UF students will elect a new student body president, vice president and treasurer, and 50 new senators representing various academic colleges during the Student Government Spring elections between Feb. 28 and March 1.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed businessperson and Republican Party donor Patrick Zalupski to the UF Board of Trustees Thursday, whose company donated $150,000 to the Friends of Ron DeSantis political committee since Nov. 2021, according to the Florida Department of State Division of Elections.
UF Online was named the No. 1 online bachelor’s program in the country for the second year in a row by U.S. News and World Report. It was created in 2014 and is known for its high-caliber classes and flexibility, according to students.
Graduate assistants are continuing to struggle with a stipend minimum of $17,000. Students speak up about their individuals experiences and how GAU might make a future impact.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a proposal to defund what he called “DEI bureaucracies” at Florida universities during a press conference on higher education Jan. 31.
Pamela Bingham visited her alma mater Thursday as part of the Black Student Union’s 2023 Black History Month program, speaking to a group of BSU students in the Reitz Auditorium.
Self-identified Christian Nationalist streamers Tyler Russell and Dalton Clodfelter began tabling at the Plaza of the Americans at about 1:30 p.m., donned in Yeezy merchandise, with a few supporters. A few feet across from them, the UF Jewish community showed up en masse.
It was “research material” on the first floor of Turlington Hall that caused hundreds of students to flood out of the building when law enforcement ordered an evacuation of the building around 12:30 p.m, UF spokesperson Cynthia Roldan said.
With no legislation on the docket, public comments concerning student organization funding and executive branch efforts consumed the Jan. 31 Student Government Senate meeting.
Oppenheimer — a writer and self-described challah baker whose portfolio includes projects such as “The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia” and the “Unorthodox” podcast – visited UF Tuesday to speak to over 50 students and other members of the Gainesville community in an open conversation about antisemitism.
UF campus will have increased police presence this week after members of the UF community discovered multiple antisemitic messages written in chalk on campus in support of Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West.
GAU reopened stipend negotiations Monday with UF.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he will completely defund diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Florida universities during a press conference Tuesday morning.
The search committee to find a permanent director to the Honors Program met Jan. 27 at Tigert Hall to discuss narrowing down applicants and finalizing a selection by summer at the latest. The committee will review initial candidate résumés before Jan. 30.
UF’s student government announced on Instagram Jan. 13 that Marston Library would reinstate 24-hour services after spring break with funding secured through Provost Joe Glover. However, details of the deal reveal the provost agreed to fund the initiative only for the remainder of the Spring and Fall 2023 semesters for a pilot study that’ll collect data on overnight hour usage to inform future funding decisions.
In compliance with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ aspirations for state education, the Florida College System is evaluating curricula from all 28 state colleges for traces of “woke” ideology.
UF announced Friday morning that Joe Glover, the university provost since 2008, will step down from his position at the end of July. Ben Sasse, UF president-elect, will begin a national search for the next provost as he transitions into office in the coming weeks, according to a Friday press release.
ChatGPT was launched in November by OpenAI, an American software company that specializes in artificial intelligence research. ChatGPT incorporates user feedback, improvisational and conversational skills and the internet’s endless supply of information to craft any desired text with any given prompt. In an interview with the New York Times in mid-January, Provost Joe Glover emphasized ChatGPT isn’t yet explicitly worked into UF policy.