The counselors at the Counseling and Wellness Center and Wellness Coaches at GatorWell encourage students to call or visit our websites to learn what’s available in the summer, as well as the types of support we provide to help you get to the Spring finish line.
Since March is Women’s History Month, we checked with Carl Van Ness, university historian, for help unraveling a longstanding UF mystery. What he said renewed my appreciation for the early history of women at UF – their accomplishments and struggles.
The fight to protect Bright Futures may feel like a steep uphill battle, but that does not mean that we are helpless to the whims of self-interest within the Florida State Legislature. In truth, there are multiple ways you can make a difference toward protecting Bright Futures.
Throughout processing my denied application, I came up with a few suggestions to help soothe any other Gator graduates experiencing the bitter taste of rejection from graduate schools this season.
To the administration at the University of Florida: Look beyond your campus and remember that while you serve students, you are a neighbor to many who call this place home. May this pandemic mark the beginning of a renewed and compassionate partnership.
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?
It’s exhausting living in a constant state of fear and anxiety, but not taking the necessary precautions are only going to prolong the pandemic, and make things more difficult for those like myself, who are trying to work outside of home.
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 Change Party will strive to lead by example and truly give every Greek Gator, minority Gator, Graduate Gator, and international Gator a seat at the table.
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.
Forum sites (notably Reddit) had been quietly talking about the possibility of GameStop actually turning into a profitable company, and loudly talking about the opportunity of a short squeeze. And in mid-January, they got their chance.
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.
I knew there was nothing I could do to help or prevent the car from coming, but I saw the whole thing happen. In that moment, the only thought on my mind was my sorority sister, Maggie, and if one little thing was different, that even could’ve been me who was hit. It could have been any of us, and it could have been prevented.
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.
After five UF students were hit by a car, the university released a statement about the crash closing with a promise: “The safety of our campus is paramount, and we want you to know conversations are underway regarding pedestrian and vehicular safety, on and around our campus.” But will conversations be enough?
UF faculty urges university administration to change its Spring 2021 plans and start the semester online, citing current and concerning COVID-19 statistics as well as UF's nationally renowned reputation as a leader in online education.