Category Archives: University of Florida

UAA Partners With College Of Engineering To Fix Broken Seats

By on September 11th, 2015 | Last updated: September 30, 2015 at 8:11 pm

In an effort to keep fans safe on game day, the University Athletic Association and the College of Engineering have partnered to have students develop brackets that will be used to fix seats in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

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On Eve of Opening Game, Program Designed to Protect Against Gameday Assaults Suspended

By on September 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: September 4, 2015 at 4:33 pm

A year after campus assaults, the University of Florida prepares safety measures for game day. Last year’s updated precautions are still in place after the three unsolved assaults, with the exception of UFPD’s Walk Safe Student Escort Program.

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After Months of Debate, ‘Bert the Bluff Oak’ Falls To Make Room for Building

By on August 17th, 2015 | Last updated: August 24, 2015 at 8:27 pm

The historic bluff oak tree on the University of Florida’s campus was torn down over one weekend, and now advocates are moving forward after the removal of the tree they tried to save.

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UF’s Trans Resource Network Assists Students Through Institutional Collaboration

By on August 10th, 2015 | Last updated: August 10, 2015 at 3:29 pm

The Trans Resource Network is a cooperative mechanism for educating staff to work together in assisting transgender students at the University of Florida.

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University of Florida Among First To Use Online Safety Program

By on August 6th, 2015 | Last updated: August 6, 2015 at 11:50 am

The families of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting victims created the VTV Family Outreach Foundation to help other colleges with campus safety. The University of Florida was one of the seven pilot schools.

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UF Zeta Beta Tau Members Speak Out After Conduct Hearings

By on July 31st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 5:38 pm

The UF chapter of Zeta Beta Tau was suspended indefinitely after they were accused of disrespecting veterans while on a retreat in Panama City Beach this April. In student conduct hearings held July 6, the university found the fraternity in violation of at least three different sections of the Student Conduct Code.

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Shots Fired Near UF Dorm: Two People In Custody

By on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 11:23 am

One person who was carrying a firearm is in police custody after shots were fired at a Murphree Hall parking lot, according to an alert sent out by the university. Police continue to look for two witnesses in a blue Mazda truck last seen heading north away from campus.

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Faculty Negotiator: Administration’s Newest Salary Offer Not Enough To Keep UF Competitive

By on July 18th, 2015 | Last updated: July 20, 2015 at 10:44 am

University of Florida faculty representatives are not satisfied with the Board of Trustees’ most recent pay-raise offer of 2.5 percent. The two sides will meet again on July 30, said John Biro, lead faculty negotiator and UF philosophy professor.

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Investigation Clears UF ZBT Members

By on June 15th, 2015 | Last updated: June 18, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Investigations found no evidence that UF’s Zeta Beta Tau chapter mistreated wounded veterans in Panama City Beach, according to a UF report released Thursday. A hearing later this summer will determine whether the chapter will be eligible to reopen, according to UF spokesperson Janine Sikes.

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UF PaCE Complicates Applications To Professional Schools

By and on June 7th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The UF Pathway to Campus Enrollment program offers students admission to in-person classes after they complete UF Online courses and earn a total of 60 credits. Out of the 3,118 students who were admitted to PaCE, only 272 have accepted so far.

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