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James Schnur remains in jail

It’s been 12 days since James Schnur, the special collections librarian, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and bestiality. He remained in the Pinellas County Jail late Sunday. Schnur’s lawyer, Meribeth Wetzel, said that her office has not yet scheduled a bail hearing. She did not wish to provide further comment. The […]

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Arrest of beloved librarian leaves campus reeling in shock, sadness

In 25 years as a student, teacher and librarian, James Anthony Schnur became one of the university’s most respected figures. As a student, he was a campus leader and author of a much-admired master’s thesis. As a teacher and librarian, he helped countless students and faculty on research projects. And as a champion of the […]

Adjuncts: Joy of teaching dampened by poor pay, benefits

Scan from your hand: Student launches new app

For Deshanie Govender, the diagnosis of endometriosis wasn’t a deterrent, but a motivator. On Thursday, April 6, Govender, a senior studying psychology, celebrated the launch of her new app, ScanRite, in the Ocean Room of the USC. Endometriosis is a chronic illness which causes tissue that typically lines the uterus to grow elsewhere in the […]

Adjuncts: Joy of teaching dampened by poor pay, benefits

Final budget calls for $78,344 in Student Government salaries

Eighteen students who hold positions in Student Government stand to receive a total of $78,344 in salaries in 2017-2018 under a final budget approved April 3 by the student senate. Thirteen of the 18 are in the executive branch, including incoming SG President David Thompson, who is budgeted to receive $10,687, and incoming Vice President […]

Adjuncts: Joy of teaching dampened by poor pay, benefits

The Reef aquarium struggles to stay afloat

Water quality issues, disease outbreaks and aggression among inhabitants plague The Reef’s aquarium. Above the tank hangs a plaque that reads, “Let this aquarium remind us of the importance of marine life to Florida and the Tampa Bay area.” The 1,100-gallon saltwater aquarium was originally installed in 2013, funded by Duke Energy and Student Government […]

Adjuncts: Joy of teaching dampened by poor pay, benefits