Makiya Seminera is a UF international studies and Arabic senior, with a minor in mass communication. She's currently the editor-in-chief of The Alligator, but has previously served as university administration reporter, The Avenue editor, social media manager and opinion editor. She also serves as managing editor for Florida Political Review. Over summer, she interned with The State in Columbia, South Carolina, as a politics & government reporting intern.
Nearly two-thirds of more than 700 UF presidential candidates were white or men, according to presidential demographics data obtained by The Alligator.
Live updates: UF presidential finalist Ben Sasse addresses community in campus visit, protestors storm forumBy Makiya Seminera | Oct. 10
Sen. Ben Sasse made his first visit as UF's sole presidential finalist Monday. This story will provide live updates throughout Sasse's three forums with faculty, students and staff.
Durante la visita de Sasse, tiene previsto participar en foros abiertos con la comunidad de UF. Afuera de Emerson Hall, los estudiantes activistas planean dar sus propios comentarios organizando una protesta contra la candidatura del senador de Nebraska.
During Sasse’s visit, he’s scheduled to participate in open forums with the UF community. Outside Emerson Hall, student activists are planning to give their own feedback through organizing a protest against the Nebraska senator’s candidacy.
3 police officers disciplined, 2 suspended following Terrell Bradley K-9 mauling conduct investigationBy Alan Halaly and Makiya Seminera | Sep. 23
Five Gainesville Police Department officers were disciplined after they were found to have violated department conduct rules as result of an internal investigation released Friday.
A year ago, the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement reverberated around the world. Petitions, social media campaigns and demonstrations called for attention to racial equality within local law enforcement and university campuses. Now, The Alligator is checking in on how much progress has been made in Gainesville.
The rankings not only bode well for the Artificial Intelligence Initiative; the national recognition of HiPerGator is also welcoming news in UF’s pursuit of becoming a top five public university.
UF and Santa Fe College campuses will be closed Wednesday ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa.
The new training and app — led by the Office for Accessibility and Gender Equity — aim to educate the UF population on sexual harassment, methods of reporting sexual misconduct and tools to avoid dangerous situations.