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Student Government Senate seats are split Red and United

March 31, 2015

Student Government’s (SG) Senate will be composed  of 17 Red Party members, 17 United Party members and three Independent senators for the upcoming Spring term, according to Senate President Chase...

UNF not ranked in bottom three Florida state universities.
Photo by Keri Weiland

State admits funding error; UNF may be eligible for performance funding

March 26, 2015

An error in the Board of Governor’s (BOG) calculations for performance-based university funding means UNF may be eligible for a portion of the $100 million performance fund. The BOG is responsible...

Student Government’s Supreme Court met to discuss possible illegal campaigning on March 12.
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United Party not guilty of illegal campaigning

March 12, 2015

The United Party was found not guilty of illegal campaigning by Student Government’s (SG) Supreme Court on March 12. The party was accused of violating the election’s policies and procedures...

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

Neck and neck: Exit polls reveal close race between Red and United

March 11, 2015

While exit polls conducted by Spinnaker show the United Party leading both the Red Party and Party For Action with 44 percent of the vote, the race is so close that the margin of error makes the results...

Senate discusses elections and organic food initiative at March 9 meeting

Senate discusses elections and organic food initiative at March 9 meeting

March 10, 2015

On the eve of Student Government’s (SG) election days, SG’s senate meeting on March 9 saw a Student Resolution pass, an emotional thanks from the men’s basketball coach and two new appointments...

Students gathered in the Student Union Plaza Tuesday night to hear from the presidential candidates running in the Spring 2015 election.Photo by Morgan Purvis

Presidential candidates address student issues during debate

March 5, 2015

The 2015-2016 Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates for Student Government (SG) discussed legislative intent, conflict resolution and improvements to UNF’s overall student experience at the...

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Senate discusses A-Sun tournament and Spinnaker funding at emergency senate meeting

March 4, 2015

Student Government (SG)  held an emergency senate meeting Monday night, March 2. The meeting was called in order to make revisions to Spinnaker’s budget and secure funding for UNF students to attend...

The SG political debate will be held at 6 p.m. in the Osprey Plaza on March 3.
Graphic by Michael Salussolia

Presidential debate held this evening

March 3, 2015

Student Government (SG) and Spinnaker Media held a debate today, March 3, for the presidential and vice presidential candidates running for office for the 2015-2016 school year. Originally scheduled...

The SG political debate will be held at 6 p.m. in the Osprey Plaza on March 3.
Graphic by Michael Salussolia

Student Government candidate debate to be held this evening

March 3, 2015

For the first time since the Spring 2012 semester, multiple parties are running for Student Government (SG). To commemorate the occasion, Elections Commissioner Brad Johnson has organized a presidential...

SG President Joseph Turner vetoed the proposed Activity and Service fee budget on Feb. 23.
 Photo by Michael Herrera

Turner vetoes budget, Senate overrides

February 24, 2015

UPDATE-2/2/15 at 2:06 p.m. with additional details.  Student Body President Joseph Turner’s decision to veto the proposed 2015-2016 Activity and Service fee budget was overridden by the Senate...

Travel and expansion discussed in SG committee meetings Feb. 16

Travel and expansion discussed in SG committee meetings Feb. 16

February 17, 2015

Two of Student Government’s (SG) committees, the Budget and Allocations Committee (BAC) and the University and Student Affairs Committee, held meetings Feb. 16. Budget and Allocations Committee With...

Thornton speaks during Student Government Senate meeting. Photo by Morgan Purvis

Senate meeting sparks reaction from professor

February 14, 2015

A UNF communication professor created controversy after speaking out of turn during a Student Government (SG) Senate meeting on Feb. 9. Dr. Brian Thornton, whose focus is in multimedia reporting,...

Crowds and chaos: Senate passes proposed budget as is

Crowds and chaos: Senate passes proposed budget as is

February 11, 2015

UNF’s Student Government (SG) senate meeting on Feb. 9 witnessed an unusually packed Senate Chamber, the passing of a controversial budget and an incident involving a UNF professor, the Senate and...

SG Budget and Allocations Committee approves three travel requests, denies one

SG Budget and Allocations Committee approves three travel requests, denies one

February 7, 2015

With seven voting members present, Student Government’s Budget and Allocations Committee (BAC) unanimously approved three travel requests and denied one on Feb. 2. The four student organization...

Carl Bernstein: the ever-present watchdog

November 8, 2014

Although his trip to the University of North Florida was about the current state of American journalism and politics, the famed journalist Carl Bernstein was able to spare a moment of his time to talk...

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