Students, faculty band together for Banned Books Week
By Rochelle Alleyne – WUFT-FM
Rochelle Alleyne/WUFT News
Students celebrate Banned Books Week at the University of Florida.
The University of Florida Honors Program is hosting events this week in honor of Banned Books Week. The national celebration began 30 years ago, and more than 11,000 books have been challenged in that time.
“The last few years, the University libraries have done some small exhibitions here and there, but I thought that maybe this would be a good opportunity for the Honors Program to take hold of something,” UF Honors Program Director Kevin Knudson said.
The events will take place on campus until Thursday and include movie screenings and discussions about banned books.
Emily Miller edited this story online.
More Stories in University of Florida
For those looking to film on the University of Florida’s campus, Dan Williams is the gatekeeper.
The second wave of fund allocations for the University of Florida to reach top ten preeminence is underway.
UF organizations gathered and rallied support for the victims of the powerful Typhoon that hit the Philippines in November. Both the UF Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs and the UF Filipino Student Association gathered at a candlelight vigil to recognize and bring hope to the victims of the typhoon.
Two University of Florida landmarks, UF Century Tower and University Auditorium, house UF’s most famous and influential instruments. Both share a long tradition and deep history.
For 100 years, the University of Florida Gator marching band has grown and given the Gator Nation many things to be proud of.