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Tips to snag that job in a frozen job market

March 2, 2021

We’re nearing the mid-point in the Spring semester, and that means many students country-wide will soon be graduating and trying to land that dream job -- or, at least, some kind of job. Finding employment...

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CVS selected by CDC as COVID-19 vaccine provider

November 16, 2020

CVS has been selected by the C.D.C. to provide the soon-to-be-available COVID-19 vaccine. The company announced their selection in an email to those subscribed to their pharmacy service, stating that,...

UNF COVID-19 Task Force warns COVID cases up; future shutdown possible

UNF COVID-19 Task Force warns COVID cases up; future shutdown possible

October 19, 2020

UNF COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator Bob Greenlaw shared an email with the Osprey community, on Monday, about the increase in COVID-19 cases at UNF, warning that a future shutdown is possible if students...

Breaking: Provost Simon Rhodes steps down

Breaking: Provost Simon Rhodes steps down

August 31, 2020

Dr. Simon Rhodes announced his decision to step down from his position as Provost in an email sent Monday, August 31. Dr. Rhodes cited a non-COVID medical concern as the reason and stated that he...

Floridas tax-free holiday is coming in hot

Florida’s tax-free holiday is coming in hot

July 31, 2020

It might have slipped your mind between quarantine and COVID-19 and all the ways our lives have changed since the pandemic began, but there tends to be a tax-free holiday specifically for back to school...

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Spotlight: Undergraduate Research reveals plans for Fall and speaks on research journal launch

July 29, 2020

The cozy Office of Undergraduate Research will remain empty for most of the upcoming fall semester, but that doesn't mean it won't be operating at full-steam ahead. For those new and returning to UNF...

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Spotlight: Office of Undergraduate Studies unveils new networking tool for UNF students

July 24, 2020

In the age of COVID-19 and quarantine, connecting with others -- even virtually -- has become critically important to our mental well-being and general well-being. The Office of Undergraduate Studies is...

University of North Florida Foundation targeted by ransomware attack; donor data exposed

University of North Florida Foundation targeted by ransomware attack; donor data exposed

July 23, 2020

The University of North Florida Foundation (UNFF) has suffered a ransomware attack to the database storing alumni and donor data, according to a July 23 email sent by Ann McCullen, the Vice President of...

UNF provides a statement on test alert system problem

UNF provides a statement on test alert system problem

July 15, 2020

There was a hiccup in UNF's test alert system over the weekend, with some people receiving the automated phone call hours after receiving the text alert or push notification. In a statement to Spinnaker,...

Combating the Quarantine-15

Combating the Quarantine-15

July 15, 2020

You've heard of the COVID-19, but have you heard of its alleged partner-in-crime, the Quarantine-15? Cousin to the Freshman 15, the Quarantine-15 is said to live in your pantry and fridge among your favorite...

UNF ducks mysteriously die; virus to blame

UNF ducks mysteriously die; virus to blame

July 13, 2020

***See an update on this story here.*** What was initially thought to be a case of "fowl play" on UNF's campus turned out to be the work of a virus -- and before anyone starts panicking about 2020's...

Student Union. Photo credit Jonathan Merin.

UNF holds virtual Apply in July event

July 13, 2020

One upside of the pandemic: an abundance of time now to make big decisions like where you will go to school next. UNF is making this decision a little easier with their virtual Apply in July opportunity. The...

UNF names Bob Greenlaw as COVID-19 Taskforce Coordinator

UNF names Bob Greenlaw as COVID-19 Taskforce Coordinator

July 7, 2020

Bob Greenlaw has been appointed as UNF's COVID-19 taskforce coordinator, according to a UNF Marketing email sent on Tuesday, July 7. In the email, Greenlaw is identified as an "experienced emergency...

Dr. James Sorce. Photo from UNF page listing faculty and staff for Construction Management.

Beloved UNF professor passes away

July 2, 2020

Beloved professor Dr. James Sorce has passed away, according to a tweet from UNF Coach Driscoll late last night. The University has confirmed Dr. Sorce's passing with a heavy heart, and provided...

Lets get lit for Pride

Let’s get lit for Pride

June 30, 2020

We have only a few days left in Pride month, but that doesn't mean it has to end there. Below, you will find six books (a mix of fiction and nonfiction) to carry you through the remaining months of 2020....

