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Senator Samantha Mims represented athletes concerned with the decaying state of stadium facilities. 

Photo by Jeremy Collard

Students petition for stadium repairs at final SG senate meeting of the fall

November 24, 2015

Student Government (SG) met for the final session of the Fall semester on Nov. 23 in order to address student athlete concerns over the Hodges Stadium, subsidized printing and to swear in newly elected...

SG President Hailey Guerra rescinded her appointment of Grantham to SG vice president, feeling that the opportunity should be open for everyone.

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Student body president revokes VP appointment

November 24, 2015

President Hailey Guerra announced that she rescinded her appointment of current Chief of Staff Caleb Grantham for vice president, and the position will open up for applications now through Dec. 4 for...

President Hailey Guerra appointed Chief of Staff Caleb Grantham (above) to be the new vice president, pending senate approval.

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BREAKING: Caleb Grantham to replace Jordan Wilson as student body vice president

November 19, 2015

President Hailey Guerra appointed current SG Chief of Staff Caleb Grantham to fill the vice president position left vacant by former VP Jordan Wilson earlier this week. An emergency meeting is set to...

Guns on Campus bill passes Florida House Judiciary Committee

Guns on Campus bill passes Florida House Judiciary Committee

November 19, 2015

The Florida House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 in favor of House Bill 4001, which would allow concealed weapons on college campuses, during the Nov. 19 meeting in its third and final...

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Student Body Vice President Jordan Wilson resigns

November 17, 2015

After serving just over two months in office, SG Vice President (VP) Jordan Wilson officially resigned from his position on Nov. 16 in an email to President Hailey Guerra. Spinnaker received a copy...

Senators unanimously approve the free print funding request. 

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SG committee approves $21,678 from student fees for free printing

November 17, 2015

Student Government (SG) committees met for the last session of the Fall semester in order to pass a funding request for free printing and consider possible initiatives to explore next spring. Budget...

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Senate discusses parking and bringing in electric car charging stations

November 12, 2015

The director of parking services faced inquisitive senators on the chamber floor at the Nov. 9 general senate meeting, as discussions focused on upcoming initiatives including new parking pass monitoring...

Guns on campus vote stirs up Senate meeting

Guns on campus vote stirs up Senate meeting

November 10, 2015

Student Government (SG) members were tasked with sifting through the fall elections plebiscite results, which asked students about concealed carry on campus, as the senate floor opened for discussion at...

HB4001 succesfully passed the Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee, the second of the three it faces. 

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Guns on campus bill gains momentum in Florida House of Representatives

November 5, 2015

Legislation that would allow concealed carry permit holders to bring weapons on college campuses passed through the second of three committees during the Nov. 5 Florida House of Representatives meeting. The...

Budget and Allocations Committee holds discussion on Nov. 2. 

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SG committees expand Sawmill Slough Preserve, talk free printing

November 3, 2015

During the Nov. 2 committee meetings, senators met to discuss the possible expansion of UNF’s nature preserve and announced a funding request for a free printing program this spring. University and...

SG General Election results find students against guns on campus

SG General Election results find students against guns on campus

October 29, 2015

Students voted against having concealed firearms on campus with 51 percent of the vote according to the Fall elections results. There were a total of 1,004 votes cast on the plebiscite, with 512 votes...

Students and SG members turn up heat on gun issue during elections today

Students and SG members turn up heat on gun issue during elections today

October 27, 2015

Students had the opportunity to voice their opinions today over carrying guns on campus during general elections, and dialogue was already heating up in front of the library polling station today. At...

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Senate approves executive shift, executive order announced

October 27, 2015

Executive Branch Senate unanimously approved legislation that would restructure the executive branch in the Oct. 26 meeting, effectively removing presidential responsibility from the actions of the...

New senators, low Osprey Voice participation and more filled up SG’s Monday night committee agenda

New senators, low Osprey Voice participation and more filled up SG’s Monday night committee agenda

October 21, 2015

    Student Government (SG) committees toiled through a set of agenda items in the Oct. 19 meetings, with a combination of leadership shifts and an influx of newly appointed senators demonstrating...

Senate President Chase Baker observes senators in discussion. 

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Senate places power in the hands of the students, passes elections commissioner referendum

October 13, 2015

During the Oct. 12 general senate meeting, senators were faced with the decision to turn over elections power to the students, and heard office reports from the University and Student Affairs Chairwoman...

The Public Relations Student Society of America went before Budget and Allocations Committee (BAC) with a travel request that will enable members to attend a convention in Atlanta, GA.

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SG committee acts on legislation shifting election commissioner protections, other business attended to

October 6, 2015

Student Government committees had a full plate served at the Student Union on Monday night, dealing with rounds of travel request presentations, referendums and concerns involving the last month’s...

Three new senators and two justices were sworn in by the Chief Justice. 

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SG lobbying efforts to address guns on campus, two associate justices three senators sworn in at Senate meeting

September 28, 2015

At the Sept. 28 Student Government (SG) Senate meeting, Vice President Jordan Wilson reported to senators that preliminary discussions with Southern Strategy lobbyist and former UNF Student Government...

Senators reviewing the meeting’s agenda. 

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Six SG candidates await appointment, $2,402 approved in travel requests

September 21, 2015

Four students seeking general Senate seats were each unanimously approved by the Government Oversight Committee (GOC) during their meeting on Sept. 21. The candidates will return to the Student Government...

Former Osprey basketball star Parker Smith goes pro, signs with Spanish team

Former Osprey basketball star Parker Smith goes pro, signs with Spanish team

September 18, 2015

Former UNF basketball player Parker Smith signed with the Araberri Basketball Club in August. Smith is one of two Americans to join Araberri, which is part of Spain’s LEB Silver League. Smith,...

Jordan Wilson, Justin Dato, and Glehn Von Loh swearing in to their student government positions.

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Senate appoints new SG vice president and three senators

September 14, 2015

Jordan Wilson was sworn in as Student Government vice president after senators heard the VP hopeful’s qualification speech on the chamber floor during the Senate meeting Sept. 14. The new Vice President...

SG Committees forward VP and five senator appointments to Senate, pass $8,180 request for Wellness Center

SG Committees forward VP and five senator appointments to Senate, pass $8,180 request for Wellness Center

August 31, 2015

Student Government (SG) Senate committees approved a new vice president and passed a funding request from the Wellness Center in the first committee meetings of the fall on Aug. 31. All of the Senate...

Student Body President Hailey Guerra announces Jordan Wilson as her Vice President.

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Senate approves $120,000 for Homecoming, Guerra announces decision for Vice President

August 24, 2015

SG Senators passed a special request for Homecoming Committee’s comedy show, and President Hailey Guerra announced her choice for Vice President during Senate’s first meeting of the Fall Aug 24. Homecoming’s...

The Skate Park: A history of back-and-forth and what the future holds for UNF’s concrete wasteland

The Skate Park: A history of back-and-forth and what the future holds for UNF’s concrete wasteland

April 30, 2015

UPDATE - 5/21/15 at 2:54 p.m. After weeks of uncertainty regarding the fate of the UNF skate park, UNF officials closed and demolished the park on Wednesday, May 20. No announcement was made. Despite...

As provost, Traynham oversees allocation of budget and faculty resources to UNF’s seven different colleges. 
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The search continues: UNF to host provost interviews

April 24, 2015

Interviews for seven potential new provosts are set to be conducted April 24 and April 27 in the President’s Conference Room via video feed. There are currently 108 total applicants on file for the...

Getting a raise: UNF Board of Trustees votes to increase faculty pay

Getting a raise: UNF Board of Trustees votes to increase faculty pay

April 14, 2015

A vote to increase eligible faculty salary by 4 percent across the board was made in the April 13 Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, as the United Faculty of Florida and the BOT reached a consensus in...

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Spring-elect senators sworn in, Legislative elections held

April 14, 2015

A total of 17 new Student Government (SG) senators were sworn in during the April 13 meeting, with their first votes cast just moments later while electing members of the Legislative Branch. The Red...

The Auxiliary Oversight Committee met in J. J. Daniel Hall to discuss
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Printing costs could increase after free print lab undercuts revenue

April 10, 2015

UNF’s Auxiliary Oversight Committee (AOC) met April 8 to discuss a possible 44 percent increase to Pay to Print fees, along with five other requests involving new student fees, budget requests...

Senate committees discuss Boathouse renovation, senator absences

Senate committees discuss Boathouse renovation, senator absences

April 7, 2015

Budget and Allocations Student Government (SG) President Joseph Turner appeared before the April 6 Budget and Allocations Committee (BAC) to initiate a special funding request for a proposed Boathouse...

Spring elections validated at March 30 Senate meeting

March 31, 2015

The Spring 2015 elections results were validated in a 19-3-2 Senate vote on March 30, solidifying the United Party’s sweep of the polls earlier this month. With the vote, no further judicial complaints...

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Approved: SG Senators fund requests, announce budget authorization

March 25, 2015

Student Government (SG) Senator Blake Kennedy began the March 23 Senate Budget and Allocations Committee (BAC) meeting by announcing that the recent budget proposal has officially been passed and signed...

Greater heights: UNF Physics Department soars into the stratosphere

Greater heights: UNF Physics Department soars into the stratosphere

March 9, 2015

A team from the UNF Physics Department participated in a world record space flight on Feb. 20 in Tuscon, Ariz., as commercial space aviation company World View Enterprises, Inc. successfully flew a...

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