Thai protests delay USF officials

Though anti-government protests in Thailand have shut down two major airports and stranded about 300,000 foreigners in the past week, they did little more than delay President Judy Genshaft and USF Health faculty members’ travel plans in the country. Genshaft, along with College of Medicine Dean Dr. Stephen Klasko, Board […]

An important ‘Kause’

Individually, the letters P, K and D seem harmless enough. They’re just a sampling of the alphabet. Combined, they might still seem pretty innocuous — PKD, a little-known acronym for Polycystic Kidney Disease, is an almost unheard of disorder. For English major Jodi Stone, those letters — that acronym, that […]

Assessing alcohol use, abuse continues statewide

Alcohol use on campus has generated an array of debates, concerns and policy changes this semester. From the serving restrictions at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s to the Alcohol Task Force, alcohol-related issues do not seem to be nearing an end.  In a recent survey by USF Student Health Services (SHS), 8,000 […]

Riding for a cause

As a result of their own brushes with danger and a local cyclist’s death, two USF students are working to raise awareness about bicycle safety. Students Noelle Deltufo and Kathryn Ardoin created Ride for Awareness, a bicycle ride to promote biker safety. On Dec. 5, participants will ride down Fletcher […]

‘Dedicated’ student lived life for others

For freshman Jessica Palmer, life wasn’t about grades, accolades or popularity. It was about living her faith, spending time with her family and supporting her friends. It’s what made her spend about $120 on a last-minute plane ticket home to Miami a month ago when she missed her train, just […]

USF to reduce budget by another 5 percent

A projected $17-million cut in state funding has prompted University administrators to hire fewer tenure-track faculty and advisers and shut down the campus over winter break. Though the University cut 15 percent last semester, statewide budget shortfalls may require an additional 5 percent cut. This means USF would have reduced […]

No hate crimes reported at USF

FBI statistics indicate that Tampa has the greatest number of hate crimes in the state, but that USF doesn’t follow that trend. USF has not had a hate crime since 2004 and Tampa’s high number may have more to do with reporting than with actual crimes, though University Police is […]

Breakdancer uses disability to smash stereotypes

Luca Patuelli has toured the world, breakdancing in Japan, France, Canada and cities throughout the United States. What sets him apart from other breakdancers, however, is that he does it all despite a muscle disorder that prevents him from being able to walk without the aid of crutches. Known by […]

University trustee dies unexpectedly

Police cars, a fire truck and an ambulance rushed to the Administration Building on Wednesday afternoon, responding to a call that a University official had suddenly collapsed. USF Foundation board member Robert Dressler was giving a speech to the University Investment Committee when he suddenly appeared to have difficulty breathing […]

Student Government: SG hopes to monitor how students vote

The next time you vote in a Student Government election, SG might be watching. During Tuesday’s senate meeting, some members expressed interest in implementing a vote-tracking system, through which SG members could identify certain demographics and give the University raw statistics about who is voting where and when, said Senate […]