Saying goodbye to the old Marshall Center

Students and faculty gathered under a tent outside the new Marshall Student Center on Wednesday to reminisce about the old while embracing the new. A ceremony was held to take one last glance at the Phyllis P. Marshall Center before its demolition, which is scheduled for completion by the end […]

Registration policy faces possible changes

If scholarships, job opportunities and parental approval weren’t motivation enough, good grades might earn students early course registration as well. A new system has been proposed that would prioritize students’ registration based on GPA rather than just credit hours. Students in priority groups — such as honors and ROTC  students […]

USF Polytechnic closed for the rest of the day

At 1:46 p.m. USF Polytechnic (USFP) sent a text message stating that “USF Poly/Lakeland students, faculty and staff should not return today.” USF Polytechnic officials don’t have an official response as to why the campus was evacuated, but they attribute it to the sharing of the building with Polk Community College […]

‘Climate’ control

Nearly five months after an investigator uncovered numerous reports of bullying in Student Affairs and questioned whether division Vice President Jennifer Meningall could handle her job without additional management training, USF has implemented one of the investigator’s five recommendations for fixing a work environment then-described as a “climate of distrust […]

School scores upgraded facilities

USF and Hillsborough County are teaming up to roll out $2.7 million in improvements to the University’s soccer field and track, a move USF Athletics officials hope will draw better athletes to the school. The county offered the University money to renovate the campus’ soccer and track facilities in return […]

Outdated classrooms get a tech makeover

USF has brought some of its oldest classrooms into the iPhone age. The University outfitted 50 classrooms — more than half of them in Cooper Hall — with new instructional technology packages this summer. The upgrades completed a project to modernize 140 general-use classrooms across campus. “Prior to this fall, […]

Stopping students before they drop out

Unemployment. Eviction. High gas prices. For some students, these aren’t just symptoms of a weakening U.S. economy — they’re things that make getting by financially so difficult that they consider dropping out of college. To help students overcome financial difficulties and stay in school, USF recently launched a program that […]

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 […]