The 2018-19 academic calendar began at the University of Florida on Wednesday, and President Kent Fuchs visited the WUFT-FM studio to discuss a few topics of interest to students, faculty, and staff.
He spoke on topics including:
- The geographic diversity of the incoming freshman class.
- The addition of about 200 new faculty members.
- Goals for the year.
- The school setting its sights on becoming one of the nation’s top 5 universities.
- His hope for fewer challenges this year compared to 2017-18’s Hurricane Irma, Richard Spencer, and a football coaching change.
- A preview of Thursday’s state of the university address for faculty senate.
- Advice for incoming freshmen.
- Campus safety efforts to prevent any mass shootings.