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Going green means going trayless for USF

To remember the Earth, USF has forgotten the tray. That’s the tagline printed across one of the signs on campus informing students of USF’s new trayless dining policy. USF and universities across the nation are implementing environmentally friendly practices, like phasing out the plastic trays traditionally used in dining halls. […]

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Degrees of difficulty

Women and minorities typically have to wait a while longer than their white, male counterparts before adding “Ph.D” to their names. A report by the Council of Graduate Schools stated that 25 percent of women nationwide completed their doctoral degrees sometime after their seventh year and before their 10th, compared […]

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Pop icon to give advice about sex, drug abuse

Students won’t have to call in Wednesday to be on Loveline. University Lecture Series (ULS) will feature pop personality Dr. Drew Pinsky, an internist and addiction medicine specialist best known for helping people with relationship, sex and substance-abuse problems on his television show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and radio […]

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Top administrators decline one-time bonus

Some of the University’s top administrators, such as President Judy Genshaft and Provost Ralph Wilcox, could have fattened their wallets a bit in recent weeks. Instead, they chose otherwise. The money would have come in the form of a one-time, lump-sum bonus for several of the University’s staff members and […]

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Union contract ratified after three years of negotiation

After three years of negotiation, a campus labor union has ratified a contract that includes a one-time lump sum bonus. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is the second-largest labor union representing state, county, city and university workers in the state of Florida. William McClelland, president […]

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Health services recommended for extra funds

Student Health Services (SHS) and the Counseling Center may receive a large portion of the student fee increase next year if President Judy Genshaft follows the advisory committee’s recommendation. The seven-member committee, formed to advise Genshaft on the size and distribution of a student fee increase, suggested increasing student fees […]

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The ‘doctor’ is in

Sanford E. Harper II’s USF education was cut short when a 1988 imprisonment for fighting with a police officer took him out of college for two years. Twenty years later, he is back at USF to get his degree. All in all, Harper — known by his pen name, “Dr. […]

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Senators no longer have ‘incentives’

Senators will no longer be able to receive an extra $150 if they work exceptionally hard — for now, at least — because it’s impossible to do so. The senate incentives — legislation passed in the spring that allowed most senators to receive $150 if they went above and beyond […]

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Jobs for graduate assistants rising despite cap

Although graduate assistants (GA) usually teach introductory-level and general education courses, the mandated cap on freshman enrollment has not negatively impacted the availability of jobs for graduate assistants. The governing body of USF put a cap on freshman enrollment to cope with budget cuts. Although admission standards for freshmen did […]

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Library offers faster check-out

A new self-checkout system at the USF Library has technologically updated the facility and could speed up checkout time. “This is one of those things that have been around for years,” said Merilyn Burke, associate director of Access and Media Services. “Just about every public library has one, even the […]