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President Donald Trump

Here’s what Trump plans to change about education

Audrey Carpenter April 27, 2017

The budget proposed by the Trump administration for the 2018 fiscal year is only 53 pages long, but it contains some major cuts to programs for higher education that they consider wasteful spending....

UNF appoints three new deans

UNF appoints three new deans

Audrey Carpenter April 13, 2017

After months of searching, three new faculty members will be joining the UNF community this summer in positions of leadership. UNF appointed new deans to the Hicks Honors College, College of Arts and...

Photo by Morgan Purvis

Two UNF students receiving degrees after death

Audrey Carpenter April 11, 2017

Two UNF students who passed away last fall will be receiving posthumous degrees for the Spring 2017 commencement ceremony. Donald Wade Goodwin, 39, was killed in a hit and run in Jacksonville while...

Brooks College of Health.Photo by Alexis Molinaro

UNF Nutrition Masters Program Ranks 9th Nationally

Audrey Carpenter March 30, 2017

UNF’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, ranking 9th nationally according to Gradsource.com, was the only program in the state to achieve national ranking. The online degree program through...

Memorial service to be held for UNF student Tyler Muldoon

Memorial service to be held for UNF student Tyler Muldoon

Audrey Carpenter March 29, 2017

It's with a heavy heart that we had to say goodbye to one of our own, Brother Tyler Muldoon. Tyler was an outgoing, brave, and caring Brother who always put his other Brothers before him and treated...

UNF President John Delaney was awarded President Emeritus status by the Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees form president search committee

Audrey Carpenter March 28, 2017

UNF’s Board of Trustees met Tuesday, March 14 to discuss the process of hiring a replacement for the departing President Delaney. The chair, Joy Korman, asked BOT member Kevin Hyde to chair the search...

UNF student dies, cause of death unknown

UNF student dies, cause of death unknown

Audrey Carpenter March 28, 2017

It's with a heavy heart that we had to say goodbye to one of our own, Brother Tyler Muldoon. Tyler was an outgoing, brave, and caring Brother who always put his other Brothers before him and treated...

Photo by Tanya Jackson

Drivers “shook up” after crash on Kernan involving city bus

Audrey Carpenter March 16, 2017

A car slammed into the back of a city bus on Kernan Boulevard in front of Alumni Hall Thursday morning around 9 a.m. There were injuries but no one was transported to the hospital. According to JSO they...

President Donald Trump

Examining Trump’s new executive order on immigration

Audrey Carpenter March 15, 2017

In the wake of major controversy from the first executive order on refugees, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on refugees March 6. The new order will become effective Thursday, March...

UNF students trip to Israel offers insight into other side of world

UNF students’ trip to Israel offers insight into other side of world

Audrey Carpenter February 28, 2017

Two UNF students traveled ten hours across the Atlantic Ocean this past winter break to Israel to explore the geopolitical and religious aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Jewish National...

Dara Kusiv. Photo by Darrah Shea Photography

Man sentenced to 21 years for fatal crash that killed UNF student

Audrey Carpenter February 21, 2017

The man driving in the car crash that killed one UNF student and injured two others in 2013 was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Feb. 17. Former student Sean Franke, 24, was found guilty of driving...

Andy Hoang

18-year-old UNF student dies in car crash

Audrey Carpenter February 20, 2017

A UNF student died Saturday evening, Feb. 18 after he drove off the road and into a concrete ditch in Pinellas Park near St. Petersburg. An N. Hoang, or Andy Hoang to his friends, was an 18-year-old...

Photo by Audrey Carpenter

Jacksonville City Council expands protections for the LGBT community

Audrey Carpenter February 15, 2017

After a nearly five year battle, the LGBTQ community made huge gains Tuesday, Feb. 14 when the Jacksonville City Council voted to expand the Human Rights Ordinance. The new HRO adds sexual orientation,...

 Photo by Mark Judson.

Blue Lot 5 reserved for fireworks Friday

Audrey Carpenter February 8, 2017

On Friday, Feb. 10 Lot 5 will be reserved as a place to shoot fireworks off during homecoming week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Lot 5 is located adjacent to the Student Wellness Complex, building 61. Students...

The nature trails were severely damaged by hurricane activity in 2016. 

Michael Herrera

UNF trails to be repaired: a deeper look

Audrey Carpenter February 7, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb5Sq-_H_CM Video by Jas Chung The UNF trail system has been damaged for over a year, with the red maple boardwalk completely inaccessible, but a recent Student Government...

Trumps immigration ban affects UNF community

Trump’s immigration ban affects UNF community

Audrey Carpenter February 2, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocwpCM5dg-I Video by Jas Chung Donald Trump’s immigration ban, an executive order issued on Jan. 27, caused confusion and unrest in many parts of the country, including...

Photo courtesy Jenny Hager

UNF professor participates in D.C. women’s march

Audrey Carpenter February 2, 2017

Thousands of women gathered in Washington D.C. Jan 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, to march in support of women’s rights. One UNF faculty member also made it out for the march. Jenny...

Adam Hollingsworth

Governor appoints man accused of academic fraud to UNF Board of Trustees

Audrey Carpenter January 30, 2017

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,...

