Jedis and vampires on campus

Role-playing isn’t only for video games. Students at USF are participating in Live Action Role-Playing (LARPing), where they get the chance to live a different life – if only for a little while. LARPing is one, more physically engaging, form of role-playing games, most often known from the paper and […]

Improvements taking shape

Upcoming improvements to the “outdated” athletic fields on campus may help USF recruit more student athletes, said Executive Associate Athletic Director Bill McGillis. The $24 million construction project, “USF Athletic Facilities Project, 579,” will include improvements and new facilities for basketball, baseball, softball, football and intramural sports, according to a […]

Teen let off too easy for fatal hit-and-run

Melissa Sjostrom, a 33-year old homeless woman, was struck by a vehicle going 50 mph near Hyde Park Avenue in Tampa that knocked her out of her shoes and sent her flying 100 feet on Feb. 8, according to police reports. According to witnesses, the driver paused momentarily and sped […]

Pacific Hurricane Rick weakens, blamed in deaths

LOS CABOS, Mexico – Hurricane Rick was more than a day away from the resorts of Baja California on Monday but the 13-foot waves it kicked up already killed two people in Los Cabos, which lies almost directly in the Category 1 storm’s forecast path. “We have established patrols on […]

Fla. biotech report urges funding, law changes

TALLAHASSEE – Florida should spend more money and change tax, environmental and other laws to help grow, attract and retain biotechnology industries, according to a report issued Monday. The Task Force on the Study of Biotech Competitiveness, created by the Legislature two years ago, submitted its final report to Gov. […]

University receives stimulus funds for disorders research

One University department is receiving a large amount of federal dollars. In fact, it’s the largest amount the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy (MHLP) has received from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), said USF professor Roger Peters, the chair of MHLP. The MHLP in the College […]

$600M: USF hopes to add that in endowment

“Rainy days” have put a damper on the University’s endowment funds through the USF Foundation in the past year, but a conservative approach will help sustain funding commitments – especially to students – said Rob Fischman, chief financial officer for the USF Foundation. USF’s Unstoppable Campaign aims to raise $600 […]

SG committee discontinues impeachment investigation

Reasons for halting an impeachment investigation of Student Government (SG) Attorney General Cordell Chavis will be released in an official memo at the senate meeting tonight, said senate President Jennifer Belmont. A SG committee voted against moving forward with impeachment charges against Chavis on Monday. The committee’s memo will determine […]

Senate runoff election no longer needed

Campaign violations removed the need for a runoff election for two Student Government senate-elects. An election was to be held this week to determine whether USF students Curtis Neumann or Varun Vasudeo, who tied with 72 votes in a senate election last week, would fulfill one of three seats in […]

Convicted Ohio priest says he didn’t murder nun

COLUMBUS – A Roman Catholic priest imprisoned for killing a nun 29 years ago told a newspaper that he is innocent, but a prosecutor and the victim’s nephew wondered why he is only making the claim now. The Rev. Gerald Robinson, now 71, was convicted in 2006 for killing Sister […]