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Proposal to abolish USFSP’s independent accreditation clears first hurdle as stunned campus processes the news

By Michael Moore Jr., Jeffrey Waitkevich and Nancy McCann A proposal to roll back history and abolish the independent accreditation of USF St. Petersburg passed its first legislative hurdle Wednesday while a stunned campus struggled to process the news. In Tallahassee, the House Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee voted 12-1 to approve a massive bill on higher education […]

Tadlock sails into new semester, other changes coming to campus

Above photo: Martin Tadlock, interim Regional Chancellor, plans changes for the campus in coming years. Jonah Hinebaugh | The Crow’s Nest By Michael Moore Jr. On any given day you might see someone handing out flyers to an event on campus. Last Wednesday, it was interim Regional Chancellor Martin Tadlock greeting surprised students while passing out […]

Campus powers up new 40 kilowatt solar array carport

Sustainability on campus just got a whole lot brighter. The university unveiled a 40 kilowatt solar array carport on Wednesday during a ribbon cutting ceremony which saw speakers praise sustainable initiatives on campus. The array, which was done in partnership with Duke Energy Florida and was funded by the Student Green Energy Fund, is projected […]

SG successfully fills senate seats despite consistently poor voter turnout

By Michael Moore Jr. sOf the over 4,000 students enrolled at USF St. Petersburg, 250 of them voted in the most recent Student Government senate elections. That’s a 61.5 percent decrease from the 650 students that turned out in the spring to vote on the senate, president and vice president in addition to having a […]

Ethics Bowl does not qualify for nationals

By Michael Moore Jr. Should a professor be allowed to wear blackface at a Halloween party in order to teach her students about cultural appropriation? This is a question you might hear at the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl. The competition took place at the St. Petersburg College EpiCenter on Nov. 4. It consisted of four […]

Bulls quest for perfect season thwarted by Houston

By: Michael Moore Jr. USF football faced its first true test of the season. The result? Failure. The Houston Cougars defeated the Bulls 28-24 on Saturday, tarnishing USF’s undefeated record and snapping the nation’s longest winning streak (12) in the process. Green and gold hearts broke everywhere. It’s not what we hoped for or expected […]

Science Fest and MarineQuest bring zest to campus

By Michael Moore Jr. Several kids gather around the back of a rescue truck, pulling on a piece of tarp. They hoist a manatee out on a stretcher before gently setting it on the ground. Upon closer inspection, the manatee more closely resembles a leather couch with eyes. It was stitched together by a local […]

President defends ouster of chancellor

By Michael Moore Jr. A national search to find a new regional chancellor will begin next August, 11 months after Sophia Wisniewksa was ousted for the way she handled Hurricane Irma. That announcement came Friday as USF system President Judy Genshaft broke a silence of nearly three weeks and met with faculty, staff and students […]

Are you prepared?

By Michael Moore Jr. Four big screens line the near walls. The two smallest display CNN and NBC News, another depicts security feeds from around campus. But the biggest shows a live weather radar map of the Tampa Bay region. This is the emergency operations center. It is filled with phone jacks and conference phones […]

Student attacked in parking garage sues for negligence

By Michael Moore Jr. When the student got into the elevator on the ground floor of the university parking garage one afternoon last year, a man she did not know was already there. As the elevator began ascending, she told police, she felt uneasy. And when she turned around, she saw that the man behind […]