Rubio gets Romney’s endorsement
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will endorse Marco Rubio over Gov. Charlie Crist in Florida’s Republican Senate primary more than two years after Crist helped crush Romney’s presidential aspirations by endorsing rival John McCain.
Romney plans to announce the endorsement Saturday and campaign with Rubio in Tampa today, according to a Romney adviser who asked to remain anonymous because the official announcement has not been made.
Romney is the third major 2008 presidential candidate to endorse Rubio. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee have also endorsed the former House speaker.
Crist and Rubio both sought Romney’s endorsement, the adviser said, but Romney believes Rubio has a stronger conservative record and is an idea-driven leader. Romney was also disappointed that Crist vetoed a teacher merit-pay bill this week that was a high priority for Republican lawmakers and former Gov. Jeb Bush.
Romney’s Political Action Committee is contributing the maximum $5,000 allowed to Rubio’s campaign.
The Rubio campaign said it would not comment on the endorsement until after it’s made.
USF hosts worldwide climate teach-in
USF hosted its second annual worldwide climate teach-in on Wednesday in Juniper-Poplar Hall under the theme education and application. Tables with advocates from various organizations and students aiming to network and gain career guidance in environmental fields swamped the lobby for over six hours. The teach-in is a worldwide educational event which focuses on possible […]
Kennesaw State’s Amir Abdur-Rahim hired as men’s basketball coach
USF Athletics Director Michael Kelly announced the hire of former Kennesaw State head coach Amir Abdur-Rahim Wednesday afternoon, filling the role that former men’s basketball coach Brian Gregory previously held. Welcome to the Bay, @SunsetAMIR ‼️ A dynamic new leader for @USFMBB 🏀📝https://t.co/4I2ziCEpBf#HornsUp🤘 pic.twitter.com/eg9oimQ8g8 — USF Athletics (@USFAthletics) March 29, 2023 Although it was confirmed […]
USF employee faces termination over involvement in diversity cut protests
Following her arrest at a Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) protest on March 6, admissions department employee Chrisley Carpio is expected to be fired after receiving a letter from the university, according to a Tuesday Tampa Bay Times article. Carpio was one of four people arrested during the protest, in which Carpio, alongside members […]
Students express safety concerns in Tampa, on campus
A March 16 TIME magazine article listed Tampa as one of the world’s greatest places in 2023. Despite the recognition, students expressed concerns for their safety on and off-campus. Tampa was the only Florida city that was included in the magazine’s top 50 list and has become notable for its blossoming downtown scene and multi-billion […]
Request for collective bargaining records is misguided, faculty say
The Board of Governors’ recent request for public state universities to hand over collective bargaining records and associated costs signals a misguided attack on unions, according to president of the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) USF chapter Steve Lang. The request, originally sent out to the state university system (SUS) on March 1 by SUS […]
Revamped Dabke club introduced at USF
After the Bull’s Dabke club disbanded in spring 2022, Dabke dance club president Claire Fosburgh made it her priority to bring back the club that represented a personal connection to her family’s Syrian-Lebanese culture after settling in the U.S. “I was raised to have this appreciation for our culture and our food, but my family […]