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Students, faculty, and staff dispute efficacy of advising at UNF

April 18, 2014

[nicevideo link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBlZP3zNsE8"] Julia Bevis left her advising meeting feeling worse than when she went in. But Bevis, a sculpture senior on academic probation, accepted...

Skate park closed from July till pilot program starts

April 15, 2014

[nicevideo link= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idrgv4JLS5k"]Without an attendant, the skate park will close July 1. Student Affairs (SA) is working on a pilot program so the park could open for Summer...

Students with chickenpox isolated to stop spread

April 8, 2014

[nicevideo link= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjjV3HqMXbs"] Video by Blake Middleton *UPDATED* -  4/9/14 at 12:55 p.m. Those who never had chickenpox or the vaccine will want to pay attention:...

Budget and Allocations Feb. 17

March 3, 2014

Travel request approved UNF Enactus, a business oriented club, requested $2,500 to travel to and compete at the 2014 Enactus United States National Exposition in Cincinnati, Ohio. The competition is from...

Thefts at the Wellness Complex, and more

February 26, 2014

The following information is all according to UNFPD reports. Injured person (Bldg. 59) - Feb. 20 An officer was dispatched at 11:15 a.m. in response to an injured UNF faculty member. The officer...

Student reports hate crime

February 19, 2014

[nicevideo link=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIyZiWLXVfM] Feb. 20 at 6:15 p.m. UPDATE -- UNF* sent a crime alert to all student emails at 5:50 p.m. on Feb. 20 about the hate crime. Feb. 21 at 6:30...

Student reports sexual battery

February 19, 2014

An officer was dispatched to Osprey Cove on Feb.16 to meet with a victim of possible sexual battery. The female victim, 19, said she had been sexually battered. She said a male suspect came into her room...

Unlicensed driver arrested, and truck fire extinguished

February 19, 2014

The following information is all according to UNFPD reports. Theft (Bldg 9) - Feb. 11 Items: a 15” grey and silver colored Asus laptop, a black laptop case, a pair of white Apple headphones,...

UNFPD seeks information on string of thefts

February 14, 2014

UNFPD posted an alert on their website asking for assistance in identifying two suspects involved in multiple burglaries and thefts that happened on campus. According to UNFPD’s report, the first incident...

Employee reports fraudulent money transfer

February 13, 2014

The following information is all according to UNFPD reports. A fraud investigation is pending after a private campus employee was misled into giving her computer access to a suspect, who then took control...

Third damaged water fountain, and more

February 13, 2014

The following information is all according to UNFPD reports.   Property damage (Bldg. 14) - Feb. 2 A third Elkay hydration station water filler was damaged this semester on Feb. 2, and four blue...

Student reports sexual assault

February 13, 2014

The following information is according to a UNFPD report. An officer was dispatched to UNF Police Department Building 14 on Feb. 11 to meet with a student victim regarding a sexual assault investigation. The...

Three thefts, and possible fraud

February 9, 2014

The following information is all according to UNFPD reports. Theft (Bldg. 45) - Feb. 3 Items: Wallet, Student ID, Florida Driver’s License, Wells Fargo Debit and Credit Card, Visa, and Mastercard....

Three officers detain combative driver for DUI

February 7, 2014

Lawrence Carlton Sibley II, a Jacksonville resident, was arrested for a DUI on Jan. 20, and had to be detained by three officers, according to a UNF police report. An officer stated he observed Sibley...

Online ISQs are here to stay

February 5, 2014

From now on, UNF students will be rating professors online. UNF officially switched from paper Instructional Satisfaction Questionnaire (ISQ) forms to online forms in the fall 2013 semester. Marianne...

Sigma Chi branded with hazing accusation

January 22, 2014

Hazing allegations were leveled at the Kappa Beta chapter of Sigma Chi after one member used a coat hanger and blowtorch to brand a pledge on the butt. After Mauricio Gonzalez, VP of Student and International...

UNF student Daniel Orlandi dies

January 9, 2014

UNF student Daniel A. Orlandi, 28, died on Jan. 6 of a gunshot wound, according to UPD. Orlandi was a Mechanical Engineering junior. He was not registered for the Spring 2014 semester. Orlandi was a...

Golf player Tess Huber dies in plane crash

December 9, 2013

UNF student Tess Rochelle Huber, 20, was killed in a plane crash Dec. 8, according to an Osprey Update email sent to all student emails. The crash happened near Atlantic Blvd. around 6:20 p.m. according...

Health care benefits made available for students working on campus

December 6, 2013

Students working on campus could qualify for health care benefits. Michael McGuire, Director of Student Government Affairs, said there are 60-65 student employees that this law could apply to. Starting...

Three auditors and a university

November 22, 2013

UNF has three internal auditors. Director of Internal Auditing Robert Berry said he may see the need for more in the future. “I think three is a decent number, but the university is obviously growing...

Parking: Why now?

November 14, 2013

An $8 million parking garage* is being built next semester -- something President John Delaney did not see the need for in June. Delaney said he originally thought garages would be built on the...

Will Cooper: remembered

November 5, 2013

Danielle King was with her boyfriend the night he was killed in a motorcycle accident. Will Cooper had just taken a test he was stressed about. King and Cooper decided to go to the Boathouse for a while...

Male student dies in Halloween motorcycle crash

November 4, 2013

William Cooper, 22, business administration student and assistant swim coach at Paxon School for Advanced Studies, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Oct. 31. He was headed North on 295 at a high...

New water filling stations available around campus

October 30, 2013

You don’t have to run to the bathroom to fill your water bottle anymore -- there are filling stations for that now. Physical Facilities finished installing 18 new hydration water stations Oct....

Gun possibly pulled on campus

October 23, 2013

A student reported that a a gun was pulled in garage 38. The alleged aggravated assault was reported to UPD at 11:52 a.m. on Oct. 23. The suspect was described as a white male. Chief Charles Strudel...

UNF favors Crist

October 22, 2013

A poll was conducted on campus revealing Charlie Crist leading Gov. Rick Scott by 5 percent. The poll was conducted between Sept. 30 and Oct. 8. About 180 of the participating 526 registered voters...

UNF student arrested in child sex sting

October 21, 2013

UNF student Jared Snow was charged with two felonies following a Clay County child sex sting. According to a Clay County report, Snow was arrested on Oct. 13 for traveling to meet a minor and engage...

Campus voyeurism court update

October 10, 2013

Joshua Hott appeared in court Oct. 8 at the Duval County Courthouse and pleaded guilty to video voyeurism charges. His request to travel was granted. The incident took place on campus May 30. According...

A question of state control

October 9, 2013

Student Body President Carlo Fassi believes UNF should control itself. Fassi said a June 2013 report presented at the Sept. 12 Florida Board of Governors meeting favors more state control over public...

Parking lot security cameras not for recognizing faces

October 4, 2013

After a series of burglaries in Lots 55 and 10, UPD was unable to identify any suspects although there was security footage of the crime scenes. “There are technologies where you can probably get...

Students represent for world peace

September 19, 2013

On Sept. 19, UNF held its third annual International Day of Peace celebration at the Student Union. The main goal through this event was to raise awareness for the need for world peace. The Osprey...

Environmental artwork on display on Lufrano

August 28, 2013

Pastel artist Richard Lundgren’s work captures scenes of nature that he sees disappearing as the environment changes. These scenes can now be seen at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery in an exhibition...

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