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Jeanne Gilbert, General Assignment Reporter

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Professors Sean Freeder and Seth Warner discussed free speech and affirmative action with students and fellow professors on Sept. 20.

UNF hosts forum for faculty to discuss free speech on college campuses

Jeanne Gilbert, News Editor October 2, 2023

Earlier this year, the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill requiring all Florida state universities to establish an Office of Public Policy Events and host at least four debates or group forums...

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President announces 5% raise, extended vacations for eligible UNF faculty and staff

Jeanne Gilbert and Carter Mudgett September 26, 2023

Faculty and staff at the University of North Florida will soon get a 5% pay increase and extended time off for Thanksgiving and Winter Break, President Moez Limayem announced in an email Tuesday morning.  This...

The Red Zone is a heightened time of sexual assault on college campuses occurring from the beginning of the Fall semester to Thanksgiving break (Photo edited to appear red).

From now till Thanksgiving, staying safe during “the Red Zone” at UNF

Jeanne Gilbert, News Editor September 21, 2023

Women attending college between the ages of 18-24 are three times more likely to be sexually assaulted than women in general, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. During this period...

Faculty Association President Mike Binder.

Board of Trustees approve post-tenure review policy 12-1 as UNF faculty look on in disappointment

Carter Mudgett and Jeanne Gilbert September 18, 2023

“Good luck hiring people. They’re not going to come.” Those were the final words from faculty as they swept out of the University of North Florida Board of Trustees quarterly meeting Monday morning....

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UNF to make the swap from Duo to Microsoft Authenticator

Jeanne Gilbert, News Editor September 16, 2023

The University of North Florida is introducing a new two-factor authentication system to campus: Microsoft Authenticator. Students, faculty and staff will have two weeks to make the swap from Duo, starting...

An area behind the UNF Library has been fenced off to serve as a staging area for construction.

Detour! What to know about construction across campus

Jeanne Gilbert, Reporter September 10, 2023

Students at the University of North Florida returning to school for the fall may have noticed many construction sites across campus; here’s what’s under construction this fall.  Most projects include...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) speaks with Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Doug Pederson during the second half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Jaguars prepare for kickoff Sunday after second-ever undefeated preseason

Jeanne Gilbert, General Assignment Reporter September 8, 2023

With a 31-18 win over the Miami Dolphins on Aug. 26, the Jacksonville Jaguars closed out their second ever undefeated preseason, over two decades after their first in 1997. Only two other teams of the...

The University of North Florida announced Monday that its campus would be shut down on Tuesday and Wednesday, aside from food and shelter for students living on campus. Construction materials were secured and campus was largely devoid of students before Idalia made landfall.

UNF classes, activities to resume Thursday, university says

Carter Mudgett and Jeanne Gilbert August 30, 2023

After closing for two days in preparation for Hurricane Idalia, the University of North Florida announced Wednesday evening that its campus will resume normal operations on Thursday. Shuttle and on-campus...

The Green, located at the center of UNFs campus, is a popular spot for students trying to relax between classes. A smaller school than UF or FSU, many students can find quiet spots across campus to study, read and hang out.

What do students think of UNF’s 25,000 enrollment goal?

Jeanne Gilbert, General Assignment Reporter August 21, 2023

The University of North Florida Board of Trustees recently approved a new strategic plan, outlining a variety of goals for the university to accomplish over the next five years. Among these is a plan to...

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Where to celebrate Independence Day around Jacksonville: Food, Fireworks, and More

Jeanne Gilbert, Reporter July 3, 2023

Independence Day is almost here and many exciting events are planned in the Jacksonville area. With no classes on the 4th, students and faculty have the perfect opportunity to spend their day off enjoying...

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