The UF community will gather Monday night to remember the lives of those who died one year ago in a mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
To our readers, who never go unappreciated: As I’m sure you’re all aware, in life, change is inevitable. Every second of every day, our world is changing. The U.S., the state of Florida, the city of Gainesville and UF: all changing. For more than 100 years, we at the Independent Florida Alligator have prided ourselves in the strong connection we’ve made with the community by printing stories that you can pluck out of an orange box and hold in your hands on any given weekday in the Fall and Spring. Whether it’s delivering breaking news or colorful feature stories, we have always been there for you. That is something that will not change and never will. However, the way that community members, UF students and faculty receive and read the news is changing, and we recognize this. The pace of our world continues to quicken, and the speed at which our community consumes news is increasing as well. To better accommodate your needs, dear reader, we must make some relatively dramatic changes. And so, although the Alligator will always deliver news to our readers when they need it most, we will only print our physical paper three times a week during the Fall and Spring semesters: Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Every Monday, an 82-year-old UF alumnus and retired epidemiologist sets up a wound care clinic to serve the homeless who live in Grace Marketplace or the neighboring Dignity Village, a sprawling city of tents in east Gainesville.
After nearly 10 years of planning, the construction of Gainesville Fire Rescue’s new Station 1 has finally begun.
Lisa Scott wants to change UF’s parental-leave policy.
When Gainesville’s only rock-climbing gym closed in 2015, John Reger built a climbing wall in his barn so his three kids could keep practicing.
There’s a new kind of ice cream on West University Avenue.