Campus News

International affairs conference provides opportunities for students

Above photo: The St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs was co-founded in 2013 by Dr. Thomas Smith and Ambassador Douglas L. McElhaney. Last year the conference brought in around 2,000 people over three days. Courtesy of Abigail Payne By Michael Moore Jr. Students can expect a different experience at this year’s annual conference on international affairs: […]

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On Behalf of Dreamers: Students pen letters to Congress

Above photo: Students gather in the University Student Center to learn about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and write letters to their local legislators. Martha Rhine | The Crow’s Nest By Martha Rhine Rise up and be heard. That was the message of a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals letter-writing workshop held on Tuesday […]

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McQueen: ERC verdict is a ‘witch hunt’

By Emily Wunderlich and Whitney Elfstrom Student body presidential candidate Mariah McQueen said that she was denied “due process” in the Election Rules Commission’s decision to disqualify her from the upcoming election. In an email addressed to Shannon Scanlon, Student Government’s supervisor of elections, McQueen said she plans to plead her case to SG’s judicial […]

Former ambassador: Diplomacy vital as U.S. popularity slips around the world

SG presidential candidate disqualified a week before campaign

Above photo: Mariah McQueen, junior marketing major and senate committee and policy chair, was disqualified from running in next week’s student body president race. Courtesy of Mariah McQueen By Emily Wunderlich Student body presidential candidate Mariah McQueen and running mate Samantha Fiore were disqualified Monday from the upcoming Student Government election for illegally obtaining signatures […]

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Roses are red, violets are blue, National Condom Day is here for you

Above photo: National Condom Day was created in the 1980s to educate people about how condoms can help prevent the spread of HIV. Courtesy of Pixabay By Delaney Brown National Condom Day, an annual campaign by the Sexual Health Quarters, falls on Valentine’s Day each year. The holiday was initially created in the 1980s to educate […]

Former ambassador: Diplomacy vital as U.S. popularity slips around the world

New scholarship for education majors

Above photo: Jake Burklew, junior education major (left), and Jordan Boyer, senior education major, became representatives of the College of Education when they received the Teacher Leader Scholarship. As such, their job was to inform students about the college at Get on Board Day Jan. 11. Madeline Seiberlich | The Crow’s Nest By Madeline Seiberlich The […]

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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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University makes strides to increase diversity on campus

By Anna Bryson USF St. Petersburg’s student population reached its highest level of diversity this semester. About a third of new students self-report non-white backgrounds, according to Serge W. Desir Jr., director of Undergraduate Admissions. The university makes deliberate strides to maintain diversity, not only demographically, but in all aspects of inclusion, Desir said. “My […]

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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 […]

Former ambassador: Diplomacy vital as U.S. popularity slips around the world