On June 12, Toledo died in a car accident heading from Gainesville to Panama City to celebrate his best friend’s bachelor party. He was 21 years old.
A look inside UF’s largest gym
The oldest student fitness center on campus can be found in the shadow of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
UF provides free counseling, coaching, testing and crisis support among many services on campus. Students may reach out to the CWC for licensed counseling support focused on helping individuals work through mental health concerns and GatorWell for wellness and health coaching with an expertise in behavior change.
UF students show off their skills during Innovation Academy’s Summer A showcase by presenting their innovative solutions to support health and wellness for Florida community members.
This year, the union bargaining team won paid parental and medical leave, new promotion guidelines for non-tenure track faculty and a clearly defined way to report conflicts of interest and outside activities, among other updates.
Seeking to counter the spread of misinformation on social media, a group of nine UF students developed an app called String News. The founding team envisioned the app as a platform for users to view free, reliable news stories without distractions, such as misleading infographics and memes easily found on social media.
Over the past three years, numerous critical moments for both pro-Palestine and pro-Israel supporters at UF have set the stage for the current climate between the groups.
Ralph D. Turlington Sr. died May 12 at 100 years old. He served as the speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and as the state's commissioner of education.
The Food Justice Coalition, a group of 36 UF and Gainesville organizations, formed in January to address food injustice at UF. With less than two weeks for the coalition to incorporate its demands into UF’s next food service contract, UF denied the coalitions’ request for a seat on the committee shaping the new contract.
The UF/IFAS Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Lab is responsible for breeding and cultivating many varieties of the beloved blueberry. Patricio Muñoz, an assistant professor at UF’s Horticultural Science Department, is the principal investigator at the lab.
Kelly, who was a former UF public relations professor and advisor for mass communication Ph.D. students, died April 28 in her St. Augustine condo at 77.
While the number of UF admits keeps growing, Black, Hispanic and Native American admits saw subtle decreases this year.
With campus tours at reduced capacity and new student Preview, which helps students transition to UF with tours and advising, held online, UF class of 2025 students are worried about how well they can get to know their new college.
The Gator Residential Complex, an undergraduate dormitory for honors students, will replace the Broward Outdoor Recreational Complex in 2022. UF officials don’t know when demolition will start. The complex behind Broward Hall contains tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, a skate park, a roller hockey rink and a pool.
UF is among seven universities — and the only one east of the Mississippi — that will receive a total of $1.36 million from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to launch a Native American oral history revitalization project to make indigenous oral histories more accessible.
The 26-hour-and-12-minute event — meant to simulate the 26.2 miles of a marathon — was the culmination of a yearlong effort to collect funds for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
On Monday, about 5,000 vaccines will be distributed at the Champions Club section in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. UF does not plan to mandate the vaccine for future semesters.
Nearly a year and a half after international UF doctoral candidate Huixiang Chen died by suicide in his on-campus lab, UF’s Graduate Assistants United held a vigil in front of Tigert Hall to honor his life. Chen’s body was discovered in Benton Hall June 14, 2019.
The PreventCOVIDU study is a Moderna-funded project by the COVID-19 Prevention Network to evaluate the vaccine’s effectiveness at 22 U.S. universities, including UF.