UNF announces mask requirement on campus

UNF announces mask requirement on campus

June 25, 2020

In a UNF Marketing email on Thursday, June 25, UNF announced mandatory mask use while on the University's campus "effective immediately." The email states, "To protect the health and safety of the Osprey...

UNF ROTC student claims university mishandled sexual misconduct case

UNF ROTC student claims university mishandled sexual misconduct case

June 19, 2020

A student in the University of North Florida’s U.S. Army ROTC program alleges she was sexually harassed by the program’s Assistant Military Science Professor in October 2019. A female cadet claims...

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Summer 2020 graduation will be virtual

June 15, 2020

Yet another semester is slated to conclude without caps and gowns and the UNF Arena. A second batch of graduates will be receiving degrees without their ceremonial walk in public. Instead, graduation...

UNF releases draft plan to bring students back to campus for Fall semester

UNF releases draft plan to bring students back to campus for Fall semester

June 9, 2020

UNF presented its draft Blueprint for Return to Campus in Fall 2020 on June 8. The Blueprint was approved by the UNF Board of Trustees, according to a UNF Marketing email. Below are highlights of the...

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California State University campuses will remain closed for fall semester

May 13, 2020

Amid uncertainty over campuses opening for the fall semester, the California State University system has made a decision for its 23 campuses: cancel all in-person instruction and continue remote instruction...

Salons and barbershops reopen today-- how can I get a haircut safely?

Salons and barbershops reopen today– how can I get a haircut safely?

May 11, 2020

Barbershops and salons reopen today on the executive order of Governor Ron DeSantis. If you're like most of us, you're probably getting a little shaggy from lack of haircut or dye jobs, and although the...

UNF names Karen Bowling to new position, Vice President of Jobs

UNF names Karen Bowling to new position, Vice President of Jobs

May 7, 2020

Karen Bowling will be the first Vice President of Jobs. According to a May 7 press release, Bowling will be assuming her new position effective immediately, in addition to continuing her position as...

Opening slide welcoming the public to the Florida BOG conference call on May 5, 2020.

BOG plans to reintroduce students to campuses in the Fall

May 6, 2020

The Florida Board of Governors touched briefly on plans to reopen campuses for the Fall semester, as well as discussed how they plan to help students find jobs in the post-pandemic economy in a May 5 three-hour...

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SG fields questions on the Student Emergency Relief Fund

May 6, 2020

Student Body President Ally Schneider and Vice Student Body President Kayla Dougherty hopped on Instagram Live on May 5 to discuss questions they have received about the Student Emergency Relief Fund.  What...

Dr. Richard Buttimer was named dean of the Coggin College of Business on May 6, 2020. He begins his new position on June 27, 2020. Photo courtesy of University of North Florida.

UNF names new Coggin College of Business Dean

May 6, 2020

On May 6, the University of North Florida named Dr. Richard Buttimer Jr. as dean of the Coggin College of Business. His first day as dean will be June 27, 2020. Dr. Buttimer succeeds Dr. Mark Dawkins. “Dr....

UNF Student Emergency Relief Fund nears $700,000 and awards $111,569

UNF Student Emergency Relief Fund nears $700,000 and awards $111,569

May 5, 2020

The University of North Florida community has raised nearly $700,000 for the Student Emergency Relief Fund and scholarships, according to a May 5 press release. The UNF Student Emergency Relief Fund...

Students graduating

Celebrate grads in the state: virtual graduation ceremonies to get in on

May 1, 2020

The class of 2020 will not get to walk across the stage on the day they had planned to for the last four years. The class of 2020 will not get to turn their tassels with their best friend beside them in...

Florida nears 30,000 cases of COVID-19 as states reopen

Florida nears 30,000 cases of COVID-19 as states reopen

April 24, 2020

There are now nearly 30,000 cases of COVID-19 in the state of Florida, as of 10 a.m. on April 24. There have been nearly 1000 deaths in the state associated with COVID-19, according to the Florida Department...

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President Szymanski takes salary reduction to fund Emergency Relief Fund scholarships

April 22, 2020

UNF President Szymanski has taken a 15% salary reduction for 2020 to fund scholarships and need-based aid, some of which will offset costs directly related to COVID-19. In addition to taking the salary...