Students gathered in the library to watch Trumps inauguration. Photo by Audrey Carpenter

Students watch inauguration, voice opinions

Audrey Carpenter January 20, 2017

On Friday afternoon students crowded around the first floor of the Carpenter Library for the inauguration ceremony of President Donald Trump. Popcorn and soda was served while students listened to Trump...

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Audrey Carpenter November 20, 2016

Transgender Day of Remembrance is on Nov. 20, but UNF celebrated it early, gathering in the Student Union Wednesday, Nov. 16. The ceremony remembered all those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender...

Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election.

Donald Trump wins presidency

Audrey Carpenter November 9, 2016

Donald Trump proved pollsters and pundits wrong as he captured the delegates he needed to become the 45th president of the United States of America. At 2:30 a.m., the Associated Press announced Trump...

Bill Clinton spoke on behalf of Hillary Friday at the Jacksonville Public Library

Clinton campaign comes through heart of Jacksonville

Audrey Carpenter October 22, 2016

https://youtu.be/rqj8UZz3Oc4 Former president Bill Clinton spoke on a wide range of issues at the Jacksonville Public Library Thursday, including Hillary Clinton’s plans to create jobs through infrastructure,...

Where the presidential candidates stand on LGBT issues

Where the presidential candidates stand on LGBT issues

Audrey Carpenter October 17, 2016

UNF is one of the top schools for LGBT students, and continuously supports bills like the expanded Human Rights Ordinance, which was presented last Spring by Jacksonville city councilman Tommy Hazouri. The...

Graphic by Kyle Crompton

Debate Recap: Candidates come out swinging, admit some respect for each other

Audrey Carpenter October 10, 2016

Sunday night’s debate opened up in full battle mode but ended on a lighter note when the candidates gave one aspect of the other they respected. The second presidential debate was held at Washington...

Dr. Andrew King. Photo by Audrey Carpenter

UNF Counseling Center looks to increase funding in wake of recent events

Audrey Carpenter September 29, 2016
The Counseling Center looks to receive up to half a million dollars following a request by the Florida university system's Board of Governors.
Photo courtesy UNF.edu

Jacksonville Sings aims to recruit students to UNF

Audrey Carpenter September 20, 2016

Jacksonville Sings is a unique three-day event offered by UNF’s School of Music that brings aspiring high school choir students to campus and provides entertainment for the rest of the college community. Dr....

Political clubs on campus support their party’s candidates

Political clubs on campus support their party’s candidates

Audrey Carpenter September 13, 2016

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...

The notice that was posted on students doors. Photo by Dianne Colley

Landing residents receive warnings for not picking up trash

Audrey Carpenter September 9, 2016

  A warning in uppercase bright red font was posted on the dorm room doors for residents of Landing from UNF Housing and Residence Life in response to the trash that’s been piling up around the...

Students waited in the rain, eager to see Rodney Atkins hit the stage. Photo by Lili Weinstein

Country fans’ loyalty continues in spite of dangerous weather

Audrey Carpenter August 28, 2016
An ominous shadow of the clouds could not stop the mass of college students in plaid shirts and boots who made their way into the UNF Coxwell Amphitheater Saturday night for UNF’s highly-anticipated “Welcome to the Nest” Festival showcasing Samuel Herb and Rodney Atkins.
 Photo by Audrey Carpenter

Campus cooking gets smart

Audrey Carpenter August 23, 2016

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...

Andrew Baker points out pokestops on the Pokemon Go app. Photo by Audrey Carpenter

Thousands flock to campus to catch Pokemon

Audrey Carpenter July 29, 2016

With the Pokémon theme song setting the mood, hundreds of people crowded around the Osprey Plaza Friday night as they prepared for the start of UNF’s Pokemon Go tournament. UNF College of Computing...

Campus cats here to stay

Campus cats here to stay

Audrey Carpenter July 25, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwJtsNxhBR0 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...

Field House awarded for energy efficiency

Field House awarded for energy efficiency

Audrey Carpenter June 29, 2016

The UNF Field House was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The building becomes one of 14 others on UNF’s campus...

Jesse Ball DuPont Center.  Photo Courtesy of Audrey Carpenter

UNF offering master’s classes downtown

Audrey Carpenter June 24, 2016
UNF is offering Masters of Public Administration classes at the Jesse Ball DuPont Center in the upcoming fall and spring semesters.
Ospreys enjoy free food, live music and sizable games at Summer B Cookout

Ospreys enjoy free food, live music and sizable games at Summer B Cookout

Audrey Carpenter June 23, 2016
The sound of country music and the smell of fresh hamburgers and french fries filled the air surrounding the Osprey Plaza Tuesday night during the annual Summer B Cookout.
Beach Volleyball opened conference play against the Stetson Hatters

Photo by Morgan Purvis

Beach Volleyball Team Looks to Add Facilities

Audrey Carpenter June 20, 2016

UNF’s beach volleyball team is hoping to expand practice facilities by installing three sand courts in the grassy area behind the softball fields. The team recently wrapped a successful 2016 season...

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