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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 […]

STING RAY cancelled by USF system

Above photo: Project 10 STING RAY students pose during a birthday party for Quan Jones (pictured in blue hat). Jessica Jagodzinski | Project 10 STING RAY  By Jeffrey Waitkevich First, STING RAY students at USF St. Petersburg battled for the right to walk at graduation ceremonies. Now, they don’t get to celebrate at all. In late December, […]

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 […]

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

Surviving life beyond add/drop

Above photo: The advising offices can be found in the first floor of Davis Hall, room 134. Luke Cross | The Crow’s Nest By Dylan Hart and Luke Cross New professors, new assignments and new expectations—the first week of classes is always a stressful period. The stress only increases as the first week ends and the […]

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

Social media becomes the norm for news

Above photo courtesy of Pixabay By Rachel Freeman Zac Leyton Rivera-Reed wakes up in the morning and reaches for his cell phone. He opens Facebook and briefly skims his news feed. He checks his messages and notifications; then he reads a news article before starting his day. Nowadays, social media is a common way for students […]

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

Adjuncts win state approval in union election; administration opposes

Above photo: At a Nov. 29 rally on the Tampa campus, adjuncts rebuked USF System President Judy Genshaft and the university for fighting their efforts to hold a union election to form a collective bargaining unit. Nancy McCann | The Crow’s Nest By Nancy McCann After years of struggling to be heard, adjunct faculty in the […]

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

History professor reflects on writing Arthur Ashe biography

By Jeffrey Waitkevich Raymond Arsenault, a history professor at USF St. Petersburg, has finished writing the third and final book in his forgotten civil rights stories series, “Arthur Ashe: A Life.” While Ashe wrote four autobiographies, “Arthur Ashe: A Life” will be the first full biography of the tennis legend. New York City-based publisher Simon & […]

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

Adjunct faculty members rally to rebuke Genshaft, call for vote on proposed union

By Nancy McCann After months of describing their individual struggles with low income and financial hardships, adjunct faculty from the three USF campuses have one, simple message: Let us vote. At a Nov. 29 rally on the Tampa campus, adjuncts rebuked USF System President Judy Genshaft and the university for fighting their efforts to hold […]

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

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

By Timothy Fanning One year ago, alumnus Alessandro Cocozza hoped to sew together the seams of his first business, Worldthrift. From the spare room of his home, he built a single pipe rack inventory full of treasures he’d found while scouring thrift stores and bargain bins, local and worldwide. Now business has exploded. He’s had […]

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