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Connect’s first concert series launches amid much excitement

By Alex Eubanks After a summer of filming and recording two dozen musicians and bands, Connect, a student-run media group, is ready to release its video concert series Tiny Office today. Filmed in an office the size of a college dorm, the series will feature performances from students and artists from the St. Petersburg community. Tiny […]

Glazing up new doughnut concept

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 […]

Tumult at the top: Leadership changes at USFSP over the years

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 […]

Tumult at the top: Leadership changes at USFSP over the years

Arsenault ‘shocked and disturbed’ by Genshaft’s handling of regional chancellor departure

By Timothy Fanning When Raymond Arsenault arrived in 1980, most of the tiny school that townspeople called “USF Bayboro” sat on 11 acres jutting out into Bayboro Harbor. The financial endowment was small, the mission unclear, the future uncertain. Over the years, however, as Arsenault became a prominent Southern historian and author, his little school […]

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 […]

Tumult at the top: Leadership changes at USFSP over the years

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 […]

Tumult at the top: Leadership changes at USFSP over the years

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 […]

Tumult at the top: Leadership changes at USFSP over the years

Genshaft touts campus hurricane preparedness; doesn’t mention Wisniewska

In a video statement Tuesday, USF System President Judy Genshaft addressed the university’s preparedness for Hurricane Irma.   She praised faculty, staff and students who went to great lengths before, during and after the storm to ensure the safety and welfare of all those who sheltered on campus. There was no mention of former regional […]

Tumult at the top: Leadership changes at USFSP over the years

Genshaft and Wisniewska sparred before forced departure of regional chancellor

Here are some of the key documents released by the USF system on Sept. 18 in response to a public records request by The Crow’s Nest. This is the draft of an undated letter from USF system President Judy Genshaft to USFSP Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska. It is titled Termination for Cause: Dear Dr. Wisniewska: […]

Tumult at the top: Leadership changes at USFSP over the years