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Adviser advocated for her students

Friends called Academic Adviser Artia Small the “counsel,” because she readily listened to their concerns and provided feedback. To students, she was the lawyer who fought for them when their status in the College of Education was under review. To former Student Body President Tyvi Small, she was simply his […]

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College applications on the rise at USF

Across the nation, high school seniors have become more decisive when it comes to college applications. More students are choosing to apply to college during the early decision period — meaning they apply early and commit to attend the institution if accepted — despite the economic downturn, according to a […]

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Higher tuition rates might make Florida competitive

Florida public universities’ low tuition rates seem to be catching up with them as state funding drops and universities scramble to make ends meet while attempting to focus on increasing national recognition. At less than $4,000 for 30 credit hours, universities in Florida have some of the lowest tuitions in […]

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Cars, country clubs among leaders’ perks

A dearth of state tax revenue is prompting budget cuts at Florida public universities, but some of the money trickling out of USF’s thinning coffers pays several administrators up to $650 per month for a car allowance. The University’s fundraising arm, the USF Foundation, also pays for a handful of […]

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Assessing alcohol use, abuse continues statewide

Alcohol use on campus has generated an array of debates, concerns and policy changes this semester. From the serving restrictions at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s to the Alcohol Task Force, alcohol-related issues do not seem to be nearing an end.  In a recent survey by USF Student Health Services (SHS), 8,000 […]

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Little-known center offers essay-writing assistance

As finals week approaches, students can get a little help with their final papers at the USF Tampa Library. Located behind the Library’s group-study area, the Writing Center is a useful resource for students. Though employees said the center is packed during finals week, most students seem not to know […]

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Thai protests delay USF officials

Though anti-government protests in Thailand have shut down two major airports and stranded about 300,000 foreigners in the past week, they did little more than delay President Judy Genshaft and USF Health faculty members’ travel plans in the country. Genshaft, along with College of Medicine Dean Dr. Stephen Klasko, Board […]

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An important ‘Kause’

Individually, the letters P, K and D seem harmless enough. They’re just a sampling of the alphabet. Combined, they might still seem pretty innocuous — PKD, a little-known acronym for Polycystic Kidney Disease, is an almost unheard of disorder. For English major Jodi Stone, those letters — that acronym, that […]

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Riding for a cause

As a result of their own brushes with danger and a local cyclist’s death, two USF students are working to raise awareness about bicycle safety. Students Noelle Deltufo and Kathryn Ardoin created Ride for Awareness, a bicycle ride to promote biker safety. On Dec. 5, participants will ride down Fletcher […]

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‘Dedicated’ student lived life for others

For freshman Jessica Palmer, life wasn’t about grades, accolades or popularity. It was about living her faith, spending time with her family and supporting her friends. It’s what made her spend about $120 on a last-minute plane ticket home to Miami a month ago when she missed her train, just […]