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UNF center in Downtown Jacksonville helps new entrepreneurs

UNF center in Downtown Jacksonville helps new entrepreneurs

July 12, 2019

A Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, located downtown, is providing students with a place to live and an office space as they work to start their new business.  The entrepreneurship program...

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Tropical depression expected to form in Gulf this weekend

July 9, 2019

The chances of tropical storms and hurricanes rise during Hurricane Season. According to The Hurricane Center, now there’s an 80 percent chance that a tropical storm could develop from a low-pressure...

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UNF to launch new Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree program

July 5, 2019

The Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree program, which UNF will launch in August, will help its students gain the competitive edge needed in the high-growth logistics industry,...

The bigger story behind Governor DeSantis’ antisemitism bill

The bigger story behind Governor DeSantis’ antisemitism bill

July 2, 2019

There are rising concerns about how a new antisemitism bill will affect students' ability to criticize Israel and participate in challenging conversations on campus.   House bill, HB741, was signed...

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Update: UNF’s controversial partnership with University of Haifa

June 25, 2019

UNF signed a controversial agreement that establishes a partnership with the University of Haifa during a recent trip to Israel with Governor Ron DeSantis. “This agreement will allow for student exchanges,...

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How college students can develop better eating habits

June 21, 2019

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol8KulpuUKk[/embedyt] By now, most college students are familiar with the term “ultra-processed foods” and its association with health concerns. You know...

UNF offers full scholarships to future educators

UNF offers full scholarships to future educators

June 20, 2019

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah9tDYEQlNg[/embedyt] UNF is offering scholarships that will help historically underrepresented students who want to pursue careers in education. UNF plans...

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is coming to UNF

June 10, 2019

A production for The Wonderful Wizard Oz is coming to the Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater June 16th at 6 p.m. The show will be directed by Alexa Mieses, and Bryan Jenkins is the featured guest artist....

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‘When They See Us’ series review

June 6, 2019

“When They See Us” is a four-part series about police brutality and injustice inflicted on five teenage boys in 1989. The series is based on a true story, and it’s told from the perspective of the...

What your fashion choice reveals about you

What your fashion choice reveals about you

June 4, 2019

Fashion is glamorous and beautiful, but it also holds a hidden power that you can access if you so choose to. Clothing has long been a carrier for  visual communication, and can be used to send strong...

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College Board’s new ‘Adversity Score’

May 31, 2019

Jay Coleman, UNF’s VP of Data Analytics, disagrees with the new addition of the adversity score to the SAT, matter of fact, he wants to do away with the SAT entirely. The College Board recently created...

Ron DeSantis answers questions for the press with his supporters by his side.

Desantis heads to Israel ahead of viewing an Anti Semitism bill

May 29, 2019

Four UNF representatives left for Israel on Saturday as part of Governor Ron DeSantis week-long business trip. The UNF representatives are planning to establish a partnership with the University of...

Entering Memorial Day weekend with a wildfire close to home

Entering Memorial Day weekend with a wildfire close to home

May 24, 2019

The high temperatures expected throughout Memorial Day weekend, the lack of rain and low humidity creates a recipe for potential wildfires throughout the weekend.   There are presently 27 active wildfires...

UNFs Small Business Development Center helps with development of a non-profit

UNF’s Small Business Development Center helps with development of a non-profit

May 22, 2019

A former school teacher and UNF alumni, Jennifer Smith, went from washing clothes for her homeless student to starting a non-profit benefiting many students called The Giving Closet Project.     Smith...

Hicks Hall where One Stop student financial services is located. Photo courtesy of Chartwells

[Video] UNF’s new One Stop director is making some changes

May 16, 2019

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgxgmPmLvKM[/embedyt] UNF’s new One Stop director is making college life a little easier for students by placing a large document drop box on campus that...

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Tik Tok recruits college students to promote their brand

May 16, 2019

Tik Tok is working to increase its appeal by recruiting college students as brand ambassadors to build popularity on college campuses. The mobile app allows users to create and upload short videos...

The Thomas G. Carpenter library.  Photo by Colin McCann

You can go to the library to … relax?

May 10, 2019

The River of Knowledge Garden located in front of  UNF’s Library is a reflexology sensation path where students and faculty can enjoy a foot massage and improve overall health, according to the signage. The...

The Boathouse is located on the second floor of the Student Union.

Student Government surveys student restaurant preferences

May 8, 2019

Student Government released a survey that showed students are interested in Tex-Mex/Hispanic and Deli or Sandwich as cuisine options in the Student Union, which if chosen, might replace the Slice pizza...

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