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Addressing the alcohol issue

In the face of growing state and national concern over the abuse of alcohol on college campuses, the University has created a task force to review the alcohol policies at USF. The Alcohol Awareness and Education Task Force, however, is not specifically responding to the changes in the Beef ‘O’ […]

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Homecoming team hits an early road block

A student organization that has won the Homecoming Team Competition seven years in a row said it can’t participate this year because its entry application was handwritten, not typed. Instead, the co-ed business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi can only compete in a different bracket for disqualified teams, which cannot win […]

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Student Health Services accepts private insurance

Students with private health insurance won’t have to pay out-of-pocket when visiting Student Health Services (SHS) anymore. SHS now accepts multiple insurance providers, instead of only the USF-sponsored health plan. This means that going to the clinic will be cheaper for students and they will no longer have to seek […]

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SAFE Team short-staffed

An organization that provides students free, safe rides on campus at night was unable to do so for a two-hour period Tuesday because of staffing problems, an organization administrator said. SAFE Team lacked the manpower to offer rides between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Tuesday, Director William Foote said. Students […]

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Leaving to return

A USF director is stepping down from his position to return to his first love: teaching. Director of the School of Mass Communications Edward Jay Friedlander will step down as director by August 2009, followed by a two-semester sabbatical — or leave of absence — from the University. During Friedlander’s […]

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Physics Building chemical spill turns out to be false alarm

Classes and labs were suspended Wednesday after a strong odor mistaken for a chemical spill prompted University Police to evacuate the Physics Building for about eight hours. A professor and UP officer set off an alarm in the building at 7:17 a.m., fearful that they smelled fluorine — a toxic […]

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Dr. Drew gets intimate with students Wednesday

A discussion about sex, love and relationships Wednesday night turned out to be more educational than sensational. University Lecture Series (ULS) hosted Dr. Drew Pinsky, an medical addiction specialist known for giving advice to people about sex, love and relationships. He is best known for his television show Celebrity Rehab […]

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Openly gay professor brings gay history to USF

For the first time at the University, students will be able to take a course exploring the history of gays and lesbians, a USF Library news release reported. David Johnson, an openly gay assistant professor at USF, will teach the course in the spring. There will be undergraduate and graduate […]

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Mass Communications director steps down from position

Starting in 2009, Mass Communications Director Jay Friedlander will no longer serve as the head of the school. Friedlander announced in an Oct. 2 e-mail that he will be taking a nine-month hiatus from the University but said he plans to remain engaged in all decision-making involving the School of […]