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Statues of the Calusa Indians sit inside a hut as part of the “South Florida Peoples and Their Environment” exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023.

Florida Museums work toward Native American repatriation

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 requires institutions receiving federal funds, like UF, to return ancestors and sacred objects to federally recognized tribes. The museum has recently reinforced its commitment to NAGPRA by resuming its initiative to return ancestral remains and planning renovations for a 20-year-old exhibit on indigenous history. 

Malachowsky Hall stands on Museum Road on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023.

UF celebrates Malachowsky Hall’s grand opening

University leaders, including UF President Ben Sasse and Board of Trustees Chair Mori Hosseini, gathered outside the $150 million building Nov. 3 under an overcast sky and drizzling rain with its namesake, UF alumnus and Software Company NVIDIA co-founder Chris Malachowsky, for a ceremonial ribbon cutting.


UF faculty express concern over state proposal limiting ‘social activism,’ banning DEI funding at public universities

A newly proposed state regulation, if approved, will dictate how public universities implement Senate Bill 266, a sweeping set of higher education reforms signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis in May. The regulation would finalize DeSantis’ nearly year-long campaign against diversity, equity and inclusion programs at Florida universities. 

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