News in Brief Jan. 12, 2011


Monday classes to take over Wednesday school schedule

Wednesday classes will not take place on Jan. 19, Monday classes will be held instead. Since classes will not take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the spring semester started on a Wednesday, Jan. 19 will follow a Monday schedule to keep everything balanced. This schedule change affects all students.

UNF Osprey Landing burglarized over winter break

About seven dorms in the University of North Florida’s Osprey Landing dormitory were burglarized over winter break.

At least four rooms on the third floor of building W reported thefts over the holiday, according to the police report. There were no signs of forced entry.

Items stolen include jewelry, computer and electronic equipment including a flat-screen television and Xbox, according to UPD police reports. reported that UNF spokeswoman Sharon Ashton said the burglaries occurred during a routine waxing of the dormitory room floors.

The Orange Park-based company responsible for cleaning the floors is not considered suspects, but they may have allowed for someone else to sneak into the rooms by propping open the doors to allow the floors to dry. Ashton said the university might assign a university employee to “add another level of safeguard” when maintenance crews come in to work over school breaks.