NEWS

Organization evaluates campus safety

Some areas of campus — especially near the residence halls — aren’t as well lit as they should be, according to one student organization. In an attempt to create a safer campus, Necessary Improvements to Transform our Environment (N.I.T.E.) completed its biannual safety walk around campus Wednesday evening and pointed […]

Campaign signs leave no mark

It has been nine days since one of the most publicized elections in U.S history came to an end, but the USF Tampa campus has already moved on, and it hasn’t had any difficulty transitioning back to University life as usual. The campaign yard signs, posters, stickers and voter registration […]

Picture of the Day: USF meets BMX

BMX rider Brett Walker catches some air Wednesday outside Cooper Hall. The National Guard hired Walker and another rider to tour 37 universities, promoting the National Guard. USF was the last stop on the tour.

Increased international interest

More of USF’s international students hail from non-European countries today than in the past, study abroad administrators said. And as USF tries to market its international-student program to scholars around the globe, partnerships with other universities might bring students from even more countries. Of the 1,345 international students, 249 are […]

Young voters wonder if their influence will be felt after the election

On Tuesday night, students at universities across the nation — including USF — stormed their campuses, marching in the streets, cheering, shouting and crying. “Change” was coming. Now, the students who voted president-elect Barack Obama into office — and those who didn’t — have ideas as to what that change […]

Voting numbers discrepancy still unanswered by officials

Almost a week after a seeming discrepancy between the total number of ballots cast at the Marshall Student Center and the number of votes cast for president was discovered, the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office has yet to answer questions about the difference. Initial polling results Tuesday indicated that […]

Red-light cameras not quite illegal

At first, it sounds like a paradox: Red-light cameras have been installed at intersections around USF to catch people who run lights, but it’s against state law to use the cameras to enforce traffic violations. Though Florida law states that these red-light cameras are illegal in some situations, the Temple […]

Picking the next president of the United States

Sen. John McCain’s platforms: EconomyJohn McCain said he plans to create the National Commission on Workplace Flexibility and Choice. Through the commission, McCain plans to modernize the nation’s labor laws to allow for more flexible scheduling arrangements. He said he wants to promote “telework” so employees can spend less time […]

Grade inflation not a problem at USF, some say

Over the past decade, the average GPA of USF students has risen slightly, but officials said it’s not likely that   this  is  due  to professors bolstering grades. The average GPA at the University was 2.99 in 1998, 3.04 in 2003 and 3.06 in 2008, prompting some to wonder whether these […]