Articles by: Gordon Rhyne

Police Beat for the week of July 17

Police Beat for the week of July 17

June 26 Sick Person/Suicidal Person (Osprey Fountains): A UPD officer was sent to the Osprey Fountains in response to a wellness check. Upon arriving, the officer met with a Resident Life coordinator. She said housing was conducting a wellness check on a student, because the student sent a text message to his ex-girlfriend stating his […]

July 17, 2013 · News, Uncategorized
UNF President John Delaney

Delaney receives contract extension

The UNF Board of Trustees approved a contract extension for president John Delaney in a specially-called board meeting Tuesday. The new contract lasts until 2018 and was restructured to create more retention incentives. All changes to the contract are revenue neutral. Sharon Ashton, VP for public relations, said the trustees were extremely pleased with the […]

June 25, 2013 · Uncategorized
Stock Photo by Keri Weiland

UNF offering new bachelor’s degree

UNF will begin offering a new bachelor’s of social work degree in the 2013-14 school year. According to a press release, the university is accepting applications for the program until July 1. The program will accept 40 students each fall. The press release also said the university decided to add the program because of the […]

June 11, 2013 · News, Uncategorized
June 1 DUI Police Beat

June 1 DUI Police Beat

June 1 DUI (Garage 44): A UPD officer responded to a car accident in front of the Fine Arts Garage. Upon arriving at the scene, the officer found both passengers sitting on the sidewalk. Both admitted to using LSD and marijuana and the driver admitted to giving LSD to the passenger. The driver gave the officer […]

June 10, 2013 · News, Police Beat
Guy Harvey Scholarship recipient Arianne Leary
Photo Credit: UNF Public Relations

UNF graduate student receives Guy Harvey Scholarship

UNF graduate student Arianne Leary has received a $5,000 Guy Harvey Scholarship. According to a press release from UNF, the scholarship was created to recognize students at Florida universities who have researched the management of fish in Florida’s marine environment. Leary, a 2012 UNF graduate with a degree in biology, is pursuing a master’s degree […]

June 7, 2013 · News, Uncategorized
UNF women's last meet of the season
Photo Credit: Ali Blumenthal

UNF planning new olympic-sized pool

UNF plans to build a new olympic-sized pool just north of the Student Wellness Complex. According to a press release from UNF, the university will continue to use the current Aquatic Center until after the 2013-14 women’s swimming and diving season, which ends March 1, 2014. The press release said it would cost an estimated […]

June 7, 2013 · News, Uncategorized
Photo from National Weather Service

Classes cancelled Thursday for Tropical Storm

UNF has cancelled classes held after 4:30 p. m. because of Tropical Storm Andrea. According to a press release from UNF, all university employees are permitted to leave at 4:30 p. m.. The Paxon High School Graduation ceremony scheduled for 4 p. m. will continue as scheduled. Events at the Herbert University Center will also […]

June 6, 2013 · News, Uncategorized
June 3 Senate meeting update

June 3 Senate meeting update

SG selling Jaguars tickets SG will continue to sell Jaguars tickets to UNF students this fall. They have 500 tickets available for each of the seven home games during the regular season. SG plans to begin selling tickets during the freshman week of welcome. Associate Justice confirmed, sworn in Danny Powers was confirmed as an […]

June 3, 2013 · News, Student Goverment
Governor Rick Scott vetoes tuition increase

Governor Rick Scott vetoes tuition increase

Governor Rick Scott vetoed a three percent tuition increase May 20. In a letter to Florida university board of trustee chairs on May 24, Scott said tuition increases essentially serve as tax hikes on families. “I have consistently fought to hold the line on tuition,” Scott said. However, the Tampa Bay Times reported Governor Scott […]

June 3, 2013 · News, Uncategorized
Police Beat for Intercession Period

Police Beat for Intercession Period

April 27 Injured Person (Osprey Hall) – A UPD officer responded to an injury behind Building Z of the Osprey Hall. Upon arriving, the officer noticed a man being treated by Jacksonville Fire and Rescue paramedics. The man tripped on a raised piece of sidewalk and hit his head. His headwas covered with gauze, and […]

May 28, 2013 · News, Police Beat