Jax beaches reopen Friday at 5 p.m.

Jax beaches reopen Friday at 5 p.m.

April 16, 2020

Mayor Lenny Curry has announced that beaches will reopen Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. and will operate on special hours going forward. Beaches will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., and then again from...

William F. “Chip” Klostermeyer. Photo courtesy of UNF.

UNF Names William F. “Chip” Klostermeyer as College of Computing, Engineering & Construction Dean

April 10, 2020

UNF has named William F. "Chip" Klostermeyer as dean of the College of Computing, Engineering & Construction, according to a UNF Marketing email on April 10. Klostermeyer has served as interim...

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UNF professor discovers effects of red tide on coral

April 9, 2020

Dr. Cliff Ross of UNF's Department of Biology and colleagues from other universities have recently discovered effects of red tide on native Florida species like coral, according to a UNF press release. Red...

President Szymanski speaks on COVID-19 challenges, remote instruction, and graduation

President Szymanski speaks on COVID-19 challenges, remote instruction, and graduation

April 7, 2020

Since the world-wide outbreak of COVID-19 shuttered the University and sent students scrambling to adjust to remote instruction, President Szymanski and his administration have worked tirelessly to keep...

UNF poll: Trump 45% approval of addressing COVID-19

UNF poll: Trump 45% approval of addressing COVID-19

April 6, 2020

A UNF Public Opinion Research Lab poll has found 79% of respondents were concerned with personally contracting COVID-19. The poll was released Monday, April 6 and also polled respondents on approval...

JU announces first case of COVID-19

JU announces first case of COVID-19

April 6, 2020

Over the weekend, Jacksonville University announced its first case of COVID-19. According to a tweet from the University, the individual who has fallen ill was a graduate student who lived off campus....

Hicks Hall where One Stop student financial services is located. Photo courtesy of Chartwells

UNF Registrar’s Office lets students know their options ahead of grading option window opening

April 3, 2020

Monday, April 6 will be the first day students can choose to enroll in the new "A/B/S/U" grading option. In an email early Friday morning, the UNF Registrar's Office broke down the options for students...

The graduation that didnt happen: what to do with the cap and gown

The graduation that didn’t happen: what to do with the cap and gown

March 27, 2020

Graduation was cancelled, but you already ordered your cap and gown, so now what? Well, you could return your regalia items. Herff Jones, UNF’s supplier for graduation caps and gowns, has created...

UNF announces first confirmed case of COVID-19 at UNF

UNF announces first confirmed case of COVID-19 at UNF

March 26, 2020

On Thursday, March 26, the University of North Florida announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19. According to an UNF Alert, the individual who has tested positive is a university employee. "It...

UNF extends remote instruction through Summer A and C

UNF extends remote instruction through Summer A and C

March 24, 2020

***You can share how COVID-19 is impacting you by emailing [email protected] Shared stories will be published on our site.*** On Tuesday, March 24, UNF announced the extension of remote instruction...

Panda Express is open at the Student Union.

Paid leave for OPS students not possible due to state legislation

March 18, 2020

***If you are a student who works (OPS or otherwise) and will not be paid for time off, please share your story with [email protected]*** After Student Government asked President Szymanski to grant...

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UNF announces remote instruction extended through the end of the semester

March 17, 2020

Hours after the Florida Board of Governors and State University System ordered it, UNF announced the University's move to hold remote instruction throughout the end of the semester. UNF's Spring graduation...

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UNF graduation may be held online and Spring semester finishes fully online

March 17, 2020

The State University System has confirmed what Ospreys have wondered about since the coronavirus (COVID-19) first began shuttering schools and universities: the fate of graduation at UNF. Graduation...

I voted stickers.

Today is the Florida Primary: here’s what you need to know

March 17, 2020

Despite some states postponing their primaries over concerns of coronavirus, Florida has chosen to go ahead as planned and hold their primary today. You can find your polling place here. Polls close...

The UNF Counseling Center.

The UNF Counseling Center moves in-office appointments to phone in wake of coronavirus

March 16, 2020

On Friday, March 13, the UNF Counseling Center announced that all appointments would now be conducted over the phone to limit the spread of coronavirus. "Due to current circumstances, we are conducting...

