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Student rally wants to protest consolidation

By Jonah Hinebaugh In retaliation to the possible consolidation of USF campuses, junior marketing major Mariah McQueen started a movement to oppose it. McQueen plans, through her “Diverge the Merge” group, to host a rally on campus hoping it will influence more students to become involved in fighting the possible end of USF St. Petersburg’s […]

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Why we diverge

Above photo: Antonio Permuy, junior political science major, speaks out against the proposal to end USF St. Petersburg’s separate accreditation. Courtesy of Antonio Permuy  By Antonio Permuy I was appalled when I read Jeff Brandes’ recent statements about our university having “no vision.” Brandes’ previous silence on the issue, while most of his local colleagues […]

Student rally wants to protest consolidation

Campus has no ‘vision,’ senator says as opposition grows louder

Above photo: At Friday’s town hall Jay Sokolovsky, a USF St. Petersburg anthropology professor, speculated a correlation between Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska’s ousting and House Bill 423. Emily Wunderlich | The Crow’s Nest By Jeffrey Waitkevich, Emily Wunderlich and Whitney Elfstrom The Senate champion of a bill that would strip the St. Petersburg campus of its […]

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St. Petersburg community calls for ‘pause’ on House Bill 423

Above photo: State Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, led a town hall Friday evening to allow St. Petersburg locals to voice their concerns regarding House Bill 423. Emily Wunderlich | The Crow’s Nest By Whitney Elfstrom Community members and representatives came together Friday evening to discuss their opposition to House Bill 423 at the USF consolidation […]

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Did Tadlock tip his hand on accreditation?

Above photo: When pressed by retirees to give his opinion on separate accreditation, interim Regional Chancellor Martin Tadlock said, “I should, but if I did you’d be looking for someone else tomorrow.” Jonah Hinebaugh | The Crow’s Nest By Jeffrey Waitkevich Interim Regional Chancellor Martin Tadlock might have accidentally spilled the beans on where he stands […]

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Pinellas County commissioner concerned over changes to alma mater

Above photo: Kevin Welch graduated from USFSP in 1985 and was elected to Pinellas County Commission 2000. He is wary of plans to consolidate the USF campuses. Courtesy of Lauren Hensley By Michael Moore Jr. Ken Welch graduated from USF St. Petersburg in 1985, 21 years before the tiny Bayboro campus was awarded separate accreditation […]

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Controversy continues to swirl around HB 423

Above photo: student body president David Thompson criticized a front page of The Crow’s Nest, saying “‘Campus in Crisis?’ Does this look like a campus in crisis to you? It certainly doesn’t to me.” He and interim Regional Chancellor Martin Tadlock gave the “State of the Campus” address on Thursday. Jonah Hinebaugh | The Crow’s Nest […]

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Surprised? Genshaft knew in October

By Whitney Elfstrom and Jeffrey Waitkevich When the St. Petersburg campus learned in January that the Legislature was considering abolishing its accreditation, the news landed like a bombshell. In both St. Petersburg and Tampa, USF administrators said they were caught off guard. USF system President Judy Genshaft “was as surprised as we were,” interim Regional […]

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Students fail to take advantage of petition

By Emily Wunderlich A student-led petition opposing the bill that would end USF St. Petersburg’s separate accreditation has drawn only 150 signatures. But its author, junior marketing major Mariah McQueen, vows to continue her efforts this week. “I’m setting my expectations higher for myself and my peers, who I want to share the petition,” she […]

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