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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Diego Perdomo

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Diego Perdomo is a third-year journalism major. Outside of his studies, he has not read a book cover-to-cover since high school. In his free time, he is a avid media consumer of comic books, iceberg videos and wiki pages.


RACE AND EQUITY  |  ENTERPRISE

Gainesville homeless population struggles with encampment sweeps, lack of options

The attention around homelessness in Gainesville has heightened after recent sweeps on homeless encampments and city commission decisions to allocate 30 beds to GRACE Marketplace in the next 90 days, move $700,000 to homeless support services and prepare for the sale of the vacant Gainesville Fire Rescue station. House Bill 1365 aims to prevent city and county governments from allowing people to sleep in public. As the bill moves through the Florida Legislature, members of Gainesville’s homeless population, the city government and residents met Feb. 22 at a general policy meeting to discuss the city’s approach to these issues.

METRO  |  POLITICS ENTERPRISE

Florida university faculty, students share mixed opinions on 2024 legislative session academic freedom bills

As the legislative session ramps up, newly proposed bills that could alter the higher education landscape have faculty and students bracing themselves after last year’s education regulations.  Following the state’s 2023 move to defund public universities’ diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, the Florida State Board of Education prohibited the usage of public funds for DEI programs in Florida’s 28 public state colleges, according to a Florida Department of Education news release Jan. 17.

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