Last year, 12% of Americans said they had no close friends, a significant increase from 3% in 1990, according to a 2022 American Perspectives survey. Factors like the pandemic and online social media networking are possible factors for the decline in friendship, as well as a lack of walkable areas to form human connections.
Peyton Harris is a first-year English major and the News Assistant for The Alligator. She is also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and spends her free time re-listening to Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers and binging Criminal Minds.
The Stop W.O.K.E. Act was put in place in July. UF, the state’s flagship university, was the first to issue guidance to faculty, according to the United Faculty of Florida. It also has the most to lose financially from violations of the law because the university receives the most state funding.
The stretch was closed for nearly ten months as a part of UF’s Campus Master Plan, which includes renovating campus roads for increased accessibility and sustainability.
In the coming months, Sasse is expected to be confirmed by the Florida Board of Governors, resign from his seat in the Senate and become officially installed as UF’s 13th president. Sasse was unanimously confirmed by the Board of Trustees Nov. 1, including a controversial vote by Student Body President Lauren Lemasters that has led to an impeachment resolution filed against her in the Student Senate.
Día de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday where relatives honor the spirits of deceased relatives. It’s believed that upon death, people travel to the Land of the Dead, or Chicunamictlán — from there, they embark on a seven-year journey to their final resting place. It marks efforts to help the deceased on their journey to that resting place and is celebrated during the first and second days of November.
The UF admissions department released a statement online Tuesday afternoon extending the freshman application deadline to Nov. 7, as opposed to the traditional Nov. 1 deadline.
Some UF alumni threaten to pull donations, others praise university after Ben Sasse finalist decisionBy Peyton Harris | Oct. 17
Following Sasse's contentious selection as UF's lone presidential finalist, many alumni have taken to social media to express their disappointment or support of the choice. Hundreds of alumni comments flooded UF's official finalist announcement on Twitter, with many expressing concern with the university's direction.
The UF College of Design, Construction and Planning hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 6 for the Bruno E. and Maritza F. Ramos Collaboratory.
In chronological order, other public universities like USF, UCF and FSU, released directives for Hurricane Ian before UF. Some students have criticized UF’s response for a variety of reasons: not giving enough time to evacuate, disrupting exam schedules and having a slower response than other universities.
Cabrera Benavides always had a sense he would go international for school, he said. At 17, he joined United World College in Norway, an organization dedicated to uniting students worldwide through education. The UWC program selects students from all over the world to attend one of 18 international boarding schools for two years, then enroll in a university.