UNF faculty members push back against proposal they worry could jeopardize tenure protections, academic freedom
The University of North Florida (UNF) administration and the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) Union are facing an impasse as the organizations aren’t able to agree on proposed tenure changes as a result of a new state law requiring post-tenure review.
Poll: UNF students ‘strongly disagree’ with removal of DEI programs, courses
A poll of more than 800 students, and a handful of faculty, staff and others, at the University of North Florida showed overwhelming approval of the institution’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, programs and courses.
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.
UNF students rally to support DEI programs in face of DeSantis’ pledge to block them
Gov. Ron DeSantis is moving to block public funding for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs at state colleges and universities. He argues that these initiatives are purely ideological and need to be dismantled.In response, students at several institutions, including the University of North Florida, are planning to push back.
JEA issues boil water notice for portions of Southside including Tinseltown, Town Center
JEA said E. coli bacteria were found in the water supply Friday at the utility's Oakridge Water Treatment Plant, prompting a boil water notice for a swath of the city's Southside that includes the Tinseltown and Town Center business districts and the University of North Florida.
UNF poll: Waters narrowly ahead of Burton in race for sheriff
In a University of North Florida poll of likely voters in the upcoming Florida primary, respondents were asked about the special election to elect a new Jacksonville sheriff following Mike Williams’ resignation in June amid controversy over his residency in Nassau County.
UNF poll: Fried leads Crist in Democratic governor’s primary; cost of living a top concern of Florida voters
A new poll conducted by the Public Option Research Lab (PORL) at the University of North Florida finds gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, Florida’s agriculture commissioner, ahead of former Gov. Charlie Crist in the Democratic primary -- but still seven points behind Republican incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis in a race among registered voters.
New court, suite among facility enhancements announced with UNF Athletics, CSI Companies partnership
The partnership is a seven-year, $2.1 million agreement that includes facility improvements that will have an impact on all student-athletes across North Florida’s athletics department and spectators.
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.
National signing day 2022: Area athletes make their college decisions
Wednesday is national signing day, a period that allows high school seniors to sign national letters of intent with colleges. This is the third signing period of the year. Check out athletes in sports like baseball, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball and more here.
Indigenous Heritage Month: UNF hosting exhibition with artifacts from 4,000 years ago
Northeast Florida is home to some of the country's oldest artifacts, proof of indigenous people who lived here long before us. The University of North Florida is working to keep their stories alive as November is Indigenous Heritage Month.
Arena improvements will bolster more than just basketball at UNF
The first step in a very broad plan to enhance the athletic experience across campus came into focus on Wednesday as the school announced a series of improvements that will begin in the UNF Arena and gradually touch numerous parts of the university.
Former ambassador, retired generals weigh in on Afghanistan
On this edition of “This Week in Jacksonville,” Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and current director of the Public Service Leadership Program at the University of North Florida, and two retired military leaders with ties to Northeast Florida -- U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph DiSalvo and Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges -- provide perspective on the chaos in Afghanistan.
UNF president leaving to head university’s MedNexus startup
After three years as president of the University of North Florida, David Szymanski transition next month to lead UNF MedNexus, a collaborative effort he created to expand educational programs and enhance medical research created last year with $6 million in funding from the Florida Legislature.
USATF National Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships in Jax | River City Live
The USATF National Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships will be held in Jacksonville for the second time since 2015 on July 26 through Aug. 1, at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida. This could be your chance to watch the Olympic stars of tomorrow in our hometown. The event will feature more than 6,000 athletes representing all 50 states with competitors ranging from ages seven to 19 to compete in their signature event(s), which could include running, field and combined-events (the triathlon, pentathlon, heptathlon and decathlon). Tickets are available on the website and you can visit http://usatfjojax.com/ for the complete schedule of events.