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In a moment of solidarity, UF students, many clad in black and holding signs, gathered outside Marston Science Library at noon Thursday in support of gender-affirming health care and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives as they come under fire from the state government.
With less than a week until the Spring elections, Gator and Change party’s executive tickets sparred over student organization funding, graduate student resources and 24/7 library services in the Student Government debate Tuesday.
Despite UF's growing presence on TikTok, the use of it could be prohibited at UF starting in March after a proposal from Gov. Ron DeSantis. The bill will be heard in the March 2023 Legislative session.
Feb. 14 marked the fifth anniversary of the MSD High School shooting in Parkland in 2018, which left 17 people dead, including 14 students and three school faculty members. Since that day, there have been over 900 mass shootings at K-12 schools in the U.S.
The committee responsible for finding a new UF Honors Program director met Feb. 17 to discuss plans for the final stages of their search process. A group of 10 applicants was selected from the committee’s initial talent pool to become semifinalists.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis eased coaching involvement restrictions on name, image and likeness legislation Feb. 16 with a bill that passed through the state legislature unanimously.
Bill Nelson, who has served in the Florida House of Representatives and in both chambers of U.S. Congress, gave his sixth presentation of the Nelson Initiative on Ethics and Leadership series, which aims to educate the public about how to build strong leadership skills.
The UF Faculty Senate voted Thursday to approve the creation of a new master’s degree under the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the university’s 2027-2028 academic calendar — both now subject to approval by the Florida Board of Trustees.
A four-person panel, organized by the office of the Chief Diversity Officer in partnership with UF Hillel and UF Chabad-Lubavitch, met to discuss and answer questions about the rise in antisemitism on campus Wednesday night.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a set of proposals on internet safety Wednesday, including that the state will ban access to TikTok and other foreign platforms on all public university networks, during a press conference in West Palm Beach.
About 100 people gathered at Plaza of the Americas for a candlelit vigil Tuesday to commemorate the tragedy's 19 victims — 17 who died in the shooting and two who died by suicide after — on its fifth anniversary.
The 64-year-old actor, director and producer spoke with Ted Spiker, UF College of Journalism chair, and implored students to stick with what inspires them. During the event, hosted by UF Accent Speakers Bureau, he asked that students not only make their dreams happen, but invite them to happen.
Joe Glover announced Jan. 27 he will step down as provost and top academic officer but will remain at the university as a senior advisor to President Ben Sasse, who took office Feb. 6.
Kancherla is still enrolled at UF, according to UF spokesperson Cynthia Roldan. On Jan. 13, he was issued a no trespass warning — meaning he is unable to enter all UF and Shands properties without permission — that expires in 2026.
M.J. Hardman died Feb. 6 at age 87. The UF professor spent her life bringing cultures together through linguistics research.
UF Online and the Major League Soccer Players Association announced a new partnership Tuesday to allow current and former MLS players to pursue online degree programs. Beginning in the Fall 2023 semester, players will be able to choose from 25 UF Online programs and will be connected with an academic adviser when they start their program.
Ben Sasse’s first day as UF president began with an email to students, faculty and staff with high expectations to see them around campus. That same afternoon, students, faculty and alumni gathered for another protest against him outside Tigert Hall. Despite the commotion of the first-day protest, a majority of students didn’t attend, and some were unaware that Sasse began his tenure at all.
The Harn Museum of Art hosted “Africa Everywhere,” an Africa-themed exhibition event Thursday. Celebrating the “beauty of the arts of Africa and the African diaspora,” the program was one of Harn’s many Museum Nights: monthly showcases that allow visitors to interact with unique art, speakers and attractions. The featured artwork will still be available for viewing following the event.
Student Government senators approved two resolutions condemning antisemitism and political encroachment and a new Change Caucus minority party leader was appointed during the Feb. 7 meeting’s 29 minutes.