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High unemployment rate won’t leave students jobless

Statistics foreshadow bleak job-hunting for students graduating college, but part-time work for college students is attainable. At 6.5 percent, Florida’s unemployment rate is a bit higher than the national average of 6.1 percent — and Tampa’s unemployment rate is an even higher 6.9 percent. In the last year, the national […]

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Keeping track of the Bull Runner

A new bus-tracking system utilizing GPS technology is being considered that would allow students to better budget their time when waiting for the Bull Runner. Plans for a bus-tracking system began last spring when Student Body President Gregory Morgan was contacted by a company offering this service. Morgan was serving […]

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Saying goodbye to the old Marshall Center

Students and faculty gathered under a tent outside the new Marshall Student Center on Wednesday to reminisce about the old while embracing the new. A ceremony was held to take one last glance at the Phyllis P. Marshall Center before its demolition, which is scheduled for completion by the end […]

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USF evaluates college readership, considers getting with the ‘Times’

After overcoming neglect and debt, the Collegiate Readership Program is back on its feet and might add another newspaper to its line-up: The New York Times. The Student Government Department of Academic and University Affairs (AUA) has set up stacks of the Times  around campus to find out if students […]

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Registration policy faces possible changes

If scholarships, job opportunities and parental approval weren’t motivation enough, good grades might earn students early course registration as well. A new system has been proposed that would prioritize students’ registration based on GPA rather than just credit hours. Students in priority groups — such as honors and ROTC  students […]

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USF Polytechnic closed for the rest of the day

At 1:46 p.m. USF Polytechnic (USFP) sent a text message stating that “USF Poly/Lakeland students, faculty and staff should not return today.” USF Polytechnic officials don’t have an official response as to why the campus was evacuated, but they attribute it to the sharing of the building with Polk Community College […]

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‘Climate’ control

Nearly five months after an investigator uncovered numerous reports of bullying in Student Affairs and questioned whether division Vice President Jennifer Meningall could handle her job without additional management training, USF has implemented one of the investigator’s five recommendations for fixing a work environment then-described as a “climate of distrust […]

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School scores upgraded facilities

USF and Hillsborough County are teaming up to roll out $2.7 million in improvements to the University’s soccer field and track, a move USF Athletics officials hope will draw better athletes to the school. The county offered the University money to renovate the campus’ soccer and track facilities in return […]

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Outdated classrooms get a tech makeover

USF has brought some of its oldest classrooms into the iPhone age. The University outfitted 50 classrooms — more than half of them in Cooper Hall — with new instructional technology packages this summer. The upgrades completed a project to modernize 140 general-use classrooms across campus. “Prior to this fall, […]

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Are your student loans in danger?

So, what exactly is happening with student-loan providers in the U.S.? More than 120 private-sector lenders have ceased to offer college loans, saying that these loans are not profitable enough. Does this mean students can’t get loans? Not quite. Though the number of private lenders is shrinking, that doesn’t mean […]