USF breaks ground for new research park building
With helmets and shovels in hand, the new Innovation building will soon break ground at the USF Research Park.
The 120,000-square-foot building will be located at the northeast corner of Spectrum Boulevard and Fowler Avenue. It will be the first new building in USF’s research park since 2005.
“Construction is scheduled to begin later this spring after some initial groundwork is complete,” USF spokesperson Adam Freeman wrote in an email to The Oracle. The building is scheduled to open in fall 2021.
About 100 people gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday at the building’s site. Former USF President Judy Genshaft, USF President Steven Currall and Board of Trustees Chairman Jordan Zimmerman were among the guests.
The new facility will feature laboratory, office and meeting spaces for both established and start-up companies. In addition, the building will also have retail and dining options.
Solano, Malanga win SG presidential run-off election
Juniors Sebastian Solano and Jessica Malanga were announced as Student Government (SG) president and vice president in the 2023 SG presidential run-off election. A total of 2,087 votes were cast across all three campuses, in which Solano and Malanga won 1,076. Runners up Cesar Esmeraldi and Elizabeth Volmy drew 1,011 votes, a 65-vote differential. Election […]
On-campus political groups split on bill targeting diversity initiatives
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Trans+ Student Union holds Gender Affirming Clothing Swap
Among hundreds of clothing items separated by tops, bottoms and accessories displayed on top of several chairs in rows, the Trans+ Student Union (TSU) aimed to provide a safe space for over 45 students in attendance to explore their gender expressions through fabric. The Gender Affirming Clothing Swap event was held at the Marshall Student […]
Trans+ Student Union’s Gender Affirming Clothing Swap – Photo Gallery
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Student-led art exhibit showcases multidimensional change
Standing in front of a group of 20 attendees in the dimly lit Marshall Student Center Centre Gallery, freshman interdisciplinary social sciences major Carolina Gutfruend shared the significance of honoring sexual assault awareness through her art. Recounting her own experiences with guilt and shame as a survivor of sexual assault, Gutfruend said she wanted her […]
Students, faculty rally against state legislation targeting diversity initiatives
At a Tuesday rally intended to create student awareness for preserving academic rights, history professor Alex Levine read aloud two emails he received earlier this week from prospective employees and graduate students expressing fear for their future at USF. One of the emails was from a trans philosophy graduate student who messaged him about her […]