News in Brief – Jan. 28


City council approves MOCA purchase for university
The Jacksonville City Council approved UNF’s acquisition of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jan. 27 with a 17-2 vote. Recently, the purchase has come under scrutiny due to declining assets and the $500,000 increase in debt that the university will assume.

UNF students, staff join community in homeless count
The Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Jacksonville sponsored its annual homeless count Jan. 26. More than 150 volunteers, 60 of whom were UNF students and 12 were staff members, combed the woods, looked under bridges and scanned the streets for homeless people, all of whom were apart of a ommunity-based transformational learning opportunity.

Compiled by James Cannon II.