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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

$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

USF opposes adjunct union drive

By Nancy McCann Soon after adjunct faculty members in the USF system got serious about forming a union, university administrators came out swinging. A union seeking to represent adjuncts from USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee submitted a petition to the state Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) on April 20 for approval to […]

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

The Edge, Campus Recreation’s $1.3 million preview is a success

By Delaney Brown Campus Recreation unveiled its new $1.3 million remodel of the old Coquina Club last week, building excitement among students and faculty.   Now called The Edge, Campus Recreation gave students a first look at the recreation space, as well as to build anticipation for the finalized project two weeks from now. “The […]

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

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 […]

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

Long anticipated preview of The Edge is tonight

By Jeffrey Waitkevich The university is set to unveil The Edge, a remodeled recreation space, to students in a soft opening at 5 p.m. Monday. Al Gentilini, associate director of Campus Recreation, hopes to give students a chance to check out what the recreational space will look like while also building anticipation for the finalized […]

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

Campus rape policies get hard look by DeVos, says improvements needed

By Timothy Fanning Last month, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos signaled that she would reconsider the Obama-era guidelines that increased protections for victims of sexual violence on college campuses. Critics of the guidelines say they go too far, creating a bias against students accused of assault. Under fire is the Obama administration standard of evidence, where […]

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