The words Police Beat are written in red and white, surrounded by a white square outline. In the background, a University of North Florida Police Department cruiser is tinted blue.

Police beat: Alleged assault with coffee pot

March 16, 2020

Here's the hot...coffee? On March 9, UPD responded to a violent dispute between roommates that entailed a hot pot of coffee. According to the report, a dispute over trash and cleaning escalated between...

A shot was fired inside The Cove dorm, Building V this morning. Phot by Colin McCann

Students feel UPD did not take reports seriously; UPD says “nothing could be further from the truth”

March 13, 2020

Some students in the Cove dormitories are expressing concerns over UPD’s handling of a noise complaint on Feb. 25. The noise complaint was initially reported as possible gunfire around 1 a.m. Drake...

COVID-19 lab test.

Items to stock up on in the case of quarantine

March 12, 2020

With universities shuttered and coronavirus fears still climbing, it might be a good time to consider stockpiling some essential items in the case that you or someone you know falls ill. Some stores...

UNF announces the transition to remote instruction for two week after Spring Break

UNF announces the transition to remote instruction for two week after Spring Break

March 11, 2020

Hours after the Board of Governors recommended universities in Florida transition to online instruction, the University of North Florida has announced its intention to do so. Classes will be held online...

The words Police Beat are written in red and white, surrounded by a white square outline. In the background, a University of North Florida Police Department cruiser is tinted blue.

Police beat: D&D, a soap dispenser was dispensed of, and a violent threat

March 10, 2020

D&D ends with a hospital visit Drunk & Disorderly, that is. A man had a little too much to drink and found himself at Shands hospital. On February 27, three UPD officers were dispatched...

UNFs Fall 2019 Commencement on Friday, December 13, 2019. Photo credit Lili Weinstein.

Correction: Graduation Information

March 6, 2020

Today is the deadline to apply for graduation, and Spinnaker wants to make sure there isn't any confusion surrounding the big day. Spinnaker spoke to Colin McKinney, the Records and Registration Coordinator...

Starbucks suspends use of personal cups; James Bond film release date pushed back

Starbucks suspends use of personal cups; James Bond film release date pushed back

March 5, 2020

As fears of COVID-19 rise, companies are reacting with counter-moves against the spread of the virus. On Wednesday, Starbucks announced they are halting the use of personal-use, reusable cups in an effort...

Elizabeth Warren

Bloomberg, Warren drop after poor Super Tuesday show out

March 5, 2020

Elizabeth Warren and Mike Bloomberg have dropped their bids for the Democratic nomination post-Super Tuesday. https://twitter.com/MikeBloomberg/status/1235224092439187460 In a re-tweet, Elizabeth...

What is Super Tuesday and why is it significant?

What is Super Tuesday and why is it significant?

March 3, 2020

Today is Super Tuesday, one of the most critical days in an election year. Today, 1,357 delegates will be awarded to the five remaining candidates in the Democratic Primary. To put that in perspective,...

UNF elevates response to coronavirus

UNF elevates response to coronavirus

March 2, 2020

UNF has announced the suspension of all University-related travel to China, South Korea, Italy, Japan and Iran for the Spring 2020 term. This includes study-abroad and research-related travel. Previously,...

Biden wins South Carolina, placing him 4 delegates behind Sanders

Biden wins South Carolina, placing him 4 delegates behind Sanders

March 2, 2020

The South Carolina polls closed Saturday night, immediately naming Joe Biden as the state's winner. With the win, Biden garnered 39 delegates. In contrast, Sanders walked away second place with 13 delegates. Tom...

University of Florida logo.

Florida Polytechnic University set to be absorbed by UF

February 25, 2020

A controversial Florida bill looks to merge Florida Polytechnic University (FPU) and New College of Florida into University of Florida, according to reporting by Florida Politics.  Polytechnic...

Social Sciences building. Photo credit Jonathan Merin.

UNF History graduate program ranked #7 in nation

February 25, 2020

The Masters Program Guide has ranked UNF’s History graduate program seventh out of the top ten in the entire nation. Factors considered to make the ranking include: Earnings potential, affordability,...

Albert Colom is UNF’s new Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services.
Photo courtesy Oklahoma State University.

Former UNF employee resigns from University of Wisconsin amid gender discrimination allegations

February 24, 2020

Albert Colom, a former UNF Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services, has resigned from his position at University of Wisconsin Eau Claire after an investigation was launched, prompted by allegations...

Nevada state flag.

Sanders wins Nevada caucus, moves on to South Carolina

February 24, 2020

Bernie Sanders had another big win for his campaign on Saturday, February 22. Despite the early hiccup in Iowa, the Vermont senator has now walked away with three states in the Democratic Primaries, winning...

Kaplan survey suggests increase in law school applicants has to do with the current political climate

Kaplan survey suggests increase in law school applicants has to do with the current political climate

February 21, 2020

A recent Kaplan Test Prep survey suggests that this past admission cycle has seen a 3.3% increase in law school applicants due to the current political climate. The survey asked admissions officers...

Roccos Pizza Food Truck serving free pizza, bread knots, and mozzarella sticks to the UNF students. Photo by Caleb Moseley

Bounce your way to food on the Green

February 19, 2020

Celebrate Homecoming week with Food Trucks for Fun on Thursday, February 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The food trucks will be located on the Green -- a change in scenery from previous years -- and...

Preserved human tongues found under home of former U of Florida professor

Preserved human tongues found under home of former U of Florida professor

February 18, 2020

The home of a former University of Florida professor had a secret beneath its floorboards... According to reporting by WCJB, human remains were found under a home in northwest Gainesville during an...

UNF Student Health Services adds additional screening tool for coronavirus

UNF Student Health Services adds additional screening tool for coronavirus

February 17, 2020

While University of Florida professors have asked students to leave class for health testing related to the novel coronavirus, University of North Florida has added an additional screening tool for the...

UNF SDS asks for students to call the Dean of Students and Student Conduct to overturn the charges brought on by their silent banner drop on February 5, 2020. From UNF SDS Facebook.

Student Conduct reports two dozen calls and 20 emails in support of SDS

February 17, 2020

As of Friday, February 14, Student Conduct has reported approximately two dozen phone calls and 20 emails from those in support of UNF Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) after SDS was referred to...

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Spend your Valentine’s at the opera

February 14, 2020

Fancy the opera? If you’re looking for an on-campus date idea for Valentine’s Day, look no further than the Andrew A. Robinson Theater. Tonight is the final night to view “The Mikado,” a comic...

President Trump cuts student loan forgiveness in new annual budget, expands Pell Grant

President Trump cuts student loan forgiveness in new annual budget, expands Pell Grant

February 13, 2020

In the annual budget for the upcoming 2021 fiscal year, President Trump has chosen to eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, which forgives student loans for those who work full-time in...

This Valentines, have a hot date with Tommy G

This Valentine’s, have a hot date with Tommy G

February 13, 2020

Are you looking for that perfect partner for Valentine’s Day? Tommy G’s will hook you up and book you up. Tomorrow is your last day to experience the love that only Blind Date with a Book can...

Florida state flag.

Florida voter registration deadline next Tuesday

February 12, 2020

Are you registered to vote in the Florida primary? The deadline to register to vote is next Tuesday, February 18. Florida's 2020 primary to determine the Democratic and Republican candidates is fast...

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Sanders wins New Hampshire; on to Nevada

February 12, 2020

Bernie Sanders won last night’s New Hampshire primary – his first clear victory over rival Democrat Pete Buttigieg after an app malfunction in Iowa that resulted in a recanvass by the Iowa Democratic...

UNF SDS comes out to the Abortion Awareness Project on February 11, 2020. Photo credit Courtney Green.

Students for a Democratic Society makes an appearance at anti-abortion event

February 11, 2020

Students for a Democratic Society made an appearance the second day of the anti-abortion demonstration in front of the UNF Student Union. With signs and chants, UNF SDS stood with NextGen as both...

A photo of Professor Miriam Folk from her Facebook profile.

FSCJ professor dies in a crash on Heckscher Drive

February 11, 2020

A two-vehicle crash took the life of Professor Miriam Folk on Monday afternoon, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Folk was attempting to pull out of the Sandollar Restaurant when she was struck...

Today is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day

Today is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day

February 11, 2020

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared February 11 as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day. The Florida Governor made the decision and signed the proclamation into order on January 29, 2020...

UNF SDS asks for students to call the Dean of Students and Student Conduct to overturn the charges brought on by their silent banner drop on February 5, 2020. From UNF SDS Facebook.

Students for a Democratic Society asking students to demand Student Conduct charges be dropped

February 8, 2020

"This is unfair, repressive, and an obvious double standard." -- Monica Martinez, UNF SDS President. On February 5, members of UNF Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) were referred to Student Conduct...

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Five days after the Iowa Caucus, we finally have the results

February 7, 2020

After a mess of epic proportions thanks to a failing app and then jammed phone lines, we finally know who won the Iowa Caucus: Pete Buttigieg and, trailing closely behind, Bernie Sanders. Buttigieg...

Flyer for OZ Fest, Spring 2020.

OZ fest line up announced

February 6, 2020

Osprey Life and Productions has officially announced the line up for OZ Fest -- Gunna and TiDDY. For those unfamiliar, Gunna is a rapper who has previously collaborated with Lil Baby and Young Thug....

Native Sun set to rise again

Native Sun set to rise again

February 6, 2020

A popular, much beloved grab-and-go restaurant that doubled as a deli and food store is set to reopen February 12. Native Sun Natural Foods Market announced its close in August of 2019, effectively...

Severe Weather Alert: UNF Cancelling All Classes and Activities

Severe Weather Alert: UNF Cancelling All Classes and Activities

February 6, 2020

The University has issued an Osprey Alert cancelling all classes and activities after 4:30 p.m. All faculty and administrative offices will also be closed. Residential housing and the Osprey Cafe...

Coronavirus competes to take gold in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Coronavirus competes to take gold in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

February 6, 2020

***This story has been updated to reflect that UNF cancelled all study abroad trips to China on January 31, 2020.*** As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic coordinators announce the competitor pools, there’s just...

Dr. Madeleine Albright meets with members of the UNF community. Photo courtesy of the University.

Photo gallery: Madeleine Albright speaks at UNF

February 6, 2020

Check out these photos from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's visit to UNF last night. Photos courtesy of the University. — For more information or news tips, or if you see an...

President Donald Trump gives his 2019 State of the Union.

Tune in for the State of the Union with Spinnaker

February 4, 2020

President Donald Trump will be giving his final State of the Union for his first term on February 4, 2020. Trump will address Congress on Capitol Hill at 9 p.m. Eastern. He is expected to discuss topics...

Coronavirus outbreak map as of January 24, 2020. Courtesy of the CDC.

Coronavirus update: 2 confirmed cases in the U.S.

January 24, 2020

There are now 2 confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 in the United States. The newest patients has been identified as a Chicago woman in her 60s who visited China and returned on January 13. Since...

Jonathan Catherman. Photo credit Romario Gardner.

Taylor Leadership Institute kicks off the spring semester

January 23, 2020

The Taylor Leadership Institute kicked off the spring semester with a Mentorship Orientation session on Jan. 22. The session was an opportunity for both mentors and students apprentices to meet (some for...

Many people in China have begun wearing face masks to limit respiratory spread of the virus.

Novel Coronavirus 2019 confirmed in United States

January 22, 2020

A new virus is on the rise, with 300 people now confirmed to have fallen ill, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first confirmed case of the virus in the United States was...

Photo by Mark Judson

It’s Greek to me: a guide to sororities and fraternities at UNF

January 17, 2020

With Rush Week in the air, you might have a lot to consider if you’re thinking about joining a frat or sorority. And, if you’ve heard about sororities and fraternities before but never learned exactly...

Program spotlight: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters

Program spotlight: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters

January 15, 2020

UNF’s focus on mental health is well known, but lesser known is a Masters degree path here at UNF that trains the therapists of tomorrow. Dr. Robert Zeglin, Program Director for the Clinical Mental...

Shari Shuman looks back on her time at UNF and ahead to the future

Shari Shuman looks back on her time at UNF and ahead to the future

January 14, 2020

Vice President of Administration and Finance Shari Shuman is preparing to swoop out of the Osprey nest as her last day of work -- Friday, January 31 -- approaches. Spinnaker sat down with Shuman to discuss...

President Szymanski announced Shumans retirement on January 8, 2020.

Shari Shuman to retire

January 9, 2020

Shari Shuman, Vice President of Administration and Finance, is retiring.  According to an email announcement made by President Szymanski, Shuman’s last day will be January 31, at which time Scott...

Extra charges to meal memberships now corrected

Extra charges to meal memberships now corrected

January 8, 2020

It might have looked like you bit off more than you could chew at the beginning of this semester, when meal memberships were being charged multiple times. At this time, the issue has been corrected and...

Students waiting in line for food at Party in the Plaza event.

Spring into action with UNF’s Spring Week of Welcome: snacks, food trucks, and Harry Potter

January 6, 2020

Welcome back, Ospreys! As the Spring semester officially kicks off its first day of classes, check out these exciting events throughout the week. On Monday, January 6, get your grub on with some welcome-back-snacks...

Still looking for classes?

Still looking for classes?

December 20, 2019

With the spring semester fast approaching, it's crunch time on figuring out what to take. Consider these classes to carry you into the new decade. EUH 3411 Ancient Rome (FC) (CRN 10123) Meeting on...

Ready for that report card?

Ready for that report card?

December 17, 2019

Grades are available for view this Friday through MyWings. If you're looking for validation in all of your academic efforts, first login to MyWings and get past the two-factor authentication step. Then...

UNFs Fall 2019 Commencement on Friday, December 13, 2019. Photo credit Lili Weinstein.

Ospreys get their wings at UNF’s Fall 2019 Commencement

December 16, 2019

If you missed graduation this past Friday, here are a some photos from the celebration! Congratulations, Ospreys! — For more information or news tips, or if you see an error in this story...

For every one you see, there are a hundred you don’t see: fragrance sensitivity, disability, and UNF

For every one you see, there are a hundred you don’t see: fragrance sensitivity, disability, and UNF

December 13, 2019

Imagine you catch a whiff of someone’s perfume or lotion and become debilitated from headaches and migraines for hours, if not days, afterwards. For Melissa La Manna, Shannon York and around a hundred...

Luther and Blanche Coggin. Photo courtesy of UNF.

In memory of Luther Coggin

December 13, 2019

Businessman and philanthropist Luther Coggin passed away on Tuesday, December 10. While his name was a familiar one to the city of Jacksonville, he was also an important figure to the University of North...

Med school might be on your horizon, but free tuition is not

Med school might be on your horizon, but free tuition is not

December 12, 2019

According to a recent study conducted by Kaplan, nearly half of pre-med students polled (47%) think medical schools should go completely tuition free for all students. Another 19% of pre-meds thought medical...

Kernan road closure sign. Photo credit Lili Weinstein.

Graduating Friday? Prepare for the Kernan Blvd closure

December 12, 2019

If you're graduating Friday, be prepared for the worst traffic of your life -- and not because of everyone else graduating and their families pouring into UNF's circular campus. The north intersection...

UFF-UNFs fight for a raise in faculty salaries

UFF-UNF’s fight for a raise in faculty salaries

December 9, 2019

You might have noticed the signs near the Student Union: UNF faculty are being paid 17% less than the median salary range of faculty at other State University System institutions.  The UNF chapter...

President Szymanski releases statement regarding bathroom vandalism

President Szymanski releases statement regarding bathroom vandalism

December 4, 2019

President Szymanski has released a statement sent out to the entire Osprey community regarding the recent report of vandalism in bathrooms in Founder's Hall (Building 2) and Skinner Jones Hall (Building...

Get the taste of Christmas when giving to children in need this Tuesday

Get the taste of Christmas when giving to children in need this Tuesday

November 30, 2019

UNF students are fundraising this Tuesday, December 3 at Cookies and Creme Jax Beach in order to provide Christmas themed gift baskets to children at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Nick Griffith, a...

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram down amid Thanksgiving outages

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram down amid Thanksgiving outages

November 28, 2019

This story was updated 1:30 p.m., Thursday, November 28, 2019. Have you tried getting on Facebook this morning? If so, you might have seen this error message: Around 10:30 a.m., Instagram posted...

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