Gov. DeSantis signed an executive order invalidating local emergency COVID-19 orders requiring masks and social distancing around the state, but Alachua County will not be affected by the change.
Alexander is a fourth-year journalism student at UF. This is his first semester at The Alligator where he is covering university administration. In his free time, he enjoys taking hikes and going for bike rides.
While the number of UF admits keeps growing, Black, Hispanic and Native American admits saw subtle decreases this year.
The Gator Residential Complex, an undergraduate dormitory for honors students, will replace the Broward Outdoor Recreational Complex in 2022. UF officials don’t know when demolition will start. The complex behind Broward Hall contains tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, a skate park, a roller hockey rink and a pool.
Nearly a year and a half after international UF doctoral candidate Huixiang Chen died by suicide in his on-campus lab, UF’s Graduate Assistants United held a vigil in front of Tigert Hall to honor his life. Chen’s body was discovered in Benton Hall June 14, 2019.
April Fools' Day: President Fuchs announces artificial intelligence will replace faculty across campusBy Alexander Lugo | Apr. 1
This year's April Fools' joke plays on UF’s growing AI program, which has $70 million in funding and includes plans to integrate the technology within every college at the university.
Vaccine recipients will be able to opt out of the biweekly on-campus testing two weeks after receiving their final doses, said Dr. Michael Lauzardo, the director of UF Health’s Screen, Test and Protect program.
The resignation of Antonio Farias triggered a search for a new Chief Diversity Officer that will most likely take months, according to UF’s vice president for human resources Jodi Gentry. It is unknown how long the search will take.
The United Faculty of Florida, UF’s faculty union, published a statement on its website Thursday expressing disappointment in the governor’s decision to ignore higher education faculty in his vaccination plans. The order takes effect Tuesday and includes people who are deemed at high risk of COVID-19 complications by doctors.
The university raised $25.3 million during its third annual Gator Giving Day fundraiser Thursday, making it the highest yielding year.