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...

Oct 09, 15

Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson — who with Erskine Bowles chaired a bipartisan commission to tackle the national debt — will appear in Gainesville Wednesday for one public speaking engagement and a couple private events.

Simpson will speak at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall...

Sep 29, 15

When Brittany Ferguson painted her childhood hero, Malcolm X, in July, she had no idea his daughter would be holding the painting two months later.

Monday afternoon, she watched as his daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, accepted her painting, a portrait of Malcolm X in hues of...

Sep 17, 15

The key to solving Florida’s standardized testing woes won’t be in simply reducing the amount of tests, but in a massive overhaul of the state’s accountability system, a panel of education experts mostly agreed during a forum Wednesday.

Joining in a discussion of...

Aug 17, 15

The ratification of a new Constitution in 1788 appeared to resolve the most daunting political controversies facing the young nation. Such conjecture proved short-lived, however, as members of Congress soon battled with the Washington administration over banking and financial proposals put...

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