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In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

The Office of Academic Affairs announced today that it will not extend the Fall 2017 academic calendar. “Given what students, faculty and staff have experienced across the state of Florida and the southeastern United States,” the statement said. “We will encourage all instructors to remain sensitive to the physical and emotional trauma that has impacted and […]

From work to class and then back to work again; Irma clean up

From work to class and then back to work again; Irma clean up

By Delaney Brown Normally Andre Sanchez’s job with the city is predictable, but Hurricane Irma changed all of that. Sanchez, a junior mass communication major, works for the City of St. Petersburg as the supervisor of athletics. His job entails overseeing the maintenance of the 80 parks in his domain, scheduling games and overseeing the […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

Alpha Phi Omega chapter petitions to become nationally chartered

By Emily Wunderlich After two years of petitioning, USF St. Petersburg’s Alpha Phi Omega (APO) chapter will apply Sept. 25 to become nationally accredited. It takes approximately six weeks for the application to be reviewed by the national board in Kansas City, and if approved, all new members will officially become brothers of the fraternity. […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

Arsenault ‘shocked and disturbed’ by Genshaft’s handling of regional chancellor departure

By Timothy Fanning When Raymond Arsenault arrived in 1980, most of the tiny school that townspeople called “USF Bayboro” sat on 11 acres jutting out into Bayboro Harbor. The financial endowment was small, the mission unclear, the future uncertain. Over the years, however, as Arsenault became a prominent Southern historian and author, his little school […]

$7,000 scholarship in honor of Terry Tomalin

By Sydney Snyder When beloved USF St. Petersburg professor Terry Tomalin tragically passed away last year, colleagues and friends felt that his impact on campus and “larger than life” personality deserved an equally powerful memorial. And so, the idea for a scholarship was born. The Terry Tomalin Memorial Scholarship received massive support, and over $7,000 […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

University: Lawsuit in sexual assault, expulsion case is “meritless”

By Timothy Fanning In March, the university says, a former leader of Student Government acknowledged that he had non-consensual sexual intercourse with a female student last year in his dormitory room. But when Samuel Goetz appeared at a student conduct board hearing two months later, he denied it. Reminded that he was contradicting his earlier […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

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 […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

New education dean has high hopes for college

By Anna Bryson For most of her career, Allyson Leggett Watson focused on high poverty schools and urban education. Now she’s the dean of the College of Education at USF St. Petersburg. “What stood apart here at USFSP is where the campus is situated,” Watson said. “Right in between people who have wealth and opportunities […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

In St. Pete, everyday is a good day to be a ‘Burger

By Noel Mullins Around 500 people filled the State Theatre on Central Avenue to celebrate the 5th Annual Good ‘Burger Awards on Thursday. The award ceremony honored area businesses, organizations or individuals in greater St. Petersburg making a positive impact in the community This year, the event featured food tastings from six local eateries, with […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

Alum and graduate student fall short in race for City Council seat

USF St. Petersburg alum Corey Givens Jr. and graduate student James Scott ran, but failed to grab the City Council’s district 6 seat. By Dinorah Prevost In Tuesday’s primary election, alum Corey Givens Jr. and graduate student James Scott fell short with their campaigns for St. Petersburg City Council’s District 6 seat. Local businessman Justin […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester