Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 1 week ago

UF Online ranks 12 nationwide

UF Online, the University of Florida’s online bachelor’s degree program, ranked 12th in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report’s best online programs. Deborah Strange @DeborahJStrange UF Online has ranked 12th in the nation in the U.S. News...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 week ago

Fact check: Commissioner Goston campaign ad

Gainesville Sun finds support for some claims; others have no basis Andrew Caplan @AACaplan In a campaign advertisement for re-election bid, City Commissioner Charles Goston listed his accomplishments on the front page of his publication, Black Coll...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 week ago

FIRE Sues Essex County College

Last June, Lisa Durden, a Black Lives Matter activist and an adjunct professor at Essex County College in New Jersey, exchanged blows with Fox News host Tucker Carlson over whether a Black Lives Matter chapter could request that White people not att...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 week ago

Missing Hawthorne teen found in Minnesota

By Daniel Smithson Staff writer A missing Hawthorne teen was found safe in Minnesota Sunday where two people were arrested in connection with her disappearance, according to a Caledonia Police Department employee who answered the phone Monday. The...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 week ago

Praise pours in for speedskater Erin Jackson

The Forest High and UF grad made the Olympic team, joining two fellow Marion County representatives. Jim Ross @JimRossOSB Marion County calls itself the Horse Capital of the World. It may need to rebrand — at least until late February. Marion is the...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 week ago

Gainesville sees spike in senior housing plans

By Daniel Smithson Staff writer As its population grays, more affordable senior housing is being proposed in Gainesville. According to City of Gainesville planning documents, there are at least three proposed affordable housing projects set aside f...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 week ago

The Conversation: Our fight with fat

Why is obesity getting worse? UF expert responds By Kenneth Cusi University of Florida Gyms across the country will be packed in the new year with people sticking, however briefly, to their New Year’s resolution to lose weight. Most of them do not k...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 week ago

Talk will focus on lynchings, systemic racism

Staff report
 Patricia Hilliard Nunn will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Mennonite Church on the topic: "If The Trees Could Talk: Racial Violence & Injustice in Alachua County." Her talk is part of the Dismantling Racism series sponsored...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 week ago

Scholars Find Solidarity at MLA Convention

Dr. Diana Taylor is president of MLA. Invigorated by animated discussions about research, teaching, literature, linguistics and careers in and outside of the academy, several thousand Humanities scholars braved the snow and frigid temperature to ga...