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USF declares impasse in faculty bargaining

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After a year and a half of heated bargaining sessions, the administrative bargaining team declared an impasse Monday afternoon in reaching a collective bargaining agreement with the representatives of the USF chapter of the United Faculty of Florida bargaining team.

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Pacholke helps cancer patients after loss of loved one

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Freshman women’s basketball guard Neena Pacholke finished her first season as a Bull two weeks ago. 

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Alumnus stays on track with new ride

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USF alumnus Jeff Hornick had just graduated from high school in 2003 when he started his job as part time ride operator for the Kumba ride at Busch Gardens. 

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Opinion

  • Why no one can escape being called shallow

    With ABC News program Nightline testing the amount of obnoxious behavior people are willing to tolerate from others based on their “good looks,” or a study by the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finding that attractive men are more likely to receive funding for their start-up businesses, it is clear physical appearance remains a central factor when judging others. 

  • Let us take a #selfie

     

    As seniors graduate and walk across the stage next week to shake USF President Judy Genshaft’s hand, many will undoubtedly want to stop and appreciate the moment by taking a selfie with their phones.

  • Make room for e-books on digital bookshelf

    Whether reading them on tablets, laptops, or even cell phones, electronic books (e-books) have been on the rise in recent years.

  • Unpaid interns’ rights should be recognized nationally

    Unpaid internships have been slowly moving out of shadows in recent years, as seen with a new law that opened the door to unpaid interns’ rights. However, the unpaid internship system has not quite finished improving.

  • Students juggle work, school in broken system

    While there is nothing new about working while in college, a recently published study by a Michigan State University graduate student revealed students must now work more in order to meet the same demands as students 30 years ago. 

  • Students deserve more say in UPenn’s mental health care

    The Counseling Center at USF, which offers psychological services and workshops for students, and Wellness Education, a department of Wellness USF, provide mental health resources for USF students.  

  • Campus safety should factor into college rankings

    When potential students are considering which college is the right choice for them, they may research a school’s graduation rates or financial resources — facts typically calculated in traditional college rankings in
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  • Choosing brevity over grammaticism

    Only a few decades ago, people took pride in crafting finely written letters, but today distant communication has become so instantaneous that most do not bother with the formality. 

  • Alumnus stays on track with new ride

    USF alumnus Jeff Hornick had just graduated from high school in 2003 when he started his job as part time ride operator for the Kumba ride at Busch Gardens. 

  • Wrestling legend’s eatery fails to impress

    When one visits Hogan’s Beach, he must keep in mind the location is nothing more than a tourist trap for serious Hulk Hogan fans. 

  • Jude Law gives great performance, plot fails to impress

    From the moment the movie starts, it becomes abundantly clear that Jude Law took a page out of Matthew McConaughey’s book to treat the audience to an unexpected performance never seen before. 

  • Free STD testing on campus today

    One in four college students have an STD, according to Stanford University’s Sexual Health Peer Resource Center, and today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. students can get tested for free at the Student Health Services (SHS) Center as part of an annual event to provide free STD testing. 

  • Students bring Sinahalese New Year to USF

    As the sun moved out of the house of Pisces and into the house of Aries on Monday, many from the country of Sri Lanka celebrated the Sinhala and Hindu New Year.

Latest News

  • Gubernatorial debate comes to USF again

     

    This fall, the debate between candidates for the next governor of Florida will take place on campus as USF will once again host the gubernatorial debate. 

  • Classroom Capture: Whose intellectual property is it?

    When the university rolled out the expansion of its Classroom Capture services in 2011, the intent was to create a service that enables students who cannot attend class to receive a similar experience by viewing the actual lectures that are recorded and placed online. 

  • Cocco goes from outsider to inauguration

    In the months leading to his election, Jean Cocco campaigned on the idea of “We the Students” and epitomized his agenda as representing the student body as a whole.   

  • But first ... don’t stop to take a selfie

    New etiquette guidelines issued for graduation

    While it may be a socially acceptable protocol for the U.S. President at Nelson Mandela’s funeral or for Ellen DeGeneres at the Oscars, taking a selfie with USF President Judy Genshaft on stage will no longer be an acceptable behavior at USF graduation ceremonies.

  • USF student competes to win modified vehicle

    When Juan Giraldo moved from Colombia to Tampa as a young child, his life changed dramatically. 

  • USF declares impasse in faculty bargaining

    After a year and a half of heated bargaining sessions, the administrative bargaining team declared an impasse Monday afternoon in reaching a collective bargaining agreement with the representatives of the USF chapter of the United Faculty of Florida bargaining team.

  • BOT adopts in-state tuition for veterans

     

    No matter their location in the country, military veterans will now be able to pay in-state tuition at USF as the Board of Trustees approved a measure Monday, following passage of HB 7015 by the state Legislature and approval of Fla. Gov. Rick Scott.

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    Unexplained chalkings reported to UP

    Five symbols that looked “out of the ordinary” were reported to University Police as being spotted across campus. Locations included near the Chemistry building, Interdisciplinary Sciences building, Student Services Breezeway and two near the Fine Arts Hall.

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  • New chef brings new flavor to On Top of the Palms

     

    For the past two months, a sign with Darryl Morrison’s face has greeted those who dine at On Top of the Palms, the buffet-style restaurant with daily menu offerings, frequented by students, faculty and administrators alike.  

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