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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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Prepare for parking problems near Sun Dome on Wednesday

Finding parking spots near the Sun Dome may be a little more difficult come Wednesday morning. Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to hold a rally at the Sun Dome this Wednesday. For the event, the University is closing its parking lot on the east side of the […]

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Comparable to SWAT

Two minutes. That’s how long it takes a specially trained USF officer to cross campus during a crisis. The training is part of a new University Police program aimed at protecting students from extreme situations, such as a campus shooting. Tactical Response is for the type of campus emergency that […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]