Just a day before UF Student Government elections, both major parties — Change Party and Vision Party — are alleging the other broke state or federal laws after Change alleges one of its former affiliates, who defected to Vision, recorded and leaked Change’s files.
Vivienne Serret is a UF journalism and criminology senior, reporting for The Alligator's university desk as the student government reporter and managing editor for The Florida Political Review. She loves debating, lifting at the gym and singing.
Student government agency ACCENT Speakers accused of conflict of interest, misallocating student fundsBy Vivienne Serret | Sep. 25
Obtained documents, a Reddit post and public record requests on the UF Student Government agency ACCENT Speakers allege the agency has financial conflicts of interests to the Florida Blue Key institution.
UF Student Government, Gainesville City Commission discuss transport, housing in special Senate meetingBy Vivienne Serret and Kat Tran | Sep. 20
The Gainesville City Commission requested a special Senate meeting with UF’s Student Government. They met Sept. 19 to discuss transportation and traffic safety concerns as well as student housing and sustainability issues.
Sarina Phipps lives with a quarter of her belongings at the Holiday Inn. When the rush of game day weekends arrives, and the hotel becomes overbooked, she quickly gathers a small bag of everything she owns and stays at a friend’s place.
With the recent tensions brought forth by campaign season and a new apportionment map, recent Senate meetings have fallen short of being considered productive. Senators have taken public comment as an opportunity to vent their frustrations into the mic — calling one another corrupt and disorganized.
In the Fall, students elect district representatives senators who represent students per their dorm or off-campus district. Students will get to vote for Change Party, Gator Party, Vision Party and Pizza Party in the upcoming election cycle.
The UF Supreme Court ruled 4-1 in favor of a districting map that consists of 37 at-large seats with some dorm seats being altered — making the Fall 2023 election a winner takes all.
Akshat Pant, a 20-year-old UF computer science junior, and Nishant Nagururu, a 19-year-old UF computer science sophomore, had a vision to design an application streamlining students’ connection with SG. The app is called Candor — meaning open, honest and sincere. Pant and Nagururu picked the name after realizing they wanted to make an app providing those qualities to the student body.
UF Student Government Productions kicked off its first event of the Fall by hosting Don Toliver alongside Kaliii in a sold-out show Aug. 23 at the O'Connell Center.