As shoots of blue bamboo wave outside his office window, Don Goodman sits at his desk and pets his daughter's pug puppy with his left arm.
Football is a main distraction for many UF students during the fall semester, but last week, another traditional fall diversion arrived to tempt students from their books.
UF's newest research institute is located about 80 miles away from campus on the southern outskirts of St. Augustine in Marineland, an incorporated town.
Editor's Note: This is the second story in a three-part series on students who completed military service in the Middle East. Part Three will run Thursday.
Editor's Note: This is the first story in a three-part series on students who completed military service in the Middle East. Part Two will run Wednesday.
(Scott Robertson / Alligator Staff) An excavator machine that fell into a large pit behind the Mechanical and Aerospace Building B this weekend is retrieved by two winch-wielding tow trucks. Recent rainfall caused the earth beneath the excavator to give way, allowing the machine to slip into the pit and sink into the mud. The tow trucks, along with several workers, were successfully able to retrieve the machine.
Fall semester marks the final stretch of a four-and-a-half-year journey for Adrianna Rodriguez, a UF senior who will graduate in December. On graduation day, she will walk across the stage, shake the hands of beaming administrators and collect diplomas in history and journalism.
UF law professor Christopher Slobogin painted a dark, Big Brother-esque picture Wednesday of the post-Sept. 11 regulation of government surveillance. His speech focused on how recent surveillance acts are in direct conflict with the Fourth Amendment.
Whether you like your grouper blackened or baked, a UF associate professor has been working on saving the fish favorite for the past 17 years, according to a UF press release.
(Charles Roop / Alligator Staff) Pastor Marty Hogan, dressed as the Apostle John, preaches to people at Turlington Plaza on Friday morning. Hogan, who was scheduled to appear at Calvary Chapel Gainesville on Sunday morning and evening, uses musical and dramatic presentations to spread his message, according to the chapel's Web site.
(Scott Robertson / Alligator Staff) Fred Thompson (third from left), who is running on the Republican ticket for the 2008 presidential election, talks to a fan before the University of Tennessee game outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday. Fred Thompson, who formally announced his bid for the Republican ticket on Sept. 5, stopped in Gainesville during his campaign to accept an invitation to sit with UF President Bernie Machen in the president's box during the game.