Feb. 9, 2022 will be UF’s Day of Gratitude, with an overarching theme of reflecting on UF’s core values. Our core values include excellence, discovery and innovation, inclusion, freedom and civility, community and stewardship.
Opinion | Columns
Seeing the video of Gabby Petito in the backseat of a police car absolutely broke my heart, and it should break yours, too. Not just for Gabby’s family, but for all the women in America who have sat in that exact same seat.
Dr. Ron Berry is the director of the University of Florida Student Health Care Center.
UF President Kent Fuchs and the Board of Trustees have turned their backs on the UF campus community. Their decision to ban even temporary measures puts all of us at risk and it represents a fundamental failure to rise to the needs of the day.
If I could, I would guarantee a fabulous semester by forcing every student, faculty member and staff to wear a mask and get vaccinated, but I can’t. Thus, I ask everyone to make the right choice — get the shot, and wear the mask.
Joining this paper was the best decision I’ve made, because through it, I found my passion. I also found the smartest, kindest, funniest and most caring group of friends and coworkers ever, and I’m even more grateful for that.
I don’t like sitting through lectures, I think textbooks are a scam and homework that doesn’t clearly relate to turning me into a reporter frustrates me. But I loved working at The Alligator, and if it took earning a degree in the background to be here, that’s what I was gonna do.
The indicators of trafficking and exploitation often go unseen, so when we as a community acknowledge the prevalence of sex trafficking locally, we create a safe place for survivors to be heard, believed, supported and, ultimately, for lives to be restored.
Q&A with a Gainesville City Commissioner about the city’s potential lawsuit against Florida’s anti-protest billAug. 2, 2021
In an interview with commissioner Gail Johnson, who approved the motion to draft a complaint against HB — an anti-protest bill signed into law in Florida last month that sparked backlash from local governments and community leaders — I learned more about what this lawsuit could mean for Gainesville.
UF plans to demolish 36% of on-campus Graduate Family Housing, as reported in the Gainesville Sun and The Alligator. This is one instance in a series of recent decisions that shows UF does not value graduate students as much as it values our labor.
“Kill their moms, rape their daughters,” is what people heard from their windows in London on May 16.
On May 18, Palestine observed quiet streets. As business owners shuttered their shops and deserted their markets, citizens across Palestinian cities and villages mobilized in central squares and demonstrated their opposition to the brutal Israeli military occupation.
Discussions of sexual assault too often turn to victim-blaming (e.g., were they at a party? Were they drinking? What were they wearing?) This must be reframed so the actions and choices of sexual assault perpetrators are under the spotlight.
The Sunshine State: home to the Everglades, Kissimmee Prairie State Park, Lake Okeechobee, Florida Reef and now an environmental crisis. On April 4, Florida declared a state of emergency due to a toxic wastewater reservoir on the brink of collapse in Manatee County.
One of the most startling—yet frequently ignored—dilemmas throughout the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the US has been the dramatic disparities in vaccination allocation that disproportionately affected minority and low-income groups.