Gov. Rick Scott appointed Adam Hollingsworth, a man accused of lying about his academic record and Scott’s former chief of staff, to UNF’s Board of Trustees (BOT) on Dec. 23. Hollingsworth, 48, of Tallahassee, worked for Scott in 2012 and then left in 2014 when Scott was re-elected. He served […]
Correction: A previous version of this article gave the wrong date of PAWS Your Stress. The article has been updated to reflect the correct day. As finals are crawling near, the Carpenter Library is doing what they can to help students prepare. Starting Nov. 28th through Dec. 9 at 5 p.m., they are […]
Despite low voter turnout, students voiced support for using FL Bright Futures over summer semesters, and voted to allow the judicial branch the freedom to make their own policies and procedures. The opinion poll on the FL law to allow concealed carry of weapons on campus found that 46.9 percent […]
Freshmen in the Hicks Honors College were taken out of class and put into a refugee simulation on Sept. 27. The simulation is held annually, and was started two years ago by Dr. Leslie Kaplan, associate director of Hicks Honors College. The goal is to put students into the role […]
UNF’s College Republicans and College Democrats are strongly supporting their parties respective candidates, despite the unfavorable public opinion centered around the upcoming election. With the possibility of Hillary Clinton, a woman president, or Donald Trump, a complete political outsider, this year’s election will be historic, and things are getting heated. […]
At 1 a.m., quiet darkness envelops UNF’s concrete campus, and the hum of crickets replace the chatter of students. But in the Public Opinion Research Laboratory, tucked away on the second floor of the Social Sciences building, students are wide awake, calling people who live in Alaska. Dr. Michael Binder […]
The Counseling Center is adding a Social Media and Technology Coordinator to their staff in an effort to better connect with students. The center offers a variety of services, but this endeavor goes beyond scheduling an appointment at the office. With the help of Steven Montesinos, who is taking this […]
As of July 1, the Women’s Center and the Intercultural Center for PEACE have merged, creating the Department of Diversity Initiatives. The reason for the merger was not financially motivated. The departments wanted to provide a place for students to celebrate diversity, while embracing a more inclusive campus for […]
UNF Housing and Residence life is taking new measures to ensure student safety and prevent fires. They are testing a new type of stovetop burner called Smart Burners. Director of Housing and Residence Life, Bob Boyle, said they would test the burners out this semester in the community kitchen in […]
Lot 7, the parking lot wedged between the engineering building and a shuttle stop, will be closed for maintenance for over a year, as Skinner-Jones Hall is under construction.
Video by Brittany Moore and Audrey Carpenter The stray cats on campus are part of UNF’s diverse wildlife, and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety wants to keep it that way. Many students enjoy interacting with the stray cats that live on campus, but the department says students should […]
After a two year search, Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey was hired as the new dean of the College of Education and Human Services on July 1. Yendol-Hoppey has been at multiple institutions leading to her position at UNF, including Pennsylvania State University where she received a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, […]
Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey has been named dean of the College of Education and Human Services according to UNF. She was appointed by the Board of Trustees to replace interim dean Dr. Marsh Lupi, and began her position July 1. The college’s dean search has lasted over two years. Yendol-Hoppey previously […]
It’s that time again: hurricane season. Jacksonville isn’t a hurricane hotspot, but it does receive occasional conditions from nearby larger hurricanes — such as Hurricane Frances in 2004. Hurricane Dora’s landfall in 1964 is the only direct hit to the First Coast on record. Despite this, UNF’s Crisis Management Team […]
Florida Governor Rick Scott has made three appointments to UNF’s Board of Trustees. The appointments include Wilfredo Gonzalez, the district director of the United States Small Business Administration; Kevin Hyde, a partner with Foley and Lardner, LLP and former Jacksonville City Council President; and Stephen Joost, a partner in Firehouse […]
UNF will write a check to the tune of $1.25 million to former basketball coach.