When UF announced classes were canceled Wednesday through Friday, many students decided to go home or evacuate elsewhere after their classes Tuesday. Some students traveled to Gainesville from other Florida universities for safety.
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In chronological order, other public universities like USF, UCF and FSU, released directives for Hurricane Ian before UF. Some students have criticized UF’s response for a variety of reasons: not giving enough time to evacuate, disrupting exam schedules and having a slower response than other universities.
The last updated results of the Voter Challenge came in at 2,028 enrollments for UF and 900 for UT Saturday night, Bob Graham Center student assistant Francesca Tomasino said.
It’s been more than a month since Mark Law’s termination as UF Honors director, and UF administration still hasn’t begun a formal search for a new one.
Last Friday, Sunrise Movement Gainesville, UF College Democrats, Youth Democratic Socialists of America, Climate Action Gator and Take Action Florida participated in a climate strike alongside other international organizations. Organizers urged protestors to wear black to show solidarity in mourning the Earth.
On Thursday, Fuller, deputy general counsel for UF, said it's willing to support the proposal, but as a pilot program, meaning it will be flexible to changes if any problems arise.
After more than two months of construction, Marston’s third floor opened Sept. 12, said Patrick Reakes, a senior associate dean of UF Libraries. The fourth and fifth floors of the library remain closed due to continued renovation, Reakes said. They could reopen in almost two months.
‘Technology of truth’: Ethereum’s ‘The Merge’ makes big changes for UF students, professors invested in cryptocurrencyBy Malori Malone | Sep. 14
Ethereum hosted a two-part cyber event Saturday expected to dramatically change the ways that the cryptocurrency market works through “The Merge.”
Road closures are still a major concern for the UF community, as construction is still underway under UF’s Campus Landscape Master Plan and other projects slated to continue for at least another year. Reasons for road closures range from underground piping replacement to new campus structures, which have resulted in altered routes and ways of transportation for many.
UF Graduate Assistants United expands recruiting efforts through first ‘payday party’ after stipend raiseBy Siena Duncan | Sep. 12
UF Graduate Assistant Union hosted its first payday party to foster community among its members and recruit more of them, but opinions were divided over whether union membership was worth it.
UF Health has pre-ordered, redesigned boosters and is expecting the shipment early next week, according to a UF Health Shands Hospital email Friday. The health system also temporarily paused booster administration of the current Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines to those 12 and older until it receives the new boosters.
The Two-Headed Tailgaters are just some of the hordes of people, including alumni, grad students and football fans who arrive early to the Swamp to tailgate.
Bat house three is occupied as of Thursday morning, meaning that a summer of work enticing them inside for a UF team made up of conservationists, biologists and construction workers has finally paid off.
Accent Speakers Bureau rescheduled TikTok star Josh Richards to do the first Fall show September 8 at 7 p.m. at the University Auditorium, according to an announcement Thursday.
Several student groups have geared up to throw their support behind candidates who come out of the primaries victorious. Due to internal policies, most groups don’t endorse partisan state-level candidates early in an election cycle to avoid putting stock behind a candidate that might not make it through to the next stage.
UF Graduate Assistants United announced its agreement with the university Thursday regarding a final minimum stipend offer, which is the equivalent of a yearly salary that some graduate assistants depend on for their main source of income.
UF’s police department will not change its campus safety protocols after recent school shootings invoked fear nationwide, but it will implement a first-of-its-kind program in Fall: mental health counselors will partner with its officers.