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Online courses must improve for teachers

Universities are offering more and more online courses, despite widespread concern over their effectiveness. A major survey of public colleges and universities released last month by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities found that 70 percent of faculty members describe online courses as inferior or somewhat inferior to classroom […]

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USF tames Terriers in season opener

USF used 24 second-half points to pull away from pesky Wofford and cruise to a 40-7 victory in the Bulls’ season opener Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium. In front an announced crowd of 40,360, the Bulls were tied with the Terriers just minutes before halftime. However, a strong second […]

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Convicted doctor remains USF employee

USF Health officials are reviewing the actions of a University doctor who withheld evidence from authorities in a murder investigation, said USF Health spokeswoman Anne DeLotto Baier. Dr. David Ciesla, associate professor of surgery and director of the trauma/critical care division for the USF medical school, kept a bullet he […]

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Masked group ‘traumatizes’ Cypress residents

It was 1 a.m. Sunday when five masked individuals in white, long-sleeve shirts and pants – hands in their pockets – walked into USF student Tiffaney Hicks’ Cypress A dorm room while she studied. Four black females walked into the bathroom as if looking for something, turned the lights off […]

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USF needs a student dress code

There are some schools and jobs that pose strict dress codes, some that require a uniform and some that take a more lenient stance. USF has no dress code. Browsing through the Student Code of Conduct will reveal offenses such as theft, harassment, stalking, hazing and many others, but no […]

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Senate decision not needed in payroll fund transfer

The Student Government executive branch won’t need senate approval to transfer money from the payroll budget to fund student buses to the Florida State-USF football game later this month, said SG Attorney General Cordell Chavis. Chief Financial Officer Shane Johnson said Tuesday that the executive branch would request the transfer […]

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Second finalist interviews for provost position

USF Provost and Senior Vice President Ralph Wilcox will speak at a forum today from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Marshall Student Center room 2709 as part of his interview process for the University’s provost position. Wilcox, who is one of two finalists for the position, served as the […]

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Parts to a perfect party

Most successful college parties seem to share six elements: a theme, a well thought out guest list, entertainment, good food, good drink and attentive hosting. Below are outlined different ways to include these parts in your next party to keep guests wanting more. Theme A theme for the party should […]

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Judge rules against Cuba

MIAMI – A federal judge ordered the Cuban government and the ruling Communist Party on Wednesday to pay $27.5 million in damages to the mother of a journalist jailed since a 2003 crackdown on dissent. U.S. District Judge Alan S. Gold ruled in the case of Omar Rodriguez Saludes, who […]

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Dorsey Remembered

Out of respect for former teammate Keeley Dorsey, who died after a conditioning workout in January 2007, a different USF player will wear his No. 10 jersey each game this season. Dorsey, a former running back, died in the offseason after his freshman year. He was 19 and would’ve been […]