Opinion | Columns
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.
While navigating this uncharted territory can be daunting, public health officials are working around the clock to slow the spread of the virus and ensure the safety of the population. Contact tracing, a time-honored and highly reliable practice, is at the heart of this effort through directly conducting investigations and providing up-to-date information and education to the public.
Alex Trebek, the gentle and kindhearted 80-year-old host of the game show “Jeopardy!” for 37 years, was as consistent as you could get.
During these stressful times, you might be considering starting counseling or getting other types of support. The UF Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) is here to help. Read on to learn what UF students can expect when you contact us.
Starting Oct. 2, the Homecoming celebration will last three weeks and center around positivity and connectedness. Homecoming events will take different forms based on the current health climate and capture the core values that make each event unique.
It was my sophomore year at UF. I was deep into classes for my major, juggling a part-time job, internship and trying to find time to enjoy the Gators football season. I had just moved from a dorm into my first apartment and was trying my best to learn how to do adult things like shop for groceries for the week and pay the cable bill.
Our mental health is inseparable from our environment, yet we can do certain things to reduce the chaos and restore moments — if not more — of relative calm and safety.
We are working hard to support you in your college experience under these trying circumstances, while still creating a safer and healthier environment. We will continue to do so, and we are counting on you to do your part as well.