The Oracle first reported that classes had been canceled for Thursday after an email from USF St. Pete was sent to students and faculty across all systems saying that USF System President Judy Genshaft had made the decision to cancel classes.
The Oracle has now confirmed with USF spokesman Adam Freeman that this email was not sent by USF's communications and marketing office and is inacurate. No decision has been made about classes for Thursday or Friday, Freeman said, but a decision is expected tonight.
Senior Advisor to the President and Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman and Vice Dean for Education and Faculty Affairs in the College of Public Health Tricia Penniecook will begin new positions to progress diversity efforts at USF, according to a university-wide email sent Friday by President Rhea Law. Law said the decisions come […]
Climate change poses a threat to the planet as greenhouse gas emissions rise and heat collects in the atmosphere. Some students desire to see change at the university level and beyond to combat the consequences of climate change in the coming years. Florida is already beginning to experience the impacts of climate change as cities […]
The Marshall Student Center (MSC) Jamba Juice closed this summer, but it will soon be replaced by another smoothie shop — Blenz Bowls — in the fall semester. Blenz is a smoothie and acai bowl franchise founded by University of Alabama alumni Zac Rogers and Riley Voce. It is set to open Aug. 22. Menu […]
Creating a sense of belonging at the university is important to St. Pete Regional Chancellor Christian Hardigree, but ensuring everyone feels they matter is even more paramount to her. Hardigree said she got this sentiment from a colleague and friend who is a Black woman. The colleague said that while finding her Black sorority and […]
Love and support filled the air as thousands of members of the LGBTQ community danced on top of floats and celebrated themselves and others during the St. Petersburg Pride Parade. “I was in awe above all else,” sophomore communications major Devin Morgan said. “Everyone is coexisting and supporting each other in a way that’s different […]
With the overturning of the 1973 landmark Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, which protected access to abortions at the federal level for the past 50 years, some impacted students had concerns for a post-Roe America, ranging from future health crises to its effects on disadvantaged communities. Shelby Catroneo, a sophomore health sciences major, said […]