UF Students Will Vote on Potential Name Change for the Reitz Union
GAINESVILLE - Election week is just around the corner for students at the University of Florida, as well as their chance to influence a refernedum.
The J. Wayne Reitz Student Union has been part of the University of Florida landscape for 45years, this year, students are questioning the namesake of the former University President behind the building.
UF Vice President Affairs says, that Student Senator, Ford Dywer, "came out and put a petition, through our Supreme Court and got the right amount of signatures to get the referendum on the ballot, the question is changing the Reitz Student Union to the Virgil Hawkins Student Union."
Virgil Hawkins was denied admission to UF law school and fought 9 years until the Supreme Court integrated the College.
The referendum is nonbinding and will appear on the October 2nd and 3rd student election ballot.
- Reitz Union Expansion Plan Moving Forward
- Federal Benefit Check Payment System Will Change In March
- Cold Case: Parents of Missing UF Student Hope Science Will Lead to Answers
- UF Moves Forward With Reitz Union Renovation Despite Funding Gap
- Behind the scenes of UF's Reitz Union
- Alachua County Commission Votes to Keep Archer Braid Trail Out of Haile Plantation
- County Commission Votes in Favor of Budget Cuts to Community Agency Partnership Program
- Security Changes on the way for Alachua County Schools
- Climate Change May Have an Effect on Wheat Crops According to UF Researchers
- Leadership Changes on the Way for Housing Authority