Fall semester marks the final stretch of a four-and-a-half-year journey for Adrianna Rodriguez, a UF senior who will graduate in December. On graduation day, she will walk across the stage, shake the hands of beaming administrators and collect diplomas in history and journalism.
UF freshman Talia Cadet was sitting in seventh-grade history class at her Long Island middle school when she first learned of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Though she was young, Cadet understood the gravity of the situation and feared for her mother, who worked at a New York City hospital.
Hordes of orange-and-blue-clad Gators fans marched toward Ben Hill Griffin Stadium armed with an arsenal of Solo cups and beer cans. It was just another Saturday in the Swamp.
UF will host two experts on environmentally friendly business strategies for The Business Case for Sustainability and UF Sustainability Showcase on Monday and Tuesday. L. Hunter Lovins and Bob Willard will address the ways in which businesses can benefit from eco-friendly practices. Doors will open for the first speech at 6 p.m., and speeches will begin at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union Ballroom on Monday. As part of the showcase, nearly 30 student groups are registered to table at the Reitz Union before and after the presentation.
After eight weeks of drinking filtered water from plastic bags and showering in river water, Chipper Flaniken still feels weird drinking from a tap.
It took Megan Fleming several days to add the basic statistics course she needs for her minor. The freshman theater major made three attempts to register with ISIS each day, but the class was full each time.