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Tumult at the top: Leadership changes at USFSP over the years

This report is based on the work of university historian and former librarian James Anthony Schnur. Information from USFSP websites and the Tampa Bay Times was also used. Bill Heller had been dean and chief executive of the St. Petersburg campus for a decade when he got a jolt. His boss, USF President Judy Genshaft, wanted him […]

Through turmoil, Martin Tadlock tries to bring campus back together

Editor’s note: This week, the newly appointed interim regional chancellor Martin Tadlock hosted two forums for faculty and staff, and on Monday, he met with students. The following statements were sent to campus employees and students. Message to Faculty Good afternoon. I’m glad to see you all here and that you and your families are […]

Genshaft and Wisniewska sparred before forced departure of regional chancellor

Here are some of the key documents released by the USF system on Sept. 18 in response to a public records request by The Crow’s Nest. This is the draft of an undated letter from USF system President Judy Genshaft to USFSP Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska. It is titled Termination for Cause: Dear Dr. Wisniewska: […]

Wondering about your new campus? We’ve got answers to (some of) your questions

Compiled from Crow’s Nest files; the work of historian James Anthony Schnur, the former special collections librarian at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library; websites of USF St. Petersburg; the Tampa Bay Times; the Tampa Tribune; and “From Mangroves to Major League: A Timeline of St. Petersburg, Florida,” by Rick Baker. Hi, freshmen and other newcomers. […]

Letter to the Editor: Order of the Bull

Fellow Bulls, recently there has been a lot of interest surrounding the Order of the Bull as well as many opinions based on lies. This organization was formed by intellectuals and student leaders at USF St. Petersburg three years ago. Our purpose is simple — students first. It has been rumored that we are a […]

Community service club launches fundraiser for Flint families

As crime and tragedy strike every day across the United States, it’s easy to forget about the ongoing problems. But members of the USF St. Petersburg club Charitabull have pledged to support the residents of Flint, Michigan. For over a year, the city has had extremely limited access to clean drinking water due to severe […]

Tampa Bay performing arts: More than a community

The performing arts community in St Petersburg is thriving. According to actress Katie Berger, the arts community is about growth and development and help people of all ages progress their acting skills. Berger performed in the St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival’s 2016 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Snell House courtyard on the USF […]

“Netflix and Chill”

It’s spring break and some students might just want to “Netflix and Chill.” So we’ve compiled a list of must-watch Netflix Original series’ for you to binge at the house. House of Cards– This original series stars Kevin Spacey as a machiavellian democrat president Frank Underwood. Now in it’s fourth season, Underwood has fought through […]

It’s official: Kardas is elected president

Student Government announced the results of the spring 2016 general election at the annual Miracle Dance Marathon event on March 3. Only 340 students voted last week, but 77 percent of them said “yes” to the ticket of president Ziya Kardas and vice president Alexis Germaise. Since they were the only team that qualified to […]

Lightning offers students reasons to ‘rush’ to games

After the Tampa Bay Lightning made the Stanley Cup finals last year, ticket sales for this season surged. But the team has continued its popular “student rush” program, which means financially challenged student can still get tickets starting at $20. “After the long playoff run (last season), we sold nearly 4,000 new season tickets,” said […]