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Student Government collecting donations to help Hurricane Irma victims

By Timothy Fanning Hurricane Irma victims in Pinellas County are still in desperate need of personal hygiene products, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and deodorant. That’s why Student Government is partnering with the St. Petersburg Free Clinic on a food and hygiene drive to support hurricane relief efforts. “These supplies continue to be in […]

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On Wisniewska: ‘The captain should go down with their ship’

By Delaney Brown For professor Deby Cassill, the former regional chancellor’s decision to evacuate students was not enough; Sophia Wisniewska should have stayed behind. “Whenever there’s a potential catastrophe, a strong leader needs to stay and reassure their people. They need to be there to start rebuilding, if they have to,” says Cassill. Cassill has […]

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

By Timothy Fanning 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 […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

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

By Delaney Brown Normally Andres 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 […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Surprise, questions abound

Pictured Above: In a happier moment, former Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska (third from left) and USF System President Judy Genshaft (center, in green dress) posed in 2013 with (left to right) Roy Binger, USFSP Campus Board; Judy Mitchell, USFSP Campus Board; Bob Churuti, USFSP Campus Board; Stephanie Goforth, USF System Trustee; Debbie Sembler, former USFSP Campus […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Grading the regional chancellor: A string of A’s – and then an F

By Nancy McCann For four years, the president of the USF system applauded the performance of Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska with positive evaluations and pay raises. President Judy Genshaft praised Wisniewska for building a senior leadership team, meeting goals and working hard for “the success of USFSP.” Documents in Wisniewska’s personnel file also show that […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Opinion: Wisniewska leaves ‘bond that transcends her departure’

By Deni Elliott Special to The Crow’s Nest Sophia left a legacy of connection and shared governance that Interim Chancellor Martin Tadlock will carry forward and build upon Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska took St. Petersburg by storm in 2013. She left by storm as well, but I believe that I speak for many within the University […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Through turmoil, Martin Tadlock tries to bring campus back together

Editor’s note: This week, the newly appointed interim regional chancellor Martin Tadlock hosted two forums for faculty and staff, and on Monday, he met with students. The following statements were sent to campus employees and students. Message to Faculty Good afternoon. I’m glad to see you all here and that you and your families are […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Gone, erased and no more; Wisniewska cut from website

The university wasted no time this week in erasing search results on its website for the former regional chancellor. In a written statement, Jessica Blais, USF St. Petersburg’s communication director, confirmed the deletion earlier this week, but did not say whether the order was given by USF system President Judy Genshaft. “As part of our […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Reflective but emphatic, ousted chancellor says she would never jeopardize students’ safety

By Nancy McCann Confident that all students had evacuated and campus preparations for Hurricane Irma were complete, Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska left St. Petersburg on Saturday, Sept. 9, to escape the potential fury of the storm. She returned three days later to the wrath of USF system President Judy Genshaft. In a scorching letter that […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show