Jan 13, 16

The League of Women Voters and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service will host a forum tonight on tensions between Alachua County’s diverse community and the legal system.

The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora on the University of Florida’s campus.

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Dec 02, 15

Reporters and political writers alike have struggled to make sense of the current presidential contest and the preliminary success of outsiders in both parties. Their overall conclusion is that voters are deeply dissatisfied with the current political environment and with those who are...

Oct 28, 15

When Celeste Mergens went on a Christian mission trip to a Kenyan orphanage in 2008, she found many of the young girls didn’t know what menstruation was.

Mergens, founder and CEO of international nonprofit organization Days for Girls International, will speak at the Bob Graham Center for...

Oct 21, 15

For former Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the approval of the Americans with Disabilities Act was a family matter.

In the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Tuesday night, Harkin described his role and investment in the act. He was its chief sponsor, and he shared family...

Oct 20, 15

A former senator instrumental in writing and passing the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act will speak at UF today.

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) will be in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. in honor of the act’s 25th anniversary, said Kevin...

Oct 19, 15

"To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country," —George Washington

October is National Arts and Humanities month and the University of Florida commemorated the occasion by hosting a Pop-Up Culture event on Oct. 14 in the Plaza of...

Oct 15, 15

LaVon Wright Bracy remembers checking her chair for tacks every time she sat down her senior year of high school.

Bracy was the first African-American to graduate from Gainesville High School in 1965.

“I am 66 years old, and it is still the worst year of my life,”...

Oct 13, 15

When I came to UF two years ago, I had no plans of continuing with art because my parents made it seem like it was something that should be left behind in my childhood years.

During my time in college, I have been floored to see art embraced in innumerable ways, from...

Oct 09, 15

Democratic Congressman John Lewis of Georgia will visit the University of Florida to talk about the significance of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which is considered by many to be among the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation...

Oct 09, 15

Pugh Hall became a forum for political discussion Wednesday night as former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson, R-WY., spoke to a crowd of about 150 students and community members.

Former Gov. Bob Graham, D-FL., interviewed Simpson about immigration, campaign finance and youth...

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