Fla. House passes redistricting amendment
TALLAHASSEE – The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature’s answer to a pair of citizen initiatives on redistricting has passed in the House.
The proposed state constitutional amendment (HJR 7231) cleared the chamber on a partisan 72-40 roll call Monday. That was just two more votes than the three-fifths needed.
If also approved by the Senate, the measure would go on the Nov. 2 ballot. There it would join the citizen initiatives, Amendments 5 and 6. One is for legislative and the other for congressional redistricting.
House Democrats said the legislative proposal would undermine the initiatives designed to prevent gerrymandering to favor incumbents or political parties.
Republicans say their proposal would clarify the initiatives.
USF Health unveils Mo-Bull Health Care Unit, operations to begin fall 2023
Around 75 eminent health care professionals and hopefuls from all branches of the USF Health community gathered at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mo-Bull Nurse Medical Clinic. The event was held at the USF College of Nursing on Friday morning, where members of the community celebrated the effort involved in launching USF Nursing’s latest […]
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
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