Students, faculty, alumni blast Gov. DeSantis’ collection of ‘gender dysphoria services’ info from public universities
Governor Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, has collected information from the state’s public universities about the number and ages of individuals who have received or even sought gender-affirming care over the past five years.
Move from Raines to UNF will help take Bob Hayes track meet to ‘next level’
Calling it a tough and emotional decision but the right one for right now, Greg Coleman said the decision to move the area’s most iconic track and field meet from Raines High School to UNF was necessary to take it to the next level and beyond.
Adderbury Ensemble returns to Jacksonville
As part of a music exchange with the San Marco Chamber Music Society, the Adderbury Ensemble came to Jacksonville six years ago to showcase their music styles to the local community. They have returned to play multiple shows as well as conduct a master training class with UNF students. Rance met up with the group to find out what people can expect from the performances this time. They perform at Friday Musicale tonight, host a training class for UNF students tomorrow (which is open to the public) before finishing their run at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Sunday. All performances are free. Find out more information at www.sanmarcochambermusic.org .
Controversial ‘viewpoint’ survey sent to Florida’s colleges draws criticism from faculty
The survey is in response to HB 233 signed into law in 2021 by Governor DeSantis, who, at the time, claimed universities were prone to suppressing certain political viewpoints, though he did not cite any specific examples or elaborate on which viewpoints were being suppressed.
Chip by Robbie Higgins on final hole helps UNF win The Hayt golf tournament
Robbie Higgins chipped out of the rough to the right of the green, getting it to within a foot and tapping in for birdie to give the University of North Florida men’s golf team a one-stroke win over Charlotte in the annual Hayt at Sawgrass Country Club on Monday afternoon. The Ospreys and 49ers were tied through the first two rounds and just about needed a playoff to determine a champ.
Local country musician Jordan Fletcher returns from Nashville to perform in his hometown
Jordan Fletcher was born and raised in Jacksonville. He spent some quality time at UNF before deciding to take a leap of faith and follow his passion for music to Nashville. He returns this weekend to share his new EP with Jacksonville and his family at Bulls, Bands and Barrels this Saturday at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. Rance spoke with him about the stories his music shares and what it’s like to come back home to showcase his musical growth.
Runaway Rumble: JU dominates UNF for season sweep, 71-39
For the first time since 1971, Jacksonville University completed an undefeated home season, and they did it with an impressive 71-39 win over cross-town rivals UNF to complete a sweep in the River City Rumble Wednesday night at a packed Swisher Gymnasium.
UNF poll finds voters hopeful for Jaguars’ future despite waning faith in front office
A UNF poll released Thursday morning revealed faith in the Jaguars' front office is shaken but those polled still see some bright spots for the Jaguars’ future with a new coach and young quarterback to lead the way.
UNF’s Rhetta Moore among female athletes experiencing recognition through NIL
University of North Florida women’s basketball star Rhetta Moore knew about name, image and likeness legislation. But when a local company, The Bailey Group, approached Moore about an opportunity for that, she was flattered and a bit overwhelmed.