As of Tuesday night, there were nine active student cases and five active staff cases, representing students and staff who have reported a positive test result to ACPS in the past 10 days. The district’s total enrollment is 26,660 students.
Jiselle Lee is a freshman journalism student and a news assistant for the Independent Alligator. She loves trying new restaurants around Gainesville in her free time.
Judge Stephan P. Mickle will now be known not only as a trailblazer for Black students at UF, but as the namesake for the Alachua County Courthouse.
As of Tuesday night, there were seven active student cases and one active staff case, representing students and staff who have reported a positive test result to ACPS in the past 10 days. The district’s total enrollment is 26,660 students.
In response to the three Atlanta mass shootings and upward trend in hate crimes, more than 200 protestors marched down Main Street from Bo Diddley Plaza to Depot Park Saturday afternoon to condemn the ongoing violence and stand in solidarity with victims.
The suspect has not been located, Gainesville Police Department spokesperson Graham Glover said. He believes it was an isolated incident.
‘Invisible for too long’: Gainesville’s Chinese American community mourns victims of Atlanta spa shootingsBy Alan Halaly and Jiselle Lee | Mar. 21
Following the lead of United Chinese Americans, a nonprofit Chinese cultural and heritage organization that planned vigils across the nation Saturday, the Gainesville Chinese American community participated in four simultaneous rallies at street intersections and a subsequent vigil at Turlington Plaza.
The university issued a timely warning email to notify the campus community of the incident that took place at 7 Fraternity Drive. According to Florida’s Division of Corporations, Phi Delta Gamma fraternity is registered at the location listed in the email.
Residents and city leaders alike have expressed frustrations with Florida politicians and UF’s response to the pandemic. After UF reopened in the Fall, COVID-19 cases climbed and the university’s decision to return to in-person classes brought protests. But some residents agree Gainesville was better off than many other cities over the past year.
Gainesville Fire Rescue administered 17 second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to its staff and members of the Gainesville emergency homeless shelter Wednesday morning.