Tag Archives: Ben Sasse

The Point, Jan. 4, 2023: DeSantis sworn in for second term as governor

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. The stories near you • WUFT News: Remembering Rosewood: Descendants mark racial violence that razed Florida town 100 years ago. “Next week, during the centennial anniversary of the violence, descendants and impacted communities will commemorate the Rosewood …

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UF selects Sasse as its next president; conservative U.S. senator pledges ‘political celibacy’

The University of Florida on Tuesday formally selected Ben Sasse as its next president, setting aside concerns that the appointment of a conservative Republican U.S. senator from Nebraska would further politicize the state’s flagship higher education institution. The university’s board of trustees – largely appointed by Republican governors – voted …

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UF students and faculty voice their opposition before Sasse’s return to campus

Students and faculty at the University of Florida are preparing to again display their disapproval of the university’s sole presidential finalist -- U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse R-Nebraska.  Opposition grew this week as the UF Faculty Senate was poised for an emergency meeting Thursday to consider a vote of no confidence in the selection process. This came as students were preparing another protest when Sasse returns to campus on Nov. 1 for a final interview with the UF Board of Trustees. 

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