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Alex Del Dago, Student Government Reporter

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Students can expect several closures around campus during President Obamas visit. Photo by Morgan Purvis

Varsity Lane will be closed for most of May

April 26, 2019

More road closures are on its way as UNF is winding down the spring semester! To help clear and move traffic easier, Varsity Lane will be closed Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, May 26. This almost monthlong...

Courtesy of Student Government

Out with the old and in with the new SG Legislative Cabinet

April 20, 2019

It was another day of transition in UNF’s Student Government, as Friday, April 19 marked the official last day of the current Legislative cabinet and the voting in of the new Legislative cabinet. Senate...

Your student email address is changing!

Your student email address is changing!

April 16, 2019

Student email addresses are getting a makeover. Yes, the confusion of remembering your ospreys email address is ending. UNF student emails will be in the same format as the university email addresses for faculty...

Q&A with the UNF Young Democratic Socialists of America

Q&A with the UNF Young Democratic Socialists of America

April 15, 2019

Spinnaker got the chance to conduct a Question and Answer session with Nolan Hammond, President of UNF’s Young Democratic Socialists of America, to ask him about the club, what he wants students to know...

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Student Government makes shifts heading into the new school year

April 13, 2019

It was a long and emotional day in the Senate meeting on Friday, April 12, as it was the last for many and the start of something new for some. It was the last day in office for the DuPilka-Bermudez administration...

Student Body President Jenna DuPilka

UNF Student Body President DuPilka’s last day

April 12, 2019

In her final days of packing, preparing transition binders, and saying goodbyes, Spinnaker got the chance to sit down with Jenna DuPilka one last time and ask about her time as a student at UNF and role...

Graphic by Ben Cross

Student Government rounds the corner on finalizing stipends for senators

April 7, 2019

The newly proposed senator stipends faced some confusion Friday afternoon in the Constitution and Statutes Committee. Senate President Thomas Pluchon and Student Government Branch Advisor Victoria Shore...

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Student Government unanimously approves new defibrillators for Student Union

March 30, 2019

A decision regarding student safety was made in Senate on Friday, March 29. Student Government unanimously consented to allocate $3,814.80 from the Special Requests Index and fund the purchase of four...

A preacher on the Green.

Osprey Roundtable shows students are made uncomfortable by campus preachers and speakers

March 19, 2019

A recent survey conducted by Student Government finds that students are overall uncomfortable with the presence and speech of the preachers and speakers on campus. Conducted by the University and Student...

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Ceramics Guild travel request passes, a syllabus bank and a new Starbucks microwave

March 10, 2019

Microwaves, Osprey Productions, ceramics, and a syllabus bank were just some of the many things discussed on the Senate floor Friday, March 8. In the Executive Branch report, Jenna DuPilka reflected...

45 Parking Spaces in Arena Garage will be reserved on Thursday

45 Parking Spaces in Arena Garage will be reserved on Thursday

March 6, 2019

Due to the Communication Internship and Job Fair happening Thursday, UNF is blocking off 45 blue lot spaces on the fourth floor of the arena parking garage. The spaces will open back up to students...

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Sculpture and Ceramics Guild get approved travel requests to travel to national art conferences

March 4, 2019

The Budget and Allocations Committee met on Friday to hear seven travel requests. Both the UNF Ceramics Guild and Sculpture Guild asked for funding to attend two different art conferences out-of-state. The...

President David Szymanski.

SFAC Committee discusses increasing Counseling Center funds

February 27, 2019

On Feb. 27, the Student Fee Assessment Committee discussed making cuts and changes to the 2019-2020 Activity and Service (A&S) Fee. According to the UNF website, this committee’s role is to “evaluate...

SG Senate approves $50,000 bill for new UNF Beach Volleyball courts

SG Senate approves $50,000 bill for new UNF Beach Volleyball courts

February 23, 2019

With the hopes of recruiting more student-athletes and improving the recreational sports scene at UNF, Student Government Senate approved a new bill to fund the creation of five brand-new Beach Volleyball...

UNF Poll results on Jacksonville 2019 Elections.

UNF poll reveals Curry leading the race for Mayor of Jacksonville

February 20, 2019

A newly released poll shows Mayor Curry predicted to win a second term. This poll measured who the citizens of Jacksonville plan to vote for and what issues matter to them in the upcoming local election...

The Student Senate Seal

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Student Government committees discuss community engagement, student travel requests, food on campus

February 18, 2019

Friday, Feb. 15 marked committee meetings on the third floor of the Student Union. In what was a slower Friday on the Senate floor than usual, not much new business occurred and few bills or motions were...


The search for the next Provost comes down to 10 candidates

February 11, 2019

This past Friday marked another meeting for the Provost Search Committee. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the committee, called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. and began going over general housekeeping items...

Graphic by Ben Cross

Student Government budget passes with an increase in over $130,000 due to University changes

February 11, 2019

This past Friday marked a big day in the Senate Chambers. With the Activity and Service Fee Budget and Provisionary Language being presented and voted on, the room was filled with excitement and nerves...

Graphic by Ben Cross

Student Government committees meet to discuss elections, budgets, senator involvement

February 3, 2019

This past Friday marked the second round of budget hearings and deliberations in Student Government along with committee meetings taking place the rest of the afternoon. The budget deliberations that...

Students have until Wednesday at 6 p.m. to vote for Student Government. Photo by Morgan Purvis

SG Kicks off election season with a party fair at Market Day

February 1, 2019

This past Wednesday marked the official start of election season at UNF. With new parties entering the race and candidates hoping to become the next student body president, it was both an important and...

Graphic by Ben Cross

Paint job and Title IX revisions passes in SG Senate meeting

January 27, 2019

In a busy day on the Student Union third floor Friday afternoon, Student Government Senate had a lot on their agenda, including Title IX changes and resolutions to the bill for repainting the third-floor...

Graphic by Lianna Norman

Student Government responds to Spinnaker article on third-floor paint request

January 23, 2019

Late Tuesday night, Student Government’s Communications Coordinator, Paige Garcia, released a statement in response to Spinnaker’s previous student government article on the request for $17,282 to...

Graphic by Ben Cross

Student Government requests $17,000 to repaint their walls in first committee meetings of Spring

January 21, 2019

This Friday, Jan. 18 marked the first Student Government committee meetings of the spring semester and it wasn’t slow. During the Budget and Allocations Committee’s meeting, a special request for...

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First Senate meeting focuses on upcoming Student Government elections

January 14, 2019

With the spring semester now in full swing, UNF Student Government Senate started the term off strong on Friday. With a number of agenda items being placed on hold over the break, the senators were eager...

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