’ event honoring longtime supporter

A parking lot across from the Santa Fe College Gymnasium will soon be home to a new institute for skilled trades commemorating Ralph Wilson Cellon Jr., who has dedicated both time and money to the college. Administrators, elected officials and students gathered at the designated plot Monday to honor the upcoming building’s namesake in a ceremonial groundbreaking.


UF will accept 'classical' entrance exam in admissions

UF joined 11 Florida schools in becoming the first state university system in the country to accept the Classic Learning Test as an alternative to the SAT and ACT in its admissions following a Board of Governors vote Sept. 8. The vote comes nearly seven months after Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposed reevaluation of the state’s relationship with College Board, the non-profit that administers the SAT.

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The aftermath of the Senate's special meeting, election map to be debated

 A recent Senate meeting continued Senators' battle over voting  districts, which could impact who represents students in the upcoming  Fall election. Over the Summer, both Gator and Change affiliated  Senators formed an Ad Hoc Committee on Fall 2023 Apportionment  Realignment to refine the way off-campus students will elect their Fall  senators.              

Storm surge from Hurricane Idalia floods Athens Street in Tarpon Springs, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023. (Ivy Ceballo/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Hurricane Idalia steers clear of UF’s main campus

Idalia made landfall as a Category 3 storm roughly 90 miles west of Gainesville at Keaton Beach 8 a.m. Aug. 29. While initially predicted to bring large wind and rain to Alachua County, the area was mostly spared. The UF campus in Gainesville experienced only downed tree limbs and minor building leaks, UF Spokesperson Florida Bridgewater-Alford said. 

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