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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

The Tavern pays tribute to fallen faculty with new, revised menu

By Noel Mullins The Tavern at Bayboro will be adding a few new menu items, as well changing names of classic sandwiches to better honor university faculty and friends who passed away. “The Adventurer” is a new grouper sandwich dedicated to Terry Tomalin, who suffered a heart attack last year. He was 55. Tomalin was […]

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

At students’ request, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library extends hours

By Whitney Elfstrom Nelson Poynter Memorial Library will extend its hours beginning Sept. 25, allowing for an extra 20 hours per week. The library will open Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.– 2 a.m., Friday 8 a.m.– 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.– 9 p.m. Saturday hours are still being determined. The library will track the results of […]

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

New Vice Chancellor of Advancement ready to bring more private funding to campus

By Tiffany Beyer For the university’s new regional vice chancellor of advancement, raising private support for the university is more than a job, it’s a way of life. “I would say no day is typical,” said Deborah Read, who became vice chancellor of advancement in February. “When you’re in the advancement world, it’s not just […]

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

University librarian accused of child porn possession has resigned

By Timothy Fanning James Anthony Schnur, a longtime librarian and historian at the university who was arrested on child pornography charges last spring, has resigned. Court records indicate he was released from jail May 25 on a much-reduced $150,000 bond. The defense motioned to reduce the bond, arguing that Schnur had no prior record and posed […]

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

Students dive in for Get on Board Day

In case you missed Get on Board Day, here’s a brief highlight of some of the wonderful clubs available on campus. By Delaney Brown Dozens of campus groups set up tables on Harborwalk outside the University Student Center Thursday, while students milled about discovering almost all the opportunities and clubs the university has to offer. […]

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