Gators junior forward Jordyn Merritt is just one athlete who understands the ramifications of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 court ruling that guaranteed nationwide abortion access, being overturned. She hasn’t seen anyone in the athletics department actively reach out to teach athletes about reproductive health in sports.
Isabella Douglas is a third-year journalism major and the digital managing editor for The Alligator. She has previously worked as the metro editor, criminal justice reporter on the Metro desk and as a news assistant for the University desk. When she isn't reporting, she can be found reorganizing her bookshelf and adding books to her ever-growing TBR.
In light of recent cases of sexual assault on and around the UF campus, The Alligator listened to the stories, explored the resources and followed the trends affecting students.
A four-month-long internal Alachua County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the birth of a newborn behind bars and her eventual death, revealed Tuesday that no misconduct took place inside the jail. However, the mother’s supporters disagree.
La investigación interna revela ninguna mala conducta política en la muerte del bebé de una ex reclusaBy Isabella Douglas and Saira González | Dec. 1, 2021
La investigación incluyó el testimonio de testigos del personal de operaciones de seguridad y los proveedores médicos, así como una revisión de las imágenes de seguridad, el registro de los oficiales y los registros médicos, dijo el portavoz de la ACSO, Kaley Behl.
In February, the Division of Student Life requested the installation of cameras for the Reitz Union, UF Spokesperson Cynthia Roldan wrote. The request was approved by the State University System’s Capital Improvement Trust Fund Committee for $105,000. In August, UF’s Student Government agreed to contribute an additional $45,000 for the cameras.
UPD is asking anyone who has information regarding the man to contact UPD or submit a tip to its silent witness portal. The victim encourages others to use their best judgment.
Declan Lott-Kelley, 23, was charged with driving with a suspended license, the death of Audrey Cheves and causing serious bodily injury to her mother, Melissa, all while driving under the influence, a Gainesville Police Department arrest warrant read.
A former UF resident assistant was found guilty of attempted sexual battery, kidnapping and burglary Wednesday after about two years of a postponed trial. He’ll be sentenced Dec. 13.
Joseph McDugald, an 18-year-old UF freshman, was charged with trespassing by the University Police Department at about 1 p.m., UPD spokesperson Rick Taylor said.