Over the summer, UF President Kent Fuchs shared his plan to combat racism on campus in an email entitled, “Another step toward positive change against racism.” However, if this was truly ‘another’ positive change against racism, what was the positive change before this anti-racism plan?
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It is important to see how far we have come and to honor the tough choices we have made to sustain ourselves during the pandemic. We continue to have important choices to make individually and collectively moving forward which can make a big difference in survival.
The demands being made in the recent Reitz boycott may be new to many current students, but they have deep histories within two interrelated struggles on UF’s campus: one towards food justice and the other away from the prison-industrial complex at UF.
While the UF administration employs GATORSAFE as a tool of discriminatory policing, students must refuse to attend face-to-face HyFlex classes in solidarity with our instructors' right to do the same.
As the vast majority of UF students have discovered during the first week of this semester, spring classes are a ‘worst of both worlds’ amalgam of digital and classroom learning when well-planned remote learning would be safer, cheaper, and more effective.
Digital editor of The Avenue, Valentina Botero, says goodbye with a final column.
I’m sad my time with The Alligator was short, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
The reality is that our last-minute, improvised plan for undergraduate education at the University of Florida next semester will not provide the best, or even a sufficient, learning and teaching environment.
First-hand experience working as an epidemiologist and contact tracer during this pandemic has provided me with a unique perspective in that, while I fully appreciate and adhere to guidelines, I am also able to acknowledge and address the hesitancy and skepticism of others.
It has been seven months since I was first admitted to the hospital, and in those seven months I have not had the joy of being able to smell. My sense of smell is completely gone. My sense of taste is so distorted that no foods taste the same as they did before I had COVID-19.
It appears that the Senate now finds hearing students’ opinions too inconvenient and pesky, rather, they would like to exclude them from exercising their free speech altogether.