NEWS

USF draws from its reserve to pay new teachers

USF’s administration is scrambling to balance the need to hire more teachers with a shrinking budget. As a way to alleviate this pressure, the University decided to tap into a special $53-million fund of one-time cash to employ more adjuncts and part-time teachers, Provost Ralph Wilcox said. This rainy day […]

Are your student loans in danger?

So, what exactly is happening with student-loan providers in the U.S.? More than 120 private-sector lenders have ceased to offer college loans, saying that these loans are not profitable enough. Does this mean students can’t get loans? Not quite. Though the number of private lenders is shrinking, that doesn’t mean […]

Where to get free food the first two days of classes

Monday Aug. 25 CREATE-A-CUPCAKEPresented by Sigma Sigma RhoMarshall Student Center (MSC) 3704, 11am-2pmFree cupcakes SPLASH BASHPresented by Housing and Residential EducationAndros Pool, 12pm-2pmFree food WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOODPresented by Housing and Residential EducationBeta Fields (Behind Beta Hall), 6pm-8pmFree pizza   Tuesday Aug. 26 SO SWEETPresident by Kappa Delta PhiMarshall Center Ballroom (MSC) […]

Scarred in a flash

Matt Dolson puts on a hat and heavy jacket — covering all exposed skin — before he steps into the Florida summer heat. He only has to walk about 100 yards from his front door to stand in the place where, three months ago, an explosion nearly killed him. His […]

Programs provide support for family firsts

For some students, attending college is about more than graduating. It’s about being the first in their family to graduate from college. USF offers two programs – Student Support Services (SSS) and the Freshman Summer Institute (FSI) – that cater to students with low-income backgrounds who are the first in […]

IN BRIEF: USF St. Petersburg needs to keep better records

USF St. Petersburg has received answers as to why they were placed on probation more than two weeks ago. The Southern Association of Colleges (SACS) placed USF St. Petersburg on probation for failing to meet two compliance standards out of 89. One of the standards not met required the University […]

Smokers light up after pain

A new study has demonstrated that pain can increase the desire to smoke cigarettes. The study, conducted by researchers from USF and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, could have important implications for smokers who suffer from chronic pain. In the May issue of the Journal of […]

Byrd board announced

USF and Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute announced the members of their new affiliation board Tuesday. The seven-member board was designed to work on the details of the affiliation between Byrd and USF, said Melanie Meyer, chief of external affairs for the institute. Byrd became part […]