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Braille Initiative aims to put signs on UNF buildings

‘Braille Initiative’ aims to put signs on UNF buildings

May 26, 2017

Visually impaired students have to guess which building they are in due to the lack of exterior braille signs on campus. Kimberly McKarin, a junior majoring in political science, memorizes her way...

Former diver student becomes pole athlete

Former diver student becomes pole athlete

April 13, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtEAz_b5G28 Fernanda Robles moved to Jacksonville after the UNF dive team offered her a four year scholarship in 2012. Two years later, her athletic career took an unexpected...

Students prepare for Super Smash Bros final every Wednesday

Students prepare for Super Smash Bros final every Wednesday

April 5, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2SdaH9H5ZA It almost feels like time-traveling. A millennial Super Smash Bros. community gathers within the same physical space each week to battle against players sitting...

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Campus MovieFest: students display directorial talent

March 15, 2017

Filming a movie in seven days sounds like a nightmare for any director. However, students relished the challenge and Campus MovieFest screened the best 16 five-minute movies Monday in the Robinson Theater. The...

Viewpoints clash during abortion protest; UNFPD called

Viewpoints clash during abortion protest; UNFPD called

March 13, 2017

[wzslider] Conflicting public abortion demonstrations resulted in police presence on campus Friday, when pro-choice demonstrators erased pro-life messages from the sidewalk and stepped on their microphone...

Official and Alternative Sex Week take over campus this week

Official and Alternative Sex Week take over campus this week

March 8, 2017

UNF’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center and Pride Club, a student organization, present Sex Week and Alternative Sex Week to the campus community, from March 6 to 9. LGBT Resource...

Pride Club fights back, provides Alternative Sex Week events

Pride Club fights back, provides Alternative Sex Week events

February 27, 2017

The previously cancelled events Polyamory and Ethical Non-monogamy and Coming out Kinky will take place during the same time as Sex Week, from March 6 to 10. The student organization PRIDE decided to...

Health care providers donate nearly $900,000 to UNFs Mental Health Graduate Nursing Program

Health care providers donate nearly $900,000 to UNF’s Mental Health Graduate Nursing Program

February 24, 2017

Six Jacksonville health care organizations donated close to $900,000 to UNF's Mental Health Graduate Nursing Program.  St. Vincent’s HealthCare, Baptist Health, Brooks Rehabilitation, Flagler Hospital,...

Members of the UNF community held a candle light vigil to honor George Louissaint Jr. Photo by Lili Weinstein

UNF community honors George Louissaint Jr. with candlelit vigil

February 21, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU6iQLbr_0E Students and members of the community gathered Monday evening to remember George Louissaint, Jr. and say goodbye to him. As the sun came down, the memorial...

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Demand for counseling appointments increase after death of UNF students

February 20, 2017

The demand for counseling appointments increased with the disappearance — and subsequent death — of UNF student George Louissaint, Jr., said Counseling Center Director Andrew King. “I think it...

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UNF’s Sex Week is back on track

February 13, 2017

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center said UNF Sex Week 2017 will still be happening from March 6 to 10, despite recent changes to the schedule. The LGBT Resource Center released...

UNF Sex Week events cancelled by officials

UNF Sex Week events cancelled by officials

February 9, 2017

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource had to remove the panels “Polyamory vs. Cheating” and “Coming out Kinky” from the Sex Week program, happening  from March 6 to March...

Students watching and asking questions. Photo by Marielisa Martinez

Black Men of Influence inspires students at UNF to become leaders

February 3, 2017

Three African-American leaders talked with UNF students about the benefits of mentoring in overall education and the effect of slavery in black’s people development. “Mentoring doesn't always have...

UNF Provost, Earle Traynham, will retire from his position next summer

UNF Provost, Earle Traynham, will retire from his position next summer

February 3, 2017

President Delaney announced the retirement of UNF’s Provost, Earle Traynham, last Tuesday through a faculty-wide email. Delaney indicated that he will consult with Radha Pyati, the president of the...

Garbage is catalogued again on the green at Osprey Plaza

October 24, 2014

How much is UNF really recycling? Not all garbage is trash. Or at least that's what the Garbage on the Green team tried to explain with their annual waste examination at Osprey Plaza on Wednesday, Oct.22. Garbage...

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