After a USF student was struck by a car at the crosswalk on 50th Street, Hillsborough County Public Works has installed Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) on the corner of 50th and Holly Drive.
The RRFBs will function like a standard crosswalk signal, with flashing orange lights that will warn drivers to stop for waiting pedestrians. According to a press release from the university, the RRFBs are “being installed as part of $70,000 in pedestrian safety improvements to the area.”
The accident, which took place in November, involved 19-year-old Courtney Neusch, who was crossing 50th street when she was hit by a Nissan Altima.
As part of the effort to increase use of the new RRFBs, the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) will hand out fliers to pedestrians that explain the new beacons, starting at 7:30 a.m.
According to a press release, CUTR will also be “conducting a series of upcoming presentations to increase awareness of the new beacons.”
Student housing rates for the new Sarasota-Manatee residence hall will be the most expensive of all on-campus housing costs across USF’s three campuses. Rates for the dorm will be as follows, according to Edwin Beauchamp, Regional Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs: Suite (Double): $1,297 monthly Two bedroom, one bathroom apartment (single): $1,648 monthly […]
The Student Health Services (SHS) building located next to the bookstore will remain unoccupied, as no decisions have been made to determine what the space will be used for, according to Susanna Perez, communications and marketing officer at the SHWC. All operations that the building used to house were moved to the new Student Health […]
Multimedia correspondent Diego Adesso tested the virtual reality simulation at the exhibit. ORACLE VIDEO/DIEGO ADESSO A section of the first floor of the building was closed off by USF library officials to place an immersive 45-60 minute exhibit of the Kellogg Museum that will be open to students from Sept. 21 through March 1. The […]
SFS founder Will Mleczko, a sophomore economics major, said he struggled to afford the cost of living on campus and was forced to take out loans. His struggles were similar to those of his peers in SFS. Six of the organization’s members spoke while around 20 other members held signs reading “The cost of living […]
The temporary Esports Living Lab (ELL) opened on Sept. 11 at the FIT. The 900-square-foot lab will serve as a precursor to the upcoming permanent lab of the same name set to open in 2024. Open from 5-11 p.m. Monday through Friday, the temporary ELL is stocked with 16 monitors, headsets and microphones as well […]
USF now sits at No. 45 among all public universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking – a decrease of three spots from its place at No. 42 last year. Last year’s ranking was the university’s highest ever. This was the fifth consecutive year that USF was listed within the top 50 […]