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Police Beat for the week of July 17

July 17, 2013

June 26 Sick Person/Suicidal Person (Osprey Fountains): A UPD officer was sent to the Osprey Fountains in response to a wellness check. Upon arriving, the officer met with a Resident Life coordinator....

Delaney receives contract extension

June 25, 2013

The UNF Board of Trustees approved a contract extension for president John Delaney in a specially-called board meeting Tuesday. The new contract lasts until 2018 and was restructured to create more...

UNF offering new bachelor’s degree

June 10, 2013

UNF will begin offering a new bachelor's of social work degree in the 2013-14 school year. According to a press release, the university is accepting applications for the program until July 1. The program...

June 1 DUI Police Beat

June 10, 2013

June 1 DUI (Garage 44): A UPD officer responded to a car accident in front of the Fine Arts Garage. Upon arriving at the scene, the officer found both passengers sitting on the sidewalk. Both admitted...

UNF graduate student receives Guy Harvey Scholarship

June 7, 2013

UNF graduate student Arianne Leary has received a $5,000 Guy Harvey Scholarship. According to a press release from UNF, the scholarship was created to recognize students at Florida universities who...

UNF planning new olympic-sized pool

June 7, 2013

UNF plans to build a new olympic-sized pool just north of the Student Wellness Complex. According to a press release from UNF, the university will continue to use the current Aquatic Center until after...

Classes cancelled Thursday for Tropical Storm

June 6, 2013

UNF has cancelled classes held after 4:30 p. m. because of Tropical Storm Andrea. According to a press release from UNF, all university employees are permitted to leave at 4:30 p. m.. The Paxon...

June 3 Senate meeting update

June 3, 2013

SG selling Jaguars tickets SG will continue to sell Jaguars tickets to UNF students this fall. They have 500 tickets available for each of the seven home games during the regular season. SG plans to...

Governor Rick Scott vetoes tuition increase

June 3, 2013

Governor Rick Scott vetoed a three percent tuition increase May 20. In a letter to Florida university board of trustee chairs on May 24, Scott said tuition increases essentially serve as tax hikes on...

Police Beat for Intercession Period

May 28, 2013

April 27 Injured Person (Osprey Hall) - A UPD officer responded to an injury behind Building Z of the Osprey Hall. Upon arriving, the officer noticed a man being treated by Jacksonville Fire and Rescue...

Board of Trustee meeting update

May 28, 2013

The UNF Board of Trustees held a meeting on Thursday, May 23. Highlights from the meetings include: The average SAT score for incoming freshman rose to 1213 for the 2012-13 school year. Last...

Carlo Fassi elected FSA chair

May 23, 2013

  Student Body President Carlo Fassi was elected Tuesday, May 21 as chair of the Florida Student Association. According to a press release from SG, the FSA chair holds a seat on the Florida...

UNF graduate and employee dies in crash

May 14, 2013

Recent UNF graduate and Campus Recreation employee Joe Sherman died in a motorcycle accident Monday, May 6. According to a press release from Student Affairs, Sherman died Monday night when the...

May 8 senate meeting update

May 13, 2013

Positions Confirmed Bennett Smith was confirmed as an Associate Chief Justice by unanimous consent. Haley Guerra was confirmed as Director of Governmental Affairs by unanimous consent. Both...

State audit questions UNF’s financial reporting

April 1, 2013

A State of Florida Auditor General report indicated ‘significant deficiencies’ in some financial reporting at UNF. The report, which was released in March, specifically questions a credit line the...

Smoking ban forum held on campus

March 27, 2013

On the first day back from spring break, March 25, UNF held an open forum for students, faculty, and staff to voice their opinions on the recently proposed campus tobacco ban. One student was in attendance. Stephanie...

Tobacco ban proposed for UNF

March 14, 2013

UNF students’ right to light up on campus may go up in smoke. Healthy Osprey and the Safety Council are proposing a tobacco ban on campus, which would take effect Aug. 2014. According to the policy...

Dance Marathon raises money, awareness for children

February 12, 2013

Hundreds of students packed the UNF Arena to participate in the fifth annual Dance Marathon. However, for the students involved, the event was the culmination of a yearlong effort. Abigail Forness,...

Campus pastor sparks controversy on green

January 23, 2013

A Christian, an Atheist and a pastor walked onto the UNF Green. The pastor said, “She pulled out her breasts and they were like big ole’ cantaloupes.” The surrounding students broke out...

UNF exempts some freshman from housing mandate

November 28, 2012

The UNF President’s Office allowed upwards of 200 exemptions for the freshman housing mandate in Fall 2012, the first semester of its implementation. President John Delaney said the majority of exemptions...

UNF employee arrested for theft

November 18, 2012

Correction: Due to a reporter's error, Taurean Watson's first name was misspelled in an earlier version of this story. Updated Nov. 19 at 9:45 a.m. A UNF Physical Facilities employee was arrested Nov....

Boathouse acquires liquor license

November 6, 2012

The Boathouse recently obtained a liquor license, and is now serving liquor as part of its bar menu. Korey Konopasek, UNF’s director of operations for Chartwells, said the liquor license cost...

Exit polling reveals Red Party lead after first day of SG Senate elections

October 24, 2012

The Red Party leads the Yellow Party 59.8 percent to 37.1 percent, according to exit polls conducted on the first day of fall Student Government Senate elections. The remaining 3.1 percent of students...

UNF poll indicates Bill Nelson lead

October 19, 2012

Results from a poll conducted by UNF students reveal a 50 percent to 40 percent lead for incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson over Connie Mack IV. Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political...

UNF Intercultural Center for PEACE makes room for student lounge

October 10, 2012

The Intercultural Center for PEACE added glass doors to the first floor of the Student Union East Building during the first week of October to create a lounge space for its students. Karmele Oupa...

New York Times removed from campus

October 4, 2012

The New York Times is no longer available in print on campus after years of being funded by multiple entities on campus. The paper is still available online, via myWings, but students are limited...

COAS looks for new criminology, criminal justice chair

September 20, 2012

The College of Arts and Sciences at UNF has begun the search for a new chairperson for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Michael Hallett, the current chairman, said he is staying...

UNF launches program to reduce alcohol, drug abuse on campus

September 14, 2012

UNF’s Student Conduct Office launched its Medical Amnesty Program Monday, which aims to promote responsible action in cases of alcohol poisoning or drug overdose. Andrea Adams-Manning, UNF’s...

Delta Nu Alpha Foundation awards national scholarship to 2 UNF students

August 27, 2012

By Gordon Rhyne, Staff Reporter The Delta Nu Alpha Foundation recently awarded scholarships to two UNF Coggin College of Business students. Transportation and logistics seniors Taylor Barry,...

UNF students adjust to the new school year

August 21, 2012

As UNF’s Fall 2012 semester began Monday, students encountered several changes implemented on campus during the summer session. The university opened its new Osprey Cafe and altered the Osprey...

UNF ranks in on Forbes magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” 2012 list

August 12, 2012

Forbes magazine released its annual rankings of American colleges and universities, featuring UNF ranked at #427 out of 650. UNF, which placed 491st last year, is ranked ahead of other Florida universities...

Tickets to Obama campaign event draw people to UNF

July 18, 2012

A long line spread through UNF’s Student Union for much of Tuesday, as people waited eagerly to get their hands on a ticket to see President Barack Obama speak.  With November’s general election...

3LAU to headline 5th annual Osprey Tailgate Classic

July 17, 2012

Osprey Productions announced Monday house music producer and DJ 3LAU as the featured artist of this year’s Osprey Tailgate Classic. Justin “3LAU” is a 21-year-old college student who tours...

EVE Awards shine light on 2 UNF professors

June 28, 2012

The Florida Times-Union spotlighted two UNF figures Friday, June 1, at the 43rd annual EVE Awards. The event, which recognizes Jacksonville women, included a keynote from Distinguished Visiting Scholar...

UNF Board of Trustees approve Budget, names for Buildings 3 and 4

June 21, 2012

Headed by President John Delaney, the UNF Board of Trustees approved the 2012-2013 school budget, which totals $131,684, 574. There are no major changes to the budget that should concern students, President...

NCAA officials, general volunteers keep the meet in momentum

May 25, 2012

As UNF hosts the 2012 Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary Championship May 24-26, it along with the NCAA heavily rely on the work of volunteers to ensure that the three-day meet runs...

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