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One dean announced, another dean steps away

Regional Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Martin Tadlock announced Allyson Leggett Watson as the new dean of the College of Education on March 22. Watson will begin serving as dean July 1, while Olivia Hodges continues to serve as interim dean of the CoE.    Watson is the Assistant dean and professor in the College […]

Acclaimed Florida authors tackle ecological issues

What comes to mind when you think of the Gulf of Mexico? As Floridians, we are privileged to live next to it, therefore we often associate it with beauty, beaches and fishing. Across the country, however, many define the Gulf by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A BP owned drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, experienced unregulated […]

Careers kickstarted at Job & Internship Fair

Ambitious students donning professional business wear, with resumés in hand, flooded the USC ballrooms to network with employers at the Internship & Job Fair, Feb. 22. Stationed in individual booths, over 70 employers from a wide range of fields answered career-related questions, interviewed candidates and honed students’ interview skills. The event offered an invaluable frame […]

University Police Department offers active shooter course

There have been 42 college campus shootings in the United States since 2010, resulting in at least 50 dead and 64 injured. Statistics like this are a haunting reminder that school shootings are more than a tragedy we see on the news. They are a real threat to students across the country. Although the chances […]

If you hate success, follow your passion

From the years of classes I may or may not have slept through in high school, there are two lessons I distinctly remember: the largest tarantula species can grow to be a foot long, and how important it is to follow your passion. The former likely stuck with me due to a crippling arachnophobia, but […]

Master Academic Plan proposes major changes for USFSP

Lofty goals such as the doubling of part-time job opportunities on campus, reducing the cost of textbooks by half and adding 25 new majors (see list below) to the campus are proposed in the Master Academic Plan. Drafted by the Office of Academic Affairs, the plan establishes a framework for college and department growth over […]

Trump’s inauguration marked by boycotts, protests and low attendance

Jan. 20 marked the day when Donald Trump traded in the title of President-elect for leader of the free world. Much like his campaign, Trump’s inauguration was atypical in every respect. The 45th presidential inauguration was record-breaking in its funding: Trump’s inaugural committee raised north of $90 million in private donations, more than both of […]

Food, Music, Culture, Et Cultura

Lea Umberger stared in disbelief at the sheer number of people walking down Baum Avenue Saturday night. Located off Central Avenue near the Green Bench Brewing Co., thousands of people gathered at Et Cultura, a local festival that celebrates St. Petersburg’s creative culture. Umberger worked tirelessly since January planning the 5-day event. “We wanted to […]

Abolishing An Antiquated System: Tear Down The Electoral College

Citizens of our fair country have a right to the most potent and influential power in shaping government, their inalienable democratic voice. This power, however, is not fully demonstrated in letters to local policymakers, the signing of petitions or even in voting for the leader of the free world. Instead, we seem to focus our […]

Coast Bike Share Comes to Campus

Update: Coast Bike Share has stated that the bikes are for use in downtown St. Petersburg, and that they are not officially partnered with USF. Student interest may lead to further collaboration, more stations and a larger student discount.   USF St. Petersburg is a continuously expanding campus, located in the heart of a city on […]