P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, affiliated with the University of Florida announced today it will have a new director starting July 1st, but the person assuming the position isn’t a new face on P.K. Yonge’s campus. Current Director of Research and Outreach at the school, who is also a professor and researcher at U-F, Lynda Hayes will be the new director. WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson spoke with Hayes who has been at P.K. Yonge for more than two decades… She says she is prepared for the upcoming challenges along with the research goals she hopes to further.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/HAYESTHOMPSONCONVO.mp3]
Saying Goodbye To The ‘Gator Bait’ Cheer: UF Will Drop Phrase With Ties To ‘Horrific Historic Racist Imagery’
University of Florida President Kent Fuchs announced in an email Thursday afternoon a lengthy list of changes the school will be enacting as part of its effort to address racism and inequity including the discontinuation of the "Gator Bait" cheer at UF sporting events.