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 Mass Communications until his replacement has been secured, the St. Petersburg Times reported Tuesday.
World Languages Chairman Vic Peppard will lead the search for the new director.
— Staff report
The search for a new vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has been paused following uncertainty surrounding Gov. Ron DeSantis’ recent requests and plans relating to DEI initiatives in public universities, according to a Tuesday universitywide email from President Rhea Law. “Given the uncertainty surrounding any laws or regulations that may eventually come […]
The Recreation and Wellness Center plans to open a new bouldering wall after spring break following multiple delays, according to assistant director of outdoor recreation Jason Gosch. The bouldering wall, which will replace the old racquetball court, will stand at around 12-14 feet tall, according to Gosch. Unlike a rock-climbing wall, Gosch said extra staff […]
Assistant professor Kyaien Conner said Gov. Ron DeSantis’ initial rejection of Advanced Placement (AP) African American studies course in Florida could be a precursor to restrictions on critical race theory (CRT) classes in the state’s public universities and colleges. College Board released a revised version of the course on Wednesday, omitting some scholars and figures […]
USF Health will comply with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request for Florida’s 12 public universities to send information about students who sought gender-affirming care in the last five years, according to Senior Associate Vice President Donna Petersen. “We’ve been asked by the state to provide some information and we will respond. That’s all we know at […]
USF is celebrating Black Heritage Month by coordinating new events that will highlight Black culture, music and education on Black life. Pilar Walker, coordinator for Black Student Success, said her vision is to connect with students in a way that makes them feel seen and appreciated while also educating the general USF student body about […]
Following an announcement made by Gov. Ron DeSantis to investigate gender-affirming care procedures performed by Florida public universities, freshman communications and music studies double major Brooke Starz felt compelled to take a stand. Starz was one of 12 students handing out flyers linked to a petition for USF leadership to protect transgender students’ rights to […]