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. […]

$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 […]

Balloon boy charges may not come until next week

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Investigators pored over e-mails, phone records and financial documents from the home of Richard Heene on Monday as they weighed felony charges and sought to determine who else might have helped the alleged balloon-boy hoax get off the ground. The sheriff’s office said its findings will […]

Leavitt hurt by death of Connecticut player

At Monday’s Big East teleconference, USF coach JIm Leavitt said he “broke” when he heard about the death of Connecticut starting cornerback Jasper Howard. Howard was stabbed to death during an on-campus fight just hours after the team’s victory over Louisville on Saturday. Leavitt has had to deal with tragedy […]

Brazil vows safe Olympics after 14 killed in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO – At least 2,000 police officers patrolled this coastal city Sunday and Brazilian officials pledged to host a violence-free 2016 Olympics despite bloody drug gang shootouts that left 14 people dead. An hourslong firefight between rival gangs Saturday in one of the city’s slums killed at least […]

USF draws third largest crowd in loss

Raymond James Stadium didn’t sell out like some of the USF players and coaches hoped it would, but the USF-Cincinnati game Thursday was still one of the largest home crowds in the program’s 13-year history. The announced crowd of 63,976 was the third-largest and largest since 2007. USF’s Friday ESPN […]

No. 12 USF showcases offense with win over ‘Cuse

For the USF men’s soccer team, there are only so many touches to go around. That’s why coach George Kiefer’s main message in practice this year has been to get as many people involved in the offense as possible. It worked Saturday night, as the No. 12 Bulls (9-2-2, 4-2-2) […]

USF police arrest male who entered student’s residence

A male was arrested for “unlawfully entering” a residence hall wearing only boxer shorts and touching a victim while she slept in her room Friday, said University Police (UP) spokeswoman Lt. Meg Ross. Daniel C. Boliek, who is not a USF student, entered Beta Hall in his boxer shorts before […]

The evolution of the vampire

They come in all forms and shapes. Whether as a bat, a rat or a wolf, vampires have often taken the form of creatures to convey their contemptible nature. Vampire characters in books, movies and television have enjoyed numerous transformations over time, spanning societies and generations, but they eventually took […]