UF students rally this week for lower tuition rates
Aside from the university’s plan for education reform, this week starts off “Stop Tuition Hikes” week around the University of Florida. The movement started with the formation of the Gator Student Alliance, which is made up of over 22 different student groups around the University. GSA Member Robbey Hayes says he expects more groups to join in the future.
The organization is combating the yearly 15% increase on tuition hikes that UF students face. A vote taken earlier in the semester showed over 87% of students voted to repeal the hike in tuition. Hayes says the movement is very popular among the student body.
This week the alliance plans to hold a banner signing and demonstration march at Turlington Plaza. Aside from UF, other universities, including Florida State and UCF will hold events this week to fight against tuition hikes.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Uncategorized
A decades-old Gainesville landfill will soon be transformed into a functioning floodplain. The old landfill near the Gainesville Regional Airport has caused erosion and affected the quality of the local water for humans and wildlife. The $1.88 million project to remediate the landfill has been in progress since April, but the landfill has a history dating back more than half a century ago.
A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.
By Dara Kam The News Service of Florida Taxi companies in Tallahassee and Broward County are suing the state over app-based transportation services, alleging that Florida officials aren’t requiring Uber and Lyft to prove that the way they calculate trip […]
Alexis Cruz produced this update.
Ryan Roberts produced